We live in a disposable society. The value of quality items has been somewhat lost on people. Something breaks, that’s okay, they expected it to and just throw it away without a second thought.
At itemerie, we’re working to change that. We sell quality items that you can expect to last for years. We operate on the premise that you shouldn’t have to be throwing items away within weeks of buying them.
Not only do you waste money, but you’re also sending more stuff to the landfills that doesn’t need to be there.
Our items are lovingly crafted by skilled artisans. When you buy one of our products, you’re getting a meaningful product that was made with a purpose — to serve you well for years.
We’re frustrated by companies who say they sell green products, but it really only applies to a handful of their items. Consumers unknowingly end up buying the same unethically made garbage because of these somewhat dishonest practices.
We want to be 100% clear about how our products are made. That’s why we’ve developed a rigorous badge system.
We thoroughly vet each vendor to understand their manufacturing practices. At the bottom of every product description, you’ll see information on why the item was awarded these badges. If we ever have a doubt about a badge, we don’t award it. We don’t ever want to mislead our customers into buying something they didn’t expect.
Our collections are specifically curated to bring you only quality products made by people that are passionate about what they do. We believe that this passion translates to an exemplary product made with the highest quality materials that we can be proud to offer our customers.
Climate change is real and is foremost in our minds. Wherever possible we partner with local artisans to cut down on our carbon footprint. Items are made with sustainable materials and genuine care for the planet.
On top of that, we use recycled and recyclable packaging made without plastic, our cards are made from recycled T-shirts, even our tape and shipping label are both recycled and compostable or recyclable. We use 100% post-consumer packaging paper and our packing peannuts (also 100% post-consumer) decompose in water leaving no toxic waste.
We offer customers the option to plant a tree to offset the carbon footprint of their order — a great big thanks to the customers who contribute to this effort! Plus, every order that qualifies for free shipping automatically contributes to planting trees.