Sustainability and manufacturing
Brass comprises 65% copper and 35% zinc. It has long been called “poor man’s gold”. A large part of Svenskt Tenn’s brass products are manufactured at Humstorp Metall in Västergötland, largely from recycled brass. At Humstorp, they are constantly working on choosing the most environmentally friendly alternatives when purchasing. Waste is minimised throughout the manufacturing process and any waste metal that nevertheless occurs is sent to recycling. Furthermore, an independent solar power facility provides approximately 40% of the workshop’s electricity consumption.
This is how the Globe Candle Holder is manufactured
A large part of Svenskt Tenn’s pewter and brass range is produced by Humstorp Metall; these are products that require a meticulous approach and great craftsmanship.
When the Globe Candle Holder take shape, the manufacturing process begins with brass poles being cut, drilled and threaded at both ends. Whole and half globes are attached to the pole through silver soldering, before the merged candle holder is polished, first by machine and afterwards by hand in order to reach all angles. The candlestick is turned from brass sheet, ground and polished. The round bottom of the globe is also turned before being drilled and recessed. After that, it is ground in several stages before finally being polished.
Following quality inspection, the silvered brass variety of the candle holder undergoes surface treatment with a silver coating. Once all details are inspected and approved, the candle holder is assembled. The entire company of eight people is involved in different stages of the production process.
Sustainability in focus
Read more about Svenskt Tenn's Sustainability Philosophy below.