Features fossilized cocoa leaves that are hand placed on a standard UL lamp backing and then laminated, using a non-toxic adhesive, creating each of the four sides of the lamp. The panels are hand-stitched onto a powder coated, wrought iron frame to form a rectangular shape which turns at a 90-degree angle in the middle producing the lamp's twist design. The body of the lamp is set on four wooden finials.
We are a founding member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council; a coalition of manufacturers, retailers, and designers dedicated to raising awareness and expanding the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices across the home furnishings industry.
Our products are manufactured using materials that are sustainably harvested, safe dyes that are food-based, and water-based finishes.
The leaves used in our products are either collected after a tree naturally sheds them or are plucked from a living tree. In either case, the plant isn't harmed. Additionally, the purchase of the leaves we use provides a secondary income to the framers who grow and care for plants.
We view ourselves as partners with our manufacturers and continuously exchange ideas on how to improve production, product quality, and the health and well-being of the artisans that work to create the products we sell. We visit our manufacturers on a regular basis to ensure that our core mission is being followed.
Our products are produced in the Philippines, a country that is fast growing, and progressive on ensuring workers' rights. It is also a country where many companies are run by women and their entrepreneurial efforts are encouraged.
The artisans who make our pieces are paid a living wage, provided quality housing, have access to continuing education, and work under dignified and safe conditions.
We're proud to partner with eangee to offer hand crafted lighting crafted from real cocoa, banyan, jackfruit and alibangbang leaves. eangee lamps are eco-friendly, composed of renewable and/or recycled materials with food-based dyes and low-impact finishes.
eangee supports fair trade employment practices. Workers have access to dignified working environments, living wages, healthcare, continuing education and quality housing.
We highly recommend using LED bulbs with this lamp. 400 to 800 lumens per bulb in soft white light is suggested.
We do not recommend incandescent bulbs because the heat from the bulb can discolor the shade over time.