Saturday, November 15, 2008

furniture with a face on it

When we started this company 6 years ago, we had no idea where it would take us. It was long before we "settled down" and long before Avery. He has certainly changed the way we think about almost everything.

We think more about how what we do affects him and the world around us. Because, let's face it, the world we live in is rapidly changing.

People are craving connection. Real connection. People want to know the people behind the products and services they buy. This longing for connection is why we chose to live and work in a small, rural community where Matt could follow his passion for building beautiful furniture, and I could follow my passion for growing our own food. Working for a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) has allowed us the opportunity to live more connected to the land. The CSA movement started in Japan, and literally means "food with a farmer's face on it." I love this saying. And try to think about how I can incorporate it more into my daily life.

And it is with this philosophy in mind that I would like to introduce to you the "face" of eastvold furniture.  I hope you find something here that you like.  When you purchase a hand-crafted piece of eastvold furniture you know you are supporting a small business, a community, and a family.  And you can rest easy knowing that your piece will be around for years to come and will be passed down to the next generation....with the stories that go along with it. 

We'd love to hear from you.  Amanda & Matt & Avery.


Anne, Leighton & Lilly Sabo-Hambrick said...

Great to see you doing so well! Also got your email newsletter and this blog is nice! Anne

silvercocoon said...

such lovely faces behind lovely products!!!

meg said...

Well said. I feel so proud of you all. Congrats on the Dwell presence. xo

Team Bartz said...

blog looks great! happy to hear things are going so well for you! congrats!