We are constantly working on reducing our impact on the environment. We have received GOLD Certification from Sustainable Pittsburgh for our Mount Washington store in April 2019 and Downtown store in February 2020. Our latest achievement has been the recertification of our GOLD designation for our Mount Washington location in April 2021.
Here are a few of our implemented actions:
- All products are designed and produced by local artists and makers. By keeping a local Pittsburgh area radius, we maintain a low carbon footprint through minimal transportation of goods. Many of our makers hand deliver their products in-store, therefore cutting shipping supplies and emission.
- We upcycle as many operating supplies as possible as well as having makers in the shop who reuse materials to create their product. Using upcycled materials allows us to avoid waste and prolong the life cycle of materials.
- We recycle everything that cannot be reused according to city guidelines. Additionally, all of our shopping bags are 100% recycled with 100% post-consumer content. To reduce waste even further, you can participate in our Decline-a-Bag program and forgo our recycled bags which then we will donate 50 cents to Tree Pittsburgh. Each person making a small decision leads to great collective impact.
MORE ON SUSTAINABILITY
Read about our Decline-a-Bag program with Tree Pittsburgh here.
Read the latest updates on our sustainable efforts here.