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It’s easy sleeping green

On Earth Day you can rest easy.Slifer Designs has come up with Pura Vida bed, recently featured in national magazine Mountain Living.Pura Vida is made from 100 percent entirely sustainable materials. From the mattress to the wood frame to the linens and lighting, everything is recycled, eco-friendly or reclaimed.”The challenge of creating a bed out of entirely sustainable materials was met with enthusiasm from The Green Team,” said Rebecca Hollister, leader of the Slifer Designs Green Team. “One of our goals is to educate the public about green design, and Pura Vida has been a great way to do that.”The Green Team – comprised of Rebecca Hollister, Tom Counter, Kim Wolfe, Carolyn Gash, Jen Beatty, Steve Folz and Jennifer Helm – set to work to combine form with function in creating the Pura Vida bed.”Our passion for green design is not just a passing trend,” said Yvonne Jacobs, vice president for interior design. “Pura Vida is an amazing example of how green design can be very luxurious, something our clients have come to expect from Slifer Designs. The Green Team is an amazing resource for our entire company and we, in turn, share that knowledge with our clients. This is a education process and in the end, we all benefit from living a better life.”Contact the Slifer Designs showroom at 926-8200.Special features and innovations:Red Pillow Fabric- composed of organic wool and man-made cellulose fiberLighting- low voltage directional fiber optic lighting, built into the bedBead & Shell Accent Pillows- wood & shells harvested in a sustainable manner in the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia (where the manufacturer has also assisted with tsunami relief efforts). Fabric is finely hand-woven abaca.Mattress System- natural rubber mattress with organic cotton/wool/silk cover and dowel foundation. Naturally antibacterial, hypoallergenic, mold and dust free. Green Pillow Fabric- wool and ramie, developed by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) and Designtex. Considered a biological nutrient fabric because it is compostable and designed to turn back into soil at the end of its useful life. Ever dye chemical is nontoxic, and the water flowing from the plant at the end of the manufacturing process is safe to drink. All waste trimmings are pressed into felt, for future mulch.Canopy Drapery- organic cotton voilePillow and Duvet Inserts- 100 percent pure virgin wool filling, heavy-duty organic cotton cover.Bronze Silk Pillows- 100 percent dupioni silk made with eco-safe dyes. Sized and finished with organic soap nut instead of formaldehyde. Bed- custom design, locally built of reclaimed cherry (from bleachers) and black walnut (from a grist mill) acquired in southern Colorado. Nontoxic adhesives and finish.Copper Firepit-solid recycled copper, handmade.Sheets- Organic Indian cotton sateen, hydrogen peroxide whitener (no bleach).Duvet and Euro Linen Pillows- Blue and white colors were chosen for their purity. They are organically grown from flax plant fibers. No dyes or formaldehyde used in growth or weaving production. Non-static, non-allergenic.Candles- organic hand-poured soy. Clean burning & long lasting.Nightstands- locally made from sustainably harvested wood and nontoxic finishes


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