"I create products that meet my customer’s needs, designing a product that is unique. I offer a standard line of products as a starting point, with the availability of customization. "
| Our finishes.
We at On Vermont Time are committed to providing a product that is manufactured with as little environmental impact as possible. This is why we have chosen topcoats from Vermont Natural Coatings.
Turning a waste into a product.
Whey, a by-product of cheese making, has a high BOD (biochemical oxygen demand) that can increase the burden on waste treatment facilities and can pollute rivers, lakes, and even the ocean. Over the last decade, this by-product has been used to create valuble products such as high-protein "energy bars", and infant formula, and as a film coating for food-safe packaging. By reformulating whey into a durable, natural wood finish, a potential waste product is taken out of the waste stream and put to a useful purpose.
Turning away from petroleum.
The production of oil-based wood finishes and other coatings, such as paint, have relied solely on petroleum - a non-renewable resource. PolyWhey is derived from a renewable resource and in a small way helps to reduce dependence on oil, contributing to a more sustainable world.
About our raw materials.
All wood used in the production of On Vermont Time clocks is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Certified. This means that the wood is sustainably harvested, taking into account and minimizing the destruction of animal habitat, and limiting soil erosion. Re-forestation of affected land takes place. No rain forest wood is used in the production of our products. We source our wood as close to our shop as possible, usually within a 150 mile radius to support local sawmills.