$28,885 is the high price of what it takes to build a single crib entirely without fossil fuels. European energy company Vattenfall tasked itself with the project, which called for entirely avoiding plastic and fossil-based materials and much more.
The wood for the crib was cut from a tree using an electric chainsaw. Due to the limitations of working with this tool, the tree needed to be thinner than usual and required a design that could adapt to the material. Beyond this, the wood was delivered to the mill on an electric van and opted to use local flax in place of cotton to create the crib's linens.
Other sustainable transportation solutions were used to transport different parts of the fossil-free crib, which brings attention to the many materials and processes that rely heavily on fossil fuels today.