There are plenty of sustainability traits that local businesses can have. For example, a business can be conscious of the chemicals they use and ensure they are safe, environmentally friendly and of high quality. They can also focus on packaging by reducing single use plastics and making containers recyclable, compostable or reducing them in general. Some businesses even focus on their location by revitalizing a historical building rather than utilizing resources to build a brand new building. If you are Crane and Carbon, you do all three of these.
Crane and Carbon was started by Jayson Crane with the idea and concept of not wasting valuable vitamins and minerals by working against unfriendly chemicals in our products. Being a student of nutrition and chemistry, he started out to fix the problem with our personal care products and dietary supplements. Along the way he identified key moments to steer Crane and Carbon towards and even more sustainable future. Upon deciding on a location for his brand new storefront, Jayson mimicked his lifestyle. You see, Jayson lives in a historic house in Downtown Phoenix, so it was only a natural extension to establish his business in a historic an existing, older building rather than making a new build. And as many sustainable scholars say, the most sustainable building is the one already there. Once Jayson opened Crane and Carbon’s location he continued adopt sustainability practices by abandoning single use plastics, even for their opening they had hand printed reusable bags that patrons would not soon forget about.
Where: 2403 E Osborn Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016
When: 12pm-6pm every day and online 24/7 (but their brick and mortar location is fantastic!)
This month we are delighted to highlight this incredible local business and encourage you to drop in, say hello to Jayson and try some of their products (their peppermint/eucalyptus/rosemary lip balm is my favorite!). If you are interested in their adaptive reuse or historical preservation in general, come on out to the Monorchid on July 25th at 6pm and learn all about their project and more!