Us & Our Triple Bottom Line
Hello, we’re Dave and Marrilee and we like to make unique things, beautiful things, fun things. We live in Austin, Texas and like to eat snacks and wear speed-suits.
2012′s Occupy movement gave us a lot to think about, and we’re still coming up with ways to flex the power of the 99%. We believe that as business owners we have a unique opportunity to make more matter than a single bottom line. Our triple bottom line is measured in people, planet and profit.
- People : Proceeds from our sales are reinvested monthly, (and then some) in Kiva loans, empowering people all over the globe. To date, (May 9, 2013) we have invested in 24 loans in fifteen countries. Locally, we donate our services and materials to YMCA youth arts and crafts programs.
- Planet : Our wood is Forest Stewardship Council certified. Our boxes are 90% recycled content and our bags, paper and packaging fill are 100% recycled. We choose the responsible option every chance we get, including buying locally. And we hope you will re-use the bags and boxes we provide.
- Profit : Because of the considerable mark-up charged by retail stores, you wont find our products there. We sell directly to our customers and keep our prices low so we can both benefit from our small margins. Further, our website calculates live shipping rates (as best as WordPress can calculate) so you wont be charged flat, additional handling fees. We also bank at a credit union so our fiscal flex is locally leveraged.
We feel better about making and sharing our art this way and we hope you will also feel proud of your investment.