Second chances for people and planet.
At Formr, our mission goes deeper than creating beautiful items for your space. We are dedicated to two important causes - recidivism and construction waste.
Each year more than 600,000 people are released from incarceration. Within 3 years, 50% are re-incarcerated across the US. Many businesses choose not to hire incarcerated persons and oftentimes, they have few, if any, opportunities for work. We don’t think that’s right. That’s why we provide work opportunities for formerly incarcerated people and help provide them with the resources they need to make a real difference in their lives.
Another area where we believe we can make an impact is helping to repurpose construction waste. Each year more than 500 millions tons of construction waste is generated, most of it ending up in overflowing landfills. We think that if we can make even a small dent in that amount, that we’re doing good work. That’s why our items are built from repurposed construction materials. Unique designs and clever details from materials that were refinished and given new life. That’s good design, doing good.
With your support you join us in our mission to make an impact on these important causes. You’ve invested in opportunities for others, reduced waste in our landfills and purchased a beautiful, unique design that will elevate your space. We’re so glad that you’re here and that you’re a part of the work we’re doing.
Welcome to Formr.
Responsible Wood Sourcing Policy
At Formr we salvage wood from construction sites, source leftover material from construction manufacturers and utilize urban trees from local communities. We are committed to the responsible use of forest resources, including the wood used in our furniture. We therefore will work with our sources on an ongoing basis to eliminate wood from unacceptable sources and to progressively increase the amount of responsible wood – wood from certified and recycled/reclaimed sources – procured over time.
Formr is also firmly committed to avoiding wood from unacceptable sources, including:
• Illegally harvested or traded timber
• Timber harvested in violation of traditional or civil rights
• Timber harvested from areas in which high conservation values are threatened by poor forest management
• Timber harvested from areas being converted from forests to plantations or non-forest use • Timber from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted
Through this Policy, Formr seeks to set a positive example for our peers and to do our part to protect the world’s forests.