Local'e: Organic Furniture 101
Rethinkng The Way We Create
This project was developed in conjuction with Tim Keating from Rainforest Relief
Issue: Our current system for manufacturing furniture is both environmentally and economically inefficient. It involves the transport of goods from the united states to multiple manufacturing nations. Massive fuel waste leads to an increased carbon footprint. Also, a transfer of manufacturing jobs from local economies to manufacturing nations.
Local'e is a system for manufacturing furniture on a local scale, using materials indigenous to the area of production. Carbon offsets will be tallied into the final pricing figure based on how far the product is shipped from the manufacturing zone. The benefits of this system of manufacturing will be a decreased carbon footprint, an increase in production in the United states, and a sustainable long lasting product.