Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how Taco Serving Kit and Storage Box qualified for the Collection:
Get ready for Taco Tuesday (or Monday, Sunday, and every day in between) with this all-in-one serve and storage set, featuring hand blown Mexican glass bowls and wood taco holders—all contained in a sleek birch wood storage box.
Responsible Business Practices
"Our mission is to put a J.K. Adams product in the hands of every person who is passionate about their kitchen, about the food they make, and about the connections made while entertaining with good food and good friends. We will design and produce products that are exceptional from a functional, aesthetic, and quality standpoint and will always stand by them with a full 100% replacement guarantee. We will continually work to prove that well run companies with committed and customer focused employees can grow and prosper by producing high quality products in an environmentally and socially responsible manner in the United States."
J.K. Adams pays employees a starting wage of $12/hr. and their Mexican glass partner factory in Mexico pays 52 pesos/hr.
- Local (Vermont State) minimum wage: $10
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25 (Mexico 70.10 pesos/day)
- Living wage of Bennington County: $10.18
paid time off
All full time employees receive 9 paid holidays and earn PTO based on years of service, from 1 to 4 weeks. They also receive 3 paid personal days off per year, available on January 1st and to be used within the calendar year.
Employees at their partner in Mexico have 6 paid vacation days per year and are compensated by the government for sick time off.
recycling primary/secondary materials
J.K. Adams recycles all of its primary material (wood). All of their scrap and by-product pieces of wood are collected and burned in one of two wood-burning furnaces, which in turn reduces their dependence on fossil fuels. The sawdust they generate is collected in two 20-foot containers and sold to local dairy farms. The glass used for bowls is 100% recycled Mexican glass.
J.K. Adams has a long history of supporting local charities. These non-profit organizations include their local library, an organization focused on their local forests, a local theater, and organizations focused on numerous health and educational issues. In 2014, they provided these organizations with financial and product donations for events and auctions totaling $10,000. The company supports local farmers and producers. During the summer months, a local farm operates a produce stand two days a week from in front of their building, and in the winter, they host the Sunday Dorset Farmers Market in their manufacturing facility.
Environmentally Friendly Materials
Sustainably harvested North American maple, sustainably harvested poplar, sustainably harvested birch plywood, and recycled glass; all natural source materials.
The Taco Serving Kit and Storage Box is packed in a corrugated box, both recycled and recyclable.
There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Taco Serving Kit and Storage Box: UncommonGoods.