LyZadie Design Studio
D&S Audit Score.
Location of manufacturing: New Zealand
LyZadie creates timeless and unique designs which embody the luxury of natural materials and exquisite New Zealand craftmanship from New Zealand. They look for new materials that can operate in a circular economy – ensuring that the finite resources available aren’t exhausted by their manufacturing processes.
Inspired by simple clarity, spirit and artistry, the design studio is conscious of having minimal environmental impact and uses sustainable raw and natural rescued materials when handcrafting all sumptuous and characterful pieces of furniture.
What makes this manufacturer special?
Cradle to Cradle
Sustainably Sourced Material
How and where has the supplier excelled in our audit?
Governance To reduce their carbon footprint Lyzadie have partnered with Trees That Count. Money they pay to Trees That Count goes towards planting native trees. As the business grows they ensure they partner with people who care about sustainability or make decisions that keep with their vision.
Materials Lyzadie work with rescued River Matai: A native wood of New Zealand, the trees are sourced from the rivers of the South Island. Submerged logs are rescued by the makers Treology. A GPS location marker is placed under each table so you know the provenance of the material. They also explore how to work with recycled clothing as can be seen with the ReLeathered range made from woven discarded belts.
Production To have the products made in New Zealand is very important as they want to support their local makers. The makers they choose work with the raw materials and they source the material and because they run their own business they do not waste materials so decisions about waste is part of the conversation before the prototypes are made.
Innovation Lyzadie are working with The Better Packaging Company to address elminate plastic use. They have developed a bubble wrap made from vegetables and are trialling it now. Also, using a leather alternative called Pinatex made from pineapple skins. Exploring use of a material made from Harekeke flax.