In addition to the day to day design, we are also working on specific projects like our design initiative in Africa where we produce fabrics for the world of high-end decoration. The initiative enables communities of artisans — the majority of them women — to thrive in association with the interior design industry. This develops local creativity, fosters predominantly female employment and empowerment, reduces poverty, and promotes gender equality. Many women who live in conditions of extreme poverty and are victims of war have gained employment through our initiative thus far.
Our commitment to sustainability goes beyond the fabrics and furnishings. We work closely with suppliers and artisans to source and create one-of-a-kind fabrics that are as luxurious as they are conscientious. For us, quality and beauty is so much more than the fabric in your home. It's also about respect for the planet and our collective humanity. And, its about offering you the very best we have in creation and sustainable development. Beautiful design and sustainability, not just one or the other.
The way we create our products has an impact on women, children and families in developing economies. We contribute to job development, education and spread hope in communities that have been plagued with crimes against humanity, poverty, and disease. We strongly believe in investing in social and environmental initiatives that positively impact the communities around us.
In our consistent effort to be a more sustainable and ethical company, these are a few of things we are doing:
Each day we are losing more of the world’s natural forests. This is why we are so committed to using sustainably certified wood. All of the wood used in our furnishings comes from sustainably certified sources.
We are committed to more than just using sustainably certified sources for our wood; we are committed to being a zero deforestation company. In practice this means that we are tracing all of our products that have ties to the forest to ensure that they do not directly or indirectly contribute to the destruction of the planet’s forests.
We try to use as much organic cotton and other natural fibers as possible in our designs and we are also developing our own line of fabrics that are made from AZO free dyes.
We recycle, re-use, and shop at antique and vintage shops.
We are dedicated to alleviating poverty, empowering women and promoting peace through the successful creation of artisan businesses.