Varaluz - 70% recycled steel. 0% recycled style.
Varaluz was started to address issues the ligthing industry was shamefully ignoring. We have a reality facing us a people, as a nation, and as a world that requires us to be more responsible.
Energy efficiency certainly has an important place, but a larger impact can come from designing with responsible materials and designing out waste in the manufacturing and distribution process.
At Varaluz, most of the fixtures use steel that has 70% or greater recycled content and glass that is 100% recycled. Products use many sustainable and reclaimed materials in the glass or shades. Whenever you see the "eco-luz" designation on their products, you can be confident that the item is made with recycled or reclaimed materials – and that Varaluz is committed to preserving the earth.
The old saying goes, "One person's trash is another's treasure." We just take it to beautiful extremes.