Win a Sustainable Nursery from Kalon Studios and Seventh Generation!
Would you like to furnish your baby's new nursery with sustainable furniture from Kalon Studios and stock up with a year's supply of Free&Clear Diapers, Wipes and Laundry Detergent?
We're truly delighted to offer the opportunity to our readers, especially since Kalon Studios is easily one of the most innovative design companies in the world. The nursery chosen for this special sweepstakes features 100% domestic maple, and like all Kalon Studios furniture, is designed to last and grow with your child.
We had a chance to talk with designer/owners Michaele Simmering and her husband, Johann Pauwen, about Kalon (pronounced like "talon" with a k) Studios. What we found was a company as committed to sustainability as we are.
Michaele says Kalon Studios was created in 2007 when she was pregnant with her first daughter, "After years of working freelance for others, we decided that we'd like to try working together so we could both be a part of life at home with our child." She points out that every piece they designed came from a need in their own lives, "We asked, 'Is this something we'd want for ourselves?'"
She says, "We think intensely before we buy anything, considering the lifespan of the piece in our own home, the materials, where they came from, etc. No matter how much language we put out there, I don't think we scratch the surface of how truly considered our products are from the ground up. We source everything as close to home as we can, as sustainably as we can and as high quality as we can. We use raw materials that are renewable, biodegradable, and non-toxic. We even finish our woods with an oil we developed that is non-toxic and food safe. And we truly believe in using local manufacturing to help revitalize and sustain craftsmanship in the states."
Johann and Michaele see sustainability as more just the materials and processes they use. As Johann explains, "Furniture is often a thoughtless purchase to fill an immediate need, so cheap you don't need to think about it. Sustainability comes through managing and caring for a piece of furniture rather than trashing a poorly made, 'quick-fix'. Buy something you love, need and will care for as a result."
If you're the fortunate person to win our Sustainable Nursery, you'll have the chance to own, care for and enjoy a suite of Kalon Studios nursery furniture for yourself. Enter now.