A LABOR OF LOVE
What do you think of when you think of Labor Day? Is it the official end of Summer? Is it BBQ's? A coveted day off from work or school? It is actually much more than that. The US Department of Labor defines Labor Day as "...a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers." You can read all about the roots of Labor Day here: History of Labor Day >
In honor of Labor Day, let's talk about the labors of love that go into every product here at Howard Elliott.....
Quite often you might hear us talk about, or read in our descriptions that our products are hand finished. What exactly does that mean? A hand runs the machine that produces our product in the factory? NO!! It means exactly that! Each and every one of our mirrors, accessories, tables AND our pillows and slipcovers are either made by hand or hand finished.
Because of this, special nuances are inevitably worked into each piece, making every one unique, in its own way, from the rest.
You might think that our mirrored frames don't technically have a finish and therefore don't fall under this topic. But actually, each of those mirrored tiles are carefully hand placed and applied!
A true wonder is our new collection of Hand Painted Canvas Wall Art! These are NOT prints! Each and everyone is hand painted from begining to end!
When we say that our Custom Paint Mirrors are made to order, they truly are! These are not sitting on the shelf waiting to be shipped, when we get your order for a painted frame, it goes back to our paint department in our Chicagoland warehouse and they get to work.
Also created in our domestic factory are our slipcovered furniture, covers and pillows! Our expert craftsman build each piece and sew each cover just for you!
On this Labor Day week, we celebrate each and everyone of our team members that work hard to make the quality products that you expect from Howard Elliott.