Sometimes a company’s mission statement and products are of such a high quality that you have no choice but to copy and paste… Shannon South’s reMade USA is one of those companies.
“Our mission is to create beautiful, long-lasting, well-made products that positively impact the environment, our users and our makers.” – reMade USA.
Seriously, can you even try and top that? We didn’t think so… Recycling takes on a whole new meaning when reMade USA gets involved…it’s actually called upcycling,
which is the process of taking what is essentially waste and making something that is more desirable and of greater value. There’s no way the Cube Ottoman is waste, mission accomplished.
You might be thinking that this post is too long, however you’re confused with it being too good. Here’s another paragraph from the About Us on reMade’s website that we felt everyone should experience.
“reMade USA was born out of the concern with creating yet another product to add to the gazillions already on this planet. I have a strong belief that if one is to be a product designer, there’s an important responsibility in thinking about what materials might do to the environment and how the people manufacturing them are being affected. I realized that the only way I’d ever have a clean conscience and feel proud of what I was doing as a designer would be if I was using scrap or reusing materials and making them locally. This idea seemed absurd at the time, as I was sending CAD drawings to China and having my bags mass-produced, but as I thought about it more seriously, I decided to at least give it a try. The creator in me has a strong desire to make physical objects that I can carry and that people can admire. I went to Goodwill, found a leather jacket and let the details guide my design. I loved the result and quickly became obsessed with studying old jacket details and seeing them on bags. I see reMade USA as part of a back-to-basics, holistic approach that is in line with the way I try to live my life. It sees beauty in the past, praises a lifestyle of ‘making do’ and has a deep appreciation for things have been cultivated by hand– be it tomatoes from a garden, a piece of wood from a salvage yard, or a bag that has been hand-crafted from an old jacket. In the end, I am trying to lead a life of authenticity and responsibility, doing what I love and attempting to be as good as possible.”
That being said, every reMade USA product is limited edition, one-of-a-kind, and handmade in the USA to order. Check out the Cube Ottoman and you can purchase it here for $275.00. You won’t be disappointed.