{Eco Boutique} Best Made Co + the Famous Four

Friday, August 9, 2013

I happened upon the enamel steel sign {pictured above} a few moons ago and I liked it's simple design and sanguine query. Even better was the product description accompanying this item at Best Made Co:
And each day he rose and begged: "The Morning question: What good shall I do this day?" In his autobiography Benjamin Franklin outlined a "Precept of Order, requiring that every part of my business should have its allotted time, one page in my little book contain'd the following scheme of employment for the twenty-four hours of a natural day." The first order of business in his precept was to ask himself simply, "What good shall I do this day?"
How do you not love a site that quotes the profound and prolific polymath Ben Franklin? If one spends a little time at Best Made, it's easy to see that the founder was heavily influenced by Franklin's commitment to hard work and strong values.

For Peter Buchanana-Smith, a love and respect for the great outdoors and the tools that allow one to maneuver and engage nature motivated him to craft a clean, handmade axe. What started out with a primitive tool, eventually evolved into Best Made Co.

As time progressed, Peter's mission evolved to include working closely with esteemed designers and manufacturers across the world and to continue to expand his catalog with the same care and precision that goes into the making of every new product offered.

from our friends at Best Made:
Courage, Compassion, Grace and Fortitude (C.C.G.F.). Our four most cherished virtues that we aspire to live up to  — all of which are embodied by and emblazoned on our axes — and that we hope will inspire others. Purchasing a Best Made axe is more than a simple transaction; it's an investment into substantial, lasting products and relationships: between you and your new purchase, between yourself and those you spend time with around the campfire, and between you and Best Made.

Feeling inspired? Head on over to Best Made for just the right tools to commune with nature. 

For a limited time, Best made is donating proceeds from their Fortitude axe and the Be Optimistic Felt Badge to the It Gets Better Project, which inspires hope for LGBT kids who are facing bullying and other forms of harassment. 

{artwork by f+d} images courtesy of best made

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