Hailey Home was borne from our passion for both home decor, and the environment.
Balancing functionality with beauty is at the forefront of everything we do. Our handcrafted wooden cutting boards, serving trays, and drink coasters not only serve a practical use, providing an eco-friendly solution to food prep, they're also made with a conscious eye towards reducing plastic waste world-wide. At Hailey Home, we've made it our mission to create products that not only look good, but do good.
We believe that there is always an alternative to plastic in the home.
Unlike plastic, wood is a natural, zero-waste resource - completely renewable, environmentally sustainable, and naturally antibacterial. Wood cutting boards are easier to clean, knife marks can be easily sanded out, and the wood will last for a lifetime. Not to mention, beautiful to look at.
Each customer can make a difference, we truly believe that.
Every time you choose a product made from natural materials like wood and slate instead of chemically-based products like plastic, you have made a conscious choice to reduce plastic waste in our oceans. Each time you make this choice, you've made a difference.
At Hailey Home, we choose to make a difference as well.
That's why Hailey Home will donate a percentage of every sale to Oceana.org, a maritime charity doing amazing things for our planet! But we can't do it without you. Our amazing customers help us further that commitment to our environment every day. Together, we can make the world a more beautiful place - both in our homes, and in our oceans.
We want each and every one of our customers to be proud to call their home a Hailey Home, and we want to lead as an example of a company not just making products that look good, but products that do good.Will you join us?
The Nitty-Gritty: Why We Choose Wood Over Plastic
Below are just a few reasons why we believe natural materials like wood and slate are the clear sustainable choice over plastics and other chemically-based materials.
Plastic cutting boards harm our bodies and our landfills. Knives leave deep gouges in plastic, making them nearly impossible to keep clean and thus promote bacteria growth. Due to this, they also require frequent replacement - as knife marks cannot be repaired in plastic cutting boards - leading to even more unnecessary plastic waste.
Plastic harms our oceans. Humans dump 8 million metric tons of plastic waste into the oceans each year. That’s the equivalent of nearly 57,000 blue whales — every single year. At this rate, by 2050 ocean plastic will outweigh all of the ocean’s fish.
Ocean trash can be broken into smaller pieces — known as microplastic — by sun exposure and wave action, after which it can find its way into the food chain. When it eventually degrades (which takes 400 years for most plastic), the process releases chemicals that further contaminate the sea.
Plastic particles are now found inside animals and throughout the ocean food chain—from mussels to fish to turtles to whales.
Plastic harms our bodies. Plastic products that claim to be "BPA free" can be even more harmful, as the BPA substitutes can cause more damage to our bodies than BPA itself.