Sustainability: Everyone's Theme for the Future?

Integrating eco-friendly materials and fair-trade values into one's company is undeniably important. It is also equally important to care about how products are made. Honoring handmade skills and techniques not only produce high-quality pieces but time-honored processes and traditions tend to be more sustainable for surrounding ecosystems. As one can easily ascertain, the work entailed for pieces T.Karn either creates or curates are often more uniquely complex and therefore take considerably longer; but in my opinion, absolutely worth the wait.

Did you know?  

Eco-friendly crops like hemp are rain fed crops that don’t rely on additional irrigation or pesticides to flourish, making them naturally friendly to the environment.  Combining hemp with traditional weaving processes equates to sustainability! 

What exactly is sustainable wood crafting?

I like to work with artisans that use wood from trees that have been harvested once they no longer bear fruit. This is a practical farming technique and has the added benefit of providing farmers with a supplementary income.  

Making Use of Recycled Materials

It is not just about sourcing sustainable materials that can help reduce our environmental impact but also repurposing "waste." Up-cycling things like plastic, glass, and textiles help cut emissions while also giving new purpose to landfill-destined material.  I mean that's a win-win!  


So what can you do? Think before you buy! Support local businesses that care about the environment and the people behind their inventory. Even large retailers have to listen to customer preferences, and each dollar spent is a vote cast.