April 22, 2014
Bumper for iPhone is One of Our Most Earth Friendly Products Yet
We’re very excited about our Bumper for iPhone. We were happy to launch it, because we love the look, affordability, and functionality of the product. However, in addition to that, it’s arguably our most sustainable product when it comes to manufacturing waste. Green manufacturing and reducing waste in manufacturing have always been goals here at the workshop.
Similar to proper cookie cutting technique, when the Bumper is milled from maple or walnut wood, we are able to use nearly all of the material that we procure. In other words, a very high number of Bumpers for customers’ iPhones can be made from an impressively small amount of material.
Co-owner Joe Mansfield explains why this is one of his favorite products to-date:
“It’s designed to utilize the strength of the material but none of the weaknesses. The bumper is perfect for the minimalist. Our revolutionary production process allows us to utilize nearly 95% of the material. Very little waste is created. I’m really proud of how little waste material is left over.”
Reducing material waste not only gives our company more resource efficiency and helps us keep doing what we do, it also reduces pollution and is friendlier on the planet. It’s a win-win-win situation for us, the consumers, and our environment. We strive to make as little material waste as possible with all our accessories, and the Bumper is certainly a victory in that regard. We are proud to contribute to the earth friendly products out there for consumers.
We’re hoping our customers continue to enjoy the feel of the product, as much as we enjoy the production of it. Co-owner Ken Tomita comments, “The engineering behind this product is amazing; we’ve been able to make something so thin and small out of wood that’s so strong, we’re pushing the limits.”
Written by Mary Yajko. She is a copywriter and member of Team Grove originally from upstate New York. She enjoys opened minds, uncontrollable fits of laughter, and large amounts of french fries with ketchup.