Sustainability Declaration

Walnut Studiolo Small Sustainable Business

We think about our footprint in everything we do! 

    • We create durable, high quality, and repairable products to prevent landfilling.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Our kind of leather is the most sustainable leather available. (Read more on our blog: What is sustainable leather?)
    • 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. 
    • 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 members and 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 encourage and reward alternative transportation, including bicycling to work and for errands, and supporting fellow bicycle-based businesses. 
    • We recycle in our operations and compost food waste in our break room.

    Questions about our sustainability practices and policies? Shoot us an email here:

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