We were drawn to the idea of this calendar because of how it turns just another day into a day like no other. The piece serves a function, but it does so in a creative and beautiful way—and all with upcycled materials.
Responsible Business Practices
Dryads Dancing creates high-quality, handmade items that use reclaimed materials and are domestically produced. Dryads Dancing is owned by Margaret Taylor and Smart Glass is owned by Kathleen Plate.
Smart Glass and Dryads Dancing pay employees a starting wage of $12 and $11/hr., respectively which exceeds Dekalb County's living wage.
- Local (Georgia State) minimum wage: $5.15
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Dekalb County: $11.20
paid time off
Dryads gives its employees paid holidays and five days off per year. Smart Glass gives its employees all major holidays off, including two weeks at Christmas.
recycling primary/secondary materials
Dryads uses wood that has been salvaged from houses and barns. Smart Glass uses post-consumer bottles that are collected, cleaned, cut, and fired to make its glass circles. They use waste water from the saws on the landscaping as well.
Dryads donate products for local schools and animal organization auctions. Smart Glass gives charitable donations of jewelry product amounting to 1% of gross sales
Environmentally Friendly Materials
The product is made from recycled wine bottles as well as reclaimed barn wood and steel.
Packed in recycled and recyclable Kraft paper and a corrugated box.
There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the It's a Date - Wine Bottle Glass Calendar: UncommonGoods.