Cutting against the grain of traditional jewelry design, this necklace is made from natural hardwoods. The interlocking bands get their distinct colors not from artificial dyes or paint, but from the varieties of wood that are used: Maple, Cherry, and African Rosewood.
Responsible Business Practices
To present the natural beauty of the forest using traditional and evolving craft practices that honor and preserve the very organisms from which we gain inspiration and fashion or work.
Forestique pays employees a starting wage of $10.25/hr, within 10% of Gwinnett County’s living wage.
- Local (Georgia) minimum wage: $5.15
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Gwinnett County: $11.36
paid time off
The company does not grant employees PTO on a formal basis, but meets all our other criteria for responsible business practices.
recycling primary/secondary materials
Almost all of the wood veneer that is brought in ends up being used, whether for existing items or for developing a new item. They are installing a wood burning heater to burn the pieces that are simply too small for any other purpose. Much of the packaging they receive with material and supplies is reused to ship orders to customers. The rest of the paper packaging received is recycled. The boxes used for packaging UncommonGoods items are made from 100% recycled paperboard and are recyclable.
They have been donating to the American Chestnut Foundation for one year ($300 a year) and recently started donating to the Georgia Conservancy ($250 a year).
Environmentally Friendly Materials
Maple, Cherry, and African Rosewood.—natural source materials
The paper packaging is recycled. The boxes that we use for packaging UncommonGoods items are made from 100% recycled paperboard and are recyclable.
There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Trinity Wood Necklace: UncommonGoods.