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 Candle Holder Pillar 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 Pillar Candle Holder takes shape, the manufacturing process begins with an iron pole being cut and rabbeted so that the edges are not too sharp. A thread inset is then soldered at each end, before the pole is painted with the selected colour.
The brass details are formed, drilled and polished. The round bottom of the globe is also formed before being drilled and recessed. After that, it is ground in several stages before finally being polished. 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.