Eco conscious packaging
We use recycled sterling silver, and studio scraps are collected and returned to be melted back into the supply stream. At this time, the brass and copper used in fuse93 pieces is not from a certified recycled source. However by its nature, brass is usually recycled as it maintains its quality and is an easily recovered material. Sterling silver chains are made in USA or Italy.
- Waste practices
Starting in 2020, a portion of studio sweeps (dust, metal shavings, and trash containing metal - like sandpaper) will be collected and donated to Sweeps for CERF. This program, through Rio Grande, refines and distributes precious metal "sweeps" to provide emergency support to artists.
Some of our materials and supplies come packaged in plastic bags or on plastic spools, which are not curbside recyclable. These materials are saved to be dropped off at an appropriate recycling facility.
The mining and cutting of stones can be a secretive and risky trade, bringing numerous environmental and ethical concerns. Many of the stones in our current material inventory are of unknown origin, and were purchased prior to informing our business practices on this important matter. All future stone purchases will be considered based on the traceability of mining and cutting. However in the meantime, we believe it is best to use what is already on hand.
- Carbon offsets
Print materials (recycled kraft stock) by Tower Press