Environment

Defining sustainability; it’s more than just recycling

True sustainability means choosing raw materials with care, harvesting them with minimal impact and transforming them into products that matter.

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From Designer to Brewer

April 22nd marks the 46th annual celebration of Earth Day. Here at Mohawk, environmental commitment, social responsibility and corporate stewardship are woven into the fabric of our culture and business practices, and we believe the origin of exceptional craft lies in exceptional materials. So, over the next several weeks, we’ll take a closer look at many of the talented artisans, craftspeople and makers featured in past issues of the Mohawk Maker Quarterly who choose only the highest quality, sustainable materials for their products.

Today we highlight the Almanac Beer Company of Northern California, a  brewery dedicated to producing  unique seasonal artisan ales with ingredients sourced by local farms.

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Seed to Sheet

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Recycled pulps and sustainable forests are changing how we think about paper.

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Glow in the Light Ink

The Future is Bright for the Heart of America Boy Scout Council.  That’s the message this Midwest Scout Council wanted to convey in their 2014 annual report. Furthermore »

Educating and practicing sustainable design at Auburn University

As designers, we strive to be responsible when it comes to materials selection, making sustainable choices whenever possible. Yet, what exactly does the term ‘sustainable design’ really mean, and as designers, do we have a responsibility to select sustainable materials?  It can be a complex issue, especially for students and young designers just entering the field.

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Never Stop Exploring: The North Face

For over 40 years, The North Face has provided an authentic solution to the real needs of athletes. Named for the coldest, most unforgiving side of a mountain, The North Face® legend began, ironically, on a beach. More precisely, San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, at an altitude of only 150 feet above sea level. It was here in 1966 that two hiking enthusiasts resolved to follow their passions and founded a small mountaineering retail store. Soon thereafter, that little shop became known as The North Face, a retailer of high-performance climbing and backpacking equipment. Furthermore »