Honest Business

Sharon Burdette and Carhartt

Sharon Burdette and Carhartt

Sharon Burdette and Carhartt

Sharon Burdette and Carhartt

Sharon Burdette and Carhartt

Sharon Burdette and Carhartt

Sharon Burdette and Carhartt

Sharon Burdette and Carhartt

Sharon Burdette and Carhartt

Sharon Burdette and Carhartt

It’s always exciting to find makers with products you love that are made in an environmentally conscious way. That’s why I was so stoked when I came across Strand Design. Sharon Burdett and her husband, Ted, own the studio located in the Randolph St. Market District of Chicago.

They are known for focusing on sustainability in all of their product development (including furniture, lighting, bags, and other well-designed odds and ends). Strand Design creations are made from salvaged lumber, urban lumber, locally manufactured materials, and re-purposed materials— which makes for guilt-free shopping!

It’s so encouraging to see business owners who are aware of the impact they have on the community around them. One of the Carhartt items Sharon is wearing in the photos above is a scarf imprinted with the following quote from Hamilton Carhartt:

“My business was not started to do the gainful thing alone, but the just and honest thing, gainful if possible.”

Sharon and Ted run their company with those very ideals in mind.

You can buy Strand products here.