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Pretty Handy

Business Information
Name of Organization: 
Pretty Handy
Organization Type: 
Business Description: 
Founded by a resourceful graphic designer and a hard working handyman, Pretty Handy is a makerspace & gift shop intended to bring local crafters, vendors, and diy-ers together. Whether you are looking to craft on your own, share your trade, or learn something new, we are here to help! Our mission is to support and promote local businesses and crafters to help boost the local economy. We offer quality products crafted by talented vendors, crafters diy-ers, hobbyists & more. We are constantly sourcing unique handmade items that can not be found in your average chain and department stores.
Contact Person: 
Robert Noone
Title: 
Co-founder
Business Location: 
Pretty Handy - Gift Shop & Makerspace
175 Franklin Ave Suite 202
07110 Nutley , NJ
United States
40° 48' 50.814" N, 74° 9' 48.906" W
Phone: 
973-798-2300
Email: 
prettyhandypeople@gmail.com
Number of Employees: 
2
Website: 
prettyhandy.org
Renewal Date: 
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Management and Leadership
Provide Environmentally Preferable Products Services
Description of Action: 
We sell only handmade goods by various artisans, crafters, diy-ers, and small businesses. Many of our products promote natural and sustainable living. Such as soaps, lotions, and balms made from all-natural ingredients and essential oils. We also sell many items made from recycled wood, metal, fabrics, yarn, and craft supplies. Such as bottle openers made form reclaimed wood and pallet wood, signs made from recycled metal roofing, wall art made from recycled natural yarn. Many of our product also have minimalist packaging that can be recycled. We provide a printing service with many recycled paper options. We use only natural Kraft brown paper bags when bagging items for our customers.
Aspirational Goals
Description of Action: 
One of our goals is to save our used coffee grounds and provide them to our customers for free so they can use in their composting.
Waste
Waste Reuse
Description of Action: 
The majority of the furniture and displays in our shop was made form recycled goods. Our tables and stools were all made from recycled/reclaimed wood and pallets. Our shelves were made from reclaimed wood and metal. Our reception desk was made from scrap building materials and reclaimed metal roofing. Our coffee station was made from surplus tile.
Lbs Saved: 
500
Money Saved: 
8,000
Waste Recycling
Description of Action: 
We keep full size recycling bins on wheels so they can be readily available to anyone crafting in our shop. We recycle a lot of paper and plastic from crafts.
Lbs Saved: 
500
Hazardous Waste/Toxic Use Reduction
Description of Action: 
We practice safe disposal of latex and oil based paints used in the shop.
Energy
Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
We replaced the lights in our gift shop area with LED track lighting to reduce on energy use.
Water
Water Conservation
Description of Action: 
We collect our own natural water from the town well to use in our coffee to reduce on plastic from constantly buying jugs. We use about 5 gallons daily.
Gallons Saved: 
1,000
Money Saved: 
300
Community
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Description of Action: 
We keep many plants and succulents int he shop to promote indoor air quality improvement. Every one of our plants has a tag explaining its name, origin, and benefits.
Serve Customers with Disabilities
Description of Action: 
Our building has a wheelchair lift.
Support Community Initiatives
Description of Action: 
We are members of our local chamber of commerce. We also volunteer our help and services for rescues, non-profits, artisans, and small business for free. We support by volunteering for events, offering free design help and website management. We also run events where percentage of proceeds are donated to good cause.
Adopt a Cause or Project in your Community
Description of Action: 
We partner with local organizations and causes including animal rescues, local educational foundation, local chamber of commerce, various small business and more. We also offer free affiliate services for non-profits, small business, rescues, and artisans.
Shop Local
Description of Action: 
Our shop only sells local craft goods. Our mission statement's primary focus is to improve local business and various other small businesses as well as artisans, crafters, and makers.
Finished Application: 
1
required_descriptions: 
5
Member Since: 
Thursday, June 27, 2019