I believe in restoration and renovation work for many reasons. It will never get old making a timeworn piece look and feel new once more. I believe in the craftsmanship of many older buildings and the quality of construction materials. I work with a carpenter that I think embodies the same level of craftsmanship as that of long ago.
In my online shop, I aim to reuse belts and be eco-conscious as much as possible. When I create my custom mirrors, I use vinyl because it is animal friendly. I use recused/recycled leather belts b/c they are sturdy and give new life to timeworn object. I request scrap plywood rounds for the mirror’s backing before I ever cut from a new piece.
In my walnut coat racks, I source sustainable and FSC locally harvested woods.
When I ship, I like to choose “green packing materials” as often as I can. To me that means reusing old shipping boxes that are structurally sound and reusing bubble wrap, foam, and recycled paper in much the same way.
In the past, I have up cycled furniture. On this Amy Butler Chair, I reused a mid-century style frame. Refinished all the wood and details, then I had my upholsterer add new fabric and foam cushions.
I look forward to getting creative with new products and ways to think green in the future. I would love to hear your ideas!
How to do keep your business “green” or your home for that matter? There are so many things that we can do to help reduce and recycle.