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 practicesthey'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. 

The green roof absorbs rainwater and provides insulation, allowing the containers to be warmed or cooled with less energy.

The green roof absorbs rainwater and provides insulation, allowing the containers to be warmed or cooled with less energy.

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 friendlyyou could drink out of our Worn Planter (but please don't)!

The EcoPoxy we use does not contain harsh organic compounds or heavy metals, making the resin environmentally friendly and food-safe. 

The EcoPoxy we use does not contain harsh organic compounds or heavy metals, making the resin environmentally friendly and food-safe. 

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?

Comment