THE PUNCH BRANDS
How Craft District enhances
the organic qualities found in recycled teak & tropical hardwoods?
Mary Verspoor, of Indonesian-Dutch descent, is a designer & co-owner of Craft District based in Bali. She works closely with her in-house team of craftsmen. Born with the mission to provide high quality products that are unique and authentic, the designers and makers of Craft District studio aim to retain and enhance the organic qualities found in recycled teak and tropical hardwoods, while respecting the natural environment.
“Our company’s values include creativity, authenticity, giving excellence and sustainability. We work with and redesign the raw material to offer furniture and home décor made of reclaimed, recycled, or responsibly sourced materials.”
Sustainable Building & Design
By designing clean and functional buildings & products, Craft District is minimizing the use of resources, unnecessary waste, and harmful emissions.
Cultural Interaction & Heritage
By incorporating authentic elements of traditional culture in their operations, Craft District is committed to celebrating and preserving Bali’s local cultural heritage.
Sustainable & Local Sourcing
By giving priority to sustainable, local, Fairtrade, organic and/ or recycled produce, Craft District is emitting less carbon emissions while celebrating the local economy.
Equal & Local Employment
By giving equal opportunities to local residents including management positions, Craft District is promoting diversity and elevating employees engagement.
No Single Use Plastic
By not using single use plastics, Craft District minimizing by millions the amount of plastic ending up in the streets, in the rivers and in the ocean.
By having a clear waste management plan in place with actions to reduce, separate and reuse / recycle waste, Craft District is not only minimizing the amount of waste in Bali; the brand is also leading the example to their employees and customers.
By using equipment and practices to conserve energy, Craft District is contributing to reduce the demand for carbon-intensive power plants which in turn benefits the environment by reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
By using equipment and practices to conserve water, Craft District is contributing to the well-being of the environment and their communities.
By supporting their local community through various ways, Craft District is offering jobs, providing goods, services, and financial support to their community.
"Finest quality goods usually
use high-quality materials and can be reused, passed on, repaired and recycled. In short, this means longer life cycles and thus the protection of the environment.
“Our small team of designers and woodworkers have the creative ability and developed skills to accentuate the imperfect beauty of the wooden natural material to create something new.
We design and promote slow furniture making. Slow furniture refers to furniture that is not mass produced but rather made by a craftsperson slowly and carefully, ensuring a higher quality product with less waste. Finest quality goods usually use high-quality materials and can be reused, passed on, repaired and recycled. In short, this means longer life cycles and thus the protection of the environment.”
“From the choice of raw materials to the final assembly of the product, we develop our entire manufacturing process in-house. We control the manufacturing process of a piece of furniture from start to finish without any intermediaries in between; this allows us to track how the product is evolving.
Through our in-house manufacturing and our local sourcing, we are able to focus on customisation, offer product repair services for our clients and reduce pollution). All employees, customers, suppliers are treated fairly and with respect.”
NO SINGLE USE PLASTIC & WASTE MANAGEMENT
“We are taking steps to minimize and optimize our packaging materials to reduce waste. We have eliminated single-use plastic and are currently only using paper packaging.”