Our hand-printed bottle openers have been getting a lot of attention lately. We’ve been hand-printing and making these ourselves i the studio for years, and overall they’re one of our favorite products: useful, cool, and locally made using renewable resources, this is what FluffyCo is all about.
We want our products to be always more genuine, original, interesting, and organic.
In light of that, we have decided to see if we could green up the wood we’ve been using.
And behold, EarthSource Forest Products, the amazing lumberyard in Oakland. This place has incredible variety and selection, and is full of fabulous natural wood smells and textures. They have a lot of FSC Certified wood as well.
From their site: Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC sets high standards that ensure forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable way.
For example, the pic below is of wind-fall wood from a tornado that hit Andrew Jackson’s Tennessee estate in the 1990s. They cut the giant fallen trees into lumber, which you can buy here. Great right?
…SO… After much deliberation and costing out what we could afford, we have decided that going forward, all of our bottle openers will be made using a domestic, formaldehyde-free, FSC certified maple plywood. It’ll be the same great product, using the most eco friendly wood product suitable for the job. Which is exciting.
…AND… We were so inspired by wall to wall sustainable lumber that we’ve decided to bring back our popular Wall Hooks for the Fall season. Previously made using FSC certified Pine (now tragically unavailable but we still have a few pieces left) , these will now be made using domestic Poplar and fabulous FSC Certified Ramone. We love this wood because it reminds us of one of our favorite bands of all time. It also has a beautiful grain and is a by-product of harvesting larger, more valuable trees… it gets cleared in the process. Apparently this wood is often used in building-out fabulous new restaurants and the like- we are interested to see how it holds up to some sweet screen-printed styles.
Here’s the Ramone below:
And some other pics around the woodshed: