Our Eco Shop Practices

Our Eco Shop Practices
Our garden, in front of our workshop, is watered by the runoff from our roof. Previously, this area was a six inch thick concrete slab.

We are constantly looking for opportunities to create a more comfortable workplace with a lower environmental impact.
Our commitment to ecologically responsible practices extends not only to sourcing but also to our own studio in Santa Fe.

We have state of the art ventilation systems on all our soldering stations, each individually controlled by our jewelers in order to conserve energy. We use non-harmful chemicals and solders in the day-to-day manufacturing of our jewelry. We dehydrate and filter our waste fluids from our fabrication processes; we recycle our metals, cardboard, cans and glass, and even have a compost bucket in our kitchen that Marc and Helen take home to their garden. We also use recycled paper products and compact fluorescent lighting.

We are very committed to solar energy. Marc and Helen have a solar system for their house. In the fall of 2014 we attempted to install solar in our shop, but unfortunately our roof was not strong enough to pass code. We are planning to join the community solar system in Santa Fe as soon as it becomes available.

Green and living areas around the property and shop are also an important element in environmental stewardship. We removed a ten by thirty foot monolithic concrete slab in front of our office and have planted a xeriscape garden, which is watered by the runoff from our roof. We also constructed a small central courtyard shaded by grape vines, where we enjoy gatherings for lunch, break times and special occasions.

We have invested a great deal in making our workspace beautiful for all of us to enjoy. Our studio is light, colorful and full of art. We are constantly looking for opportunities to create a more comfortable workplace with a lower environmental impact.

Next time you are in Santa Fe, we invite you to visit us and take a look!



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