All CounterEv furniture is handmade, one piece at a time, in Kingston, NY. We hire skilled and unskilled workers and train them in our unique manufacturing processes. In doing so, we instill the following attributes:
- The pride that comes from collaborating on something bigger than ourselves
- The sense of accomplishment that comes from working with your hands.
- The dignity that comes from doing meaningful work.
Additionally, CounterEv is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and equal employment opportunities for all.
Our unequivocal commitment to the environment is part of our brand’s DNA. We exist because of the very idea of sustainability and environmentalism, and we carry that fundamental commitment through every phase of our manufacturing.
Our use of reclaimed and sustainably sourced woods, leather alternatives, natural latex foam, and non-toxic, zero Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) finishes are revolutionary when compared to the negligent manufacturing processes of furniture producers worldwide.
When you buy furniture from CounterEv, you will know that your pieces were not shipped halfway across the world before being delivered to your home. This lowers carbon emissions, one of the biggest contributors to global warming.
But it is not just the world at large that CounterEv is benefiting with our fierce commitment to sustainability. The air inside your home is dramatically improved by choosing CounterEv. The polyurethanes and flame retardants found in most furniture off-gas and toxify the air in your home. We are committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and believe our furniture, and the clean, fresh air it ensures in your home, is an important step on that path.
For a long time, the very notion that a business could have a sense of ethics or integrity ran counter to the stated goal of every business: Profit above all else. However, CounterEv was founded with one underlying determination: To do good work. So, what does that mean for CounterEv?
Make It Here
The best way to ensure the integrity of our products and business practices is to continue to manufacture here, in the USA, and to collaborate with suppliers that uphold the highest standards for fair trade and environmental accountability. By manufacturing locally, we can maintain high-level oversight of our supply chain and the safety and well being of our workforce.
Keep It Green
Sustainability is not a marketing angle for us. It is a mandate. If we’re not exhaustively searching for, and sourcing the most sustainable materials available, and following the least environmentally impactful practices in our manufacturing, then we’re not being true to one of our core founding principles: To produce the most sustainable furniture possible.
Integrity Above All Else
As a next-generation furniture maker, transparency and authenticity in our communications and operations is essential. We strive to uphold the highest standards of environmental responsibility, employee empowerment, and customer satisfaction. We believe our over-arching commitment to integrity is evident in the product we deliver and the way we sell and deliver it. We understand that this is a commitment which must be renewed every day and seek always to fulfill that goal.
B CORP CERTIFICATION
Certified B Corporations meet the highest standards of verified environmental and social performance, transparency and accountability. CounterEv Furniture is committed to achieving B-Corporation certification in 2019.