Sustainability Declaration

Walnut Studiolo Small Sustainable Business

We think about our footprint in everything we do! Read more in our blog post.

    • Our website, hosted by Shopify, is operated at carbon-neutral data centers powered by 100% renewable energy.
       
    • We offset the carbon impact of all of our orders and shipments as partners in Shopify's Offset program.

    • We create durable, high quality, and repairable products to prevent landfilling - and we sell replacement parts!

    • We only use full grain vegetable-tanned leather as our main material, not chrome/mercury tanned, which not only provides the structural rigidity that only high-quality leather can provide, but is better for our waterways. This kind of leather is the most sustainable leather available. (What is sustainable leather?)

    • All of our leather is sourced from a fourth-generation American tannery. It is exclusively tanned in the USA using old-fashioned methods and in accordance more stringent environmental laws.

    • Hardware is sourced wherever possible from made-in-the-USA suppliers and low supply miles.

    • Wherever it is an option, we choose FSC-certified wood. 

    • We enacted a robust program to eliminate single-use plastics.

    • In all of our operations sourcing, we look for materials in the following priority order: upcycled/reused, recycled content or otherwise certified sustainable, no single-use plastics, biodegradability, low product miles, and last, new materials.

    • We re-use our own waste materials wherever possible in our operations, including refilled ink cartridges and upcycled packaging and shipping materials.

    • We are customers of our local re-use charity,SCRAP PDX, where we buy many of our upcycled materials and office supplies.

    • We create up-cycled products, like theHeadphone Organizer, using our own scrap materials.

    • We donate our high quality leather remnants to our chosen charity, Help Heal Vets, who uses them to create craft therapy kits for veterans. 

    • We design our retail packaging with an eye towards biodegradability and reusability, to prevent landfilling.

    • We support fellow bicycle-based businesses. 

    • We recycle in our operations and compost food waste in our break room.

    • Our onsite electricity is powered by our local rural co-op's Green Power Program.

    Questions about our sustainability practices and policies? Shoot us an email here: walnut.customers@gmail.com

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