Sustainability is integral to our both the objects we produce and the business we run. We pride ourselves in developing new techniques, processes and strategies so that we may meet our target to ultimately transform Gamla into a truly sustainable business. Sustainability is not something we take lightly — we are passionate about design and believe that it is our duty as designers, and as a small business, to be the change we want to see in the way consumer goods are manufactured.
Materials: Sustainably-Forested Woods: We use locally sourced, renewable materials native to North America. Whenever possible, we use recyclable + biodegradable materials.
Finishes: Hand-rubbed natural oils and wax finishes: No VOC, natural protective finishes from cheese extracts for durability. Incredibly strong natural epoxy made from peanut extract.
Waste: Recycle, reduce and re-purpose most of our scraps in secondary projects. Our sawdust is used for garden compost.
Energy: We consume as little material, and energy in our manufacturing as possible. We use exclusively LED lighting in our workshop, and aspire to be entirely solar powered (eventually!) We use a 100% electric car (Nissan Leaf) for all smaller deliveries and supply runs.
Local + Lasting: We produce non disposable, long lasting products, made locally by hand in British Columbia, Canada.
Community: We believe sustainability also involves contributing to a thriving community. This means local jobs with liveable wages, community improvement projects (unsolicited improvements to community infrastructure) and simply contributing wherever we see possible.
Get Better: We are always learning new ways to become more sustainable. Do you have an idea or partnership possibility? Get in touch and make a suggestion!