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Kymberlea Earnshaw Design

Bend Oregon
United States
Kymberlea Earnshaw Design
Kymberlea Earnshaw is an interior designer and advocate for a healthy + holistic lifestyle. With over 10 years’ experience in both commercial and residential design, she brings to the table a background of green design, feng shui, reiki, + health to create well designed, healthy, and harmonious environments. She believes in creating spaces that both excite and nourish our souls.

Best Practice Achievements

Sustainable Materials
We make a conscious effort to manage our materials selection, seeking materials we are confident are sustainable, such as legally harvested forest products, responsibly produced plantation products, and recycled content:
Recycling and Reclamation
We factor disassembly, recyclability and product reclamation into buying decisions. We offer a product reclamation/product reuse policy:
Return and Reuse
We use recycled or recyclable packing/packaging materials, offer blanket-wrap transportation arrangements for customers and have a carton return/reuse policy:
Chain of Custody
We ask for verifiable chain of custody documents (i.e. legal logging certifications) before buying products containing wood:
Decrease use of Toxic Chemicals
We have decreased our use/acceptance of known toxic chemicals for treatments, binders and finishes, replacing compounds that compromise indoor air quality and are harmful to human health:
Low Environmental Impact Textiles
We are asking our vendors for textiles that have a lower environmental impact, i.e. organic cotton in place of conventionally-grown cotton, as well as seeking other eco-friendly textiles:
Life Cycle Analysis
We are moving forward on doing a Life Cycle Analysis and/or are applying for SMaRT certification:
Local Sourcing
We extract, manufacture and distribute for consumer use within a 500 mile radius for at least a portion of our product line:
Third Party Certifications
We hold third party certifications for some of our products, or as a store, we promote and educate the consumer on the meaning of various third party certifications:
Sharing the Wealth
We take responsibility for sharing our commitment to sustainability up and down our entire supply chain, rewarding our vendors with increased business for partnering with us on sustainability issues:
Social Responsibility Code
We have a written Social Responsibility Code of Contact that is a baseline for employee relations:
Supplier Responsibility
We have written and distributed a Supplier Responsibility Code of Conduct for our vendors and conduct training at our partner facilities on the adoption of same:
Health and Safety Code Compliance
We and our partners meet or exceed all local health and safety codes and can document our health and safety working conditions in all our facilities/stores:
We Pay Living Wages
We pay a living wage rather than minimum wage and extend that around the globe:
We Sponsor Sustainability Events
We have participated in or sponsored in-store, community and/or regional educational events on sustainability and the environment:
We Inspect
We investigate and mitigate any negative environmental impacts from our operations:
Save Paper and Other Office Resources
We save paper and other office resources with a policy expressing an aversion to excess written documentation:
We Use Energy Specialists
We have had an energy specialist or utility company audit to measure our conventional energy usage and are on track to reduce it. We are replacing a portion of the energy we consume with certified renewable energy, either directly, via a program of our local utility, or via Green e-Power:
Updated Inefficient Equipment
We have replaced outdated and inefficient equipment, identified and changed wasteful resource procedures and implemented tighter operational controls:
Energy Efficient Lighting
We have increased the use of day lighting and/or are upgrading to more energy efficient lighting system:
Verified Sustainability Claims
We make only verifiable sustainability claims in adherence with FTC mandates against greenwash and in support of their Environmental Marketing Guides:
Committed to Training
We are committed to conducting training in-house and in the broader community about global climate change and our partnership with the SFC:
In keeping with our commitment to continual improvement, we are planning to take the following actions this year: On reducing energy consumption:

1.) Creating a culture of daily mindfulness around energy consumption on all levels and sharing our wins.
2.) Tech time - creating boundaries around technology and shutting down our devices when not in use.
3.) Reduce miles driven. Walk or bike more!
4.) Incorporate LED lighting
5.) Shipping - be mindful of where specified products are coming from and choose local whenever possible.

In keeping with our commitment to continual improvement, we are planning to take the following actions this year: On how we will manage our primary material or service to a more sustainable direction:

1.) Always be curious. We will continually educate ourselves on products, materials, the economic impacts, and our vendors.
2.) We will share our knowledge with our team, community, and clients. Once you know better, you do better.
3.) Incorporate more sustainable and non toxic materials into our designs.
4.) Support and bring to light those vendors that are eco friendly, eco conscious, and action driven on this movement.
5.) Emerge as an eco friendly brand that contributes to beautiful, healthy, and eco conscious interiors.

In keeping with our commitment to continual improvement, we are planning to take the following actions this year: On education and promotion of the sustainability cause:

1.) Story telling on social media + website. Share my projects, experiences, etc on the benefits of eco friendly design and what steps people can take on a personal level to contribute to this movement, their health, and the health of the planet.
2.) Share vendors and their mission. We are all in this together. Let’s lift each other up.
3.) Host local events reflecting eco friendly design, vendors, and products.
4.) Start young - Host or be part of an event that educates youth on eco friendly choices and options. Let’s start the ripple of change early.
5.) Every project plants trees - Regular tree planing donations to the National Forest Foundation. Every dollar donated plants one tree!