We were stoked when we found Thislexik's Worn Stool mentioned in the Huffington Post. But it's even cooler that we were included in an article that lists environmentally friendly products for Earth Day!
Thislexik was built upon sustainable design practices—they're what make us, well, us. The studio itself is housed within five reclaimed shipping containers, which would have otherwise been inhabited by fish at the bottom of the Hudson River. We have a green roof to keep it cool (or at least cooler) in the summer, and three pellet burning stoves that uses compressed sawdust pellets to keep the metal containers warm during New York's brutal winters.
To further reduce our environmental footprint, we use a composting toilet and filtered rainwater collected from the roof; none of our sinks are connected to NYC tap water lines, which makes Thislexik self-sustaining.
We have also switched to an eco-friendly resin, EcoPoxy, for the Worn and Woven Series, making an otherwise extremely harmful practice environmentally friendly—you could drink out of our Worn Planter (but please don't)!
And our ideals don't just stop at the container walls: we always source locally to reduce carbon monoxide emissions and take care to support our local community. What are you doing to protect the environment?