Handcrafted furniture manufacturer pledges to keep sustainability at heart of business

A Calderdale furniture manufacturer is pledging to keep sustainability at the heart of the business.

Sunday, 3rd January 2021, 8:00 am
Dominic Walsh, Off The Grain

Off The Grain is a sustainable, artisan furniture maker, creating handmade furniture and décor for the home, directly from its workshop in West Vale.

Established in 2018, by former PE teacher Dominic Walsh, Off The Grain was born out of the simple belief that there’s something special about owning a product that has been made by hand.

It’s this philosophy that underpins each and every product that leaves the workshop.

Consumer demand for more responsible products is clearer than ever, and sustainability is at the heart of Off The Grain’s business ethos. All the timber and packaging used is responsibly sourced, sustainable and recyclable.

Alongside its pledge to sustainability, Off The Grain has recorded a 710 per cent increase in revenue during 2020 and has recently doubled its workshop space, relocating to an impressive new 6,000 sq ft location in West Vale, Halifax. Plans for further expansion, with the opening of a 3,000 sq ft luxury showroom, are already underway.

Commenting on the business’ dedication to sustainability, founder Dominic Walsh said: “Off The Grain started out as a personal hobby and a genuine passion for furniture making, and

since launching in 2018 sustainability has always been at the heart of this.

“We have researched and implemented ways to ensure that we are operating as sustainably as possible. All our timber, cut offs and sawdust is utilised in some way to reduce our waste and our packaging is all 100% recyclable. Every member of the team is committed to improving our sustainability ambitions and we will continue this into 2021.”