Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
"The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in" is one of our favorite quotes by Henry Green. A couple summers ago, we screen printed this postcard (with eco-friendly inks) and feel it's a good reminder for Earth Day this year. Highlight the natural benefits of the planet by leaving it as untouched as possible.
Earth. There's only one, so we on team DU do our best to take care of her– through our lifestyles and our business practices. We're proud to say our team either walks or bikes commutes to the office every day. Our crew is lucky enough to all live and work in downtown Charleston, and DU is a proud member of Charleston Moves to advocate making our city even more bike and pedestrian friendly.
Not only is our centrally located neighborhood convenient to our homes, but we're also walkable to some of the best lunch spots that use locally grown ingredients. Lowcountry Local First has declared April Eat Local month, and those of us that aren't working from Hong Kong have accepted the challenge of supporting our local growers and fishermen.
When we moved into our studio space on King Street, we traded in all of the dated incandescent bulbs for earth-friendly LEDs through a regional sustainability program. We also significantly reduced our aluminum can output when we invested in a Soda Stream– what office doesn't have a LaCroix habit?
In addition to our pursuit of a green lifestyle, we do what we can to keep our business as eco-friendly as possible. Our wallets are built to last, with sturdy construction and durable leather (to serve you well for years instead of landing in a landfill). Multiple times a year, we travel to meet with our material suppliers, visiting the places where Distil Union products are made. Our leather is sourced from tanneries certified in environmental stewardship by the Leather Working Group, while in Italy they're part of the Pelle Conciata al Vegetale in Toscana consortium.
To top it all off, we've designed our packaging to be 100% recyclable.
This weekend, you'll catch us outside, enjoying the natural beauty of the Lowcountry.