The Importance of Purchasing More Sustainable Products
The Importance of Sustainable Products
In today’s society, a majority of companies and consumers are stuck in the “produce-use-dispose” cycle. This unsustainable consumption is putting a huge strain on resources and is severely impacting the environment. Not only that, but it puts consumers in a position of constant over-spending.
Consumers are not only buying more products today than in the past, but they are also replacing them at a faster rate. Whether it’s the desire for new and innovative products, a frequent change in preferences, or failing products, it is clear that this is a cycle that needs to be broken. Luckily, more and more people are beginning to realize this.
In a recent CS News report, it was stated that consumers are becoming increasingly more aware of the impact their purchases have on the environment. This is driving them to search for more sustainable products that are built to last considerably longer than the products they are currently purchasing. In an additional study conducted in Austria, 55% of respondents believe the artificial shortening of product’s lifetimes is done intentionally and systematically by manufacturers. That is why consumers are beginning to seek out “built to last” products and chose them over competitors.
GO-KOT: Built To Last
Since 1978, our goal has been to build cots that last a lifetime. To do this, we hand make each and every GO-KOT right here in the USA. Not only that, but we only source the best American raw materials available, to include: 1000-denier water-repellent nylon fabric, thick aluminum side poles, galvanized spring steel legs, and high-impact hinges.
By manufacturing our cots in the United States and in a warehouse we own, we have complete control over the process. This allows us to ensure each cot is handcrafted with precision and attention to detail, and is of the highest quality so you will hopefully never need to buy one again!
Frequent calls and emails from customers who still have their GO-KOT from 40 years ago is great reassurance that we are doing things right! These customers have yet to need a replacement and are usually looking to purchase another cot for a family member or friend!
With that being said, GO-KOT® is backed by a 3-Year Guarantee against defects in materials or workmanship. As time passes, if the materials do start to wear or something on the GO-KOT breaks, we sell replacement pieces. This prevents our customers from having to purchase an entire replacement and reduces as much waste as possible.