Our Commitment to Social and Environmental Sustainability
Sustainability is part of our roots, with En Gold beginning as a vintage furniture business. Often selling out of styles in a matter of minutes, Founder and Company Director, Steff, played a close ear to understanding what her customers wanted and as a result started manufacturing their own label, vintage inspired pieces for more customers to enjoy.
En Gold now manufactures a full range of furniture and wares, specialising in natural marble and stone. Focusing on creating pared back, nostalgic and effortless designs using high quality craftsmanship and materials. Below we have listed some ways we have made a commitment to making our processes sustainable.
We Use Natural Materials and Support Slow Interiors
At En Gold, we search the globe for the highest quality natural stone and marble to utilise for our pieces. As our pieces are constructed using natural stone, the origin of the materials depends on where that particular stone is naturally found and quarried. We work with stone quarries from all over the world, including Turkey, Phillipines, Spain, Portugal, Italy and China, to name a few.
Stone is naturally strong and durable and can stand the test of time, meaning you can enjoy your En Gold designs for a lifetime.
We Reduce Our Carbon Footprint
We support local when and where we can with making some of our collection pieces with Stonemason’s based in Melbourne.
Our international manufactured designs are delivered by Sea Freight, to reduce our carbon footprint with couriers or flights. This is part of the reason our product is on pre-order majority of the time.
Ensuring our heavy and fragile items arrive safely can be tricky, this is why we have invested in our packaging to ensure your crafted En Gold piece is all set of transit in the best way possible. However, we hate the thought of wastage! This is why we offer all of our customers with the option to return their large furniture packaging to us to reuse and recycle. We happily pay for return postage, as we know we can find a new purpose for your packaging- this saves you from having to worry about disposing, it saves our landfills and helps us continue to provide competitively priced design driven furniture and wares.
We Support Social Sustainability and Local Craftsmanship
Our pieces are designed by En Gold in Melbourne, Australia, with love and integrity, and are manufactured with our partnered stonemasons in Sydney, Melbourne, China and the Phillipines that employ highly skilled staff and offer state of the art machinery.
Each manufacturing partner is hand selected for their quality, craftsmanship and commitment to staff livelihood, including compliancy of fair working hours, wages and safety for staff. We are proud to partner with worldwide and local trades that align with our values, supports skilled craftsmanship and fuels local economies in each region.
All of our En Gold pieces are made by hand.
You can read more about the processes we use on our FAQ page.