Inspired by classic children's literature illustrations, our Personalized Storybook Art - Brave, illustrated by Patricia Carlin, offers creative portrayals of children as adventurous, timeless characters. Playful details like relatives' "review" of the child's debut and their birthday as "copyright" make this keepsake a truly individualized expression of a child's character, and a distinctive birth announcement or toddler tribute to be treasured for years to come.
Responsible Business Practices
"To enhance the lives of our customers and colleagues by providing outstanding design and the premier custom framing experience, while increasing the value of the business. Northwest Framing has been providing quality custom framing and framing products since 1974. The foundation of our success has been built on customer value, custom art and framing solutions, high quality finished products, and community partnerships and enhancements. We are committed to being the premier custom art and framing solutions provider in the Northwest and wholesale market. To accomplish this each one of our colleagues has the opportunity and the responsibility to be the best, support our environment(s), and our communities."
Northwest Framing pays employees a starting wage of $10.75/hr., which falls within 10% of Multnomah County's living wage.
- Local (Oregon State) minimum wage: $9.75
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Multnomah County: $11.42
paid time off
PTO is available to all full-time (32+ hours / week) employees. Regular full-time employees are eligible to earn and use vacation time following a schedule of accrual (7 days in the 1st year of employment, up to 20 days in the 8th year of employment) PTO is accrued monthly, beginning from an employee's date of hire (or date of full-time status). Employees are eligible to begin using accrued PTO after their initial six months of employment.
recycling primary/secondary materials
Metal frame fall-off and scrap pieces are recycled at 100%. Acrylic and matboard / cardboard scrap pieces are also recycled at 100%. These products have unique containers within our facility and are recycled through Waste Management. Foamboard waste is not recyclable, but is reused in alternative projects and internal packaging wherever possible. Surplus short pieces of wood are turned into small frames for re-use, donations, or sale. Some small cutouts are not recyclable due to the varying finishes on the product.
Northwest Framing's contributions to specified charities are approximately .75% of sales. Additional prod-uct and labor donations take place through their stores. Most of these donations go to support framed products for auctions at schools, youth programs, animal shelters, and environmental organizations, including Youth in Focus, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle Humane Society, Susan G Komen 3 Day walk for Breast Cancer, American Cancer Society, Washington State High School, SAFE Horse Rescue, Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, Ronald McDonald House, Art Institute of Seattle, the Seattle Seahawks, and Ben's Fund for Autism. In addition, they provide about $15,000 in gift cards and $10,000 in framed art donations for school and other community organizations within the communities of their local stores.
Environmentally Friendly Materials
Acid-free matte board, plexiglass, archival pigment ink, BonanzaWood® (natural source material), and Epson enhanced matte paper.
The Personalized Storybook Art - Brave is packaged in a partially recycled and fully recyclable/compostable box.
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