The nursery chosen for this special sweepstakes features 100% domestic maple, and like all Kalon Studios furniture, is designed to last and grow with your child. Designer/owners Michaele Simmering and husband, Johann Pauwen, are committed to sustainability. Kalon Studios was created in 2007 when Michaele was pregnant with their first daughter. Every piece they designed came from a need in their own lives.
She says, "We think intensely before we buy anything, considering the lifespan of the piece in our own home, the materials, where they came from, etc. No matter how much language we put out there, I don't think we scratch the surface of how truly considered our products are from the ground up. We source everything as close to home as we can, as sustainably as we can and as high quality as we can. We use raw materials that are renewable, biodegradable, and non-toxic. We even finish our woods with an oil we developed that is non-toxic and food safe. And we truly believe in using local manufacturing to help revitalize and sustain craftsmanship in the states." Johann and Michaele see sustainability as more just the materials and processes they use. "Furniture is often a thoughtless purchase to fill an immediate need, so cheap you don't need to think about it. Sustainability comes through managing and caring for a piece of furniture rather than trashing a poorly made, 'quick-fix'. Buy something you love, need and will care for as a result."
Information was borrowed from Seventh Generation's blog.
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