The idea behind Ruphus is to make fine objects that last, but also to replace cheap, throw away items – to behave responsible. And while we're not stuck on titles we firmly believe in doing our part to ensure that our processes + our wood is sustainable.
All our bamboo is Leed-certified sustainable. Some of our walnut is locally sourced, urban salvaged wood. The plywood we use for the podpad is called Appleply, made locally (in Eugene, OR) and is NAUF (no added urea formaldehyde). We dismantle houses and re-use what we can, repurposing 100 year old fir beams into cabinets, furniture and trim for new projects. Not all of our wood is currently considered sustainable, but we are always looking into more options and hope to find sources for all of our products.