We've got a lot to say about sustainability. For us it's not a new concept. It's about appreciating good design and making decisions that respect our customers, humanity, and our planet.
Let's get the facts out of the way:
-We make furniture that is designed to last, so you will keep it forever, and it's not going to end up in a landfill.
-We restore vintage furniture for the same reason.
-We source all of our hardwood lumber and materials from FSC Certified forests in the United States. This is especially important to us, because we go through a lot of hardwood. The Forest Service Council evaluates for certification based on ten principles including indigenous peoples rights, workers rights, environmental impact, and high conservation. For more information visit www.fscus.org.
-We hand pick all of our hardwood lumber so that we can ensure that it perfectly matches the project, resulting in significantly less waste wood. Additionally we make use of the scraps for all kinds of fun projects, like butcher-block counter tops, jigs for the shop, children's toys, and baby rattles.
-For our designs that incorporate plywood, we source void free products made with formaldehyde free glue that's cured using a UV process that eliminates all volatile organic compounds (VOC's).
-We hand finish all of our wood projects in tung oil, which is not only sustainable and all natural (it comes from a tree nut), but it's non-toxic too (which means it won't off-gas terrible chemicals in your home), and it will last significantly longer than a less expensive finish, like polyurethane.
-We live where we work and we use local fabricators, suppliers and lumber yards. This allows us to drastically cut our carbon emissions. And gives the benefit of being close to our fabricators, which means we have direct control over the quality of the product.
-We source everything locally, and we do all of the hand making ourselves, so we know our products are 100% made in the United States.
-We also offer the products of other respected designers, all of which are hand crafted, often made from recycleable materials, and have similar sustainable ethics as our own.
Nobody's perfect; we work hard to do our part.