A Greener Planet -
Being green starts with smallest
issues, and most often sensibility is best.
A Common Sense Approach
From the purchase of our lumber
to the packing of our finished lamps and clocks, every effort is made to
purchase from local suppliers to minimize both the use of fuel and the costs
incurred in transportation.
Our domestic lumber (cherry,
oak, maple and pine) all come from the Northeast, Vermont to Virginia, and are
renewable resources. We use
FSC certified hardwood suppliers or suppliers
who have completed
SmartWood's COC audit procedure authorizing them to sell
certified wood products in the Pure, Mixed, and Controlled categories. Some of
our suppliers burn their waste sawdust to generate power to run the dry kilns
and excess power is put back into the grid. Our imported teak (Iroko) is
from Ghana and The Ivory Cost, where governments are more stable and care is
taken in deforestation.
Parts Supply Chain
Metal components such as
stampings and spinnings are from the U.S., New York, New Jersey and Florida.
Lampshades are from suppliers in Pennsylvania and Illinois.
Packing & Shipping
We purchase damaged rolls of
paper from local printers, that otherwise would go to recycling, to use for
packing. All of our packing is currently being redesigned to increase the
density of shipment going out, often packing 2 lamps per box. This
reduces packing materials and space on trucks, which translates to less fuel
consumption and shipping costs.
The use of compact Fluorescent
bulbs will reduce energy and will save about $41.00 in energy costs over the
life of the bulb.