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.