Due to Maya's long-standing commitment to Eastern philosophy, respect for materials has always been of primary importance to our company--the majority of our work has always been considered "green". We produce many of our wallcoverings by hand in our Chicago studio and consequently have a great deal of control over what goes into the products we sell and how our employees are treated. Maya Romanoff Corporation strives to use natural and sustainable materials, works only with factories that are clean and treat their workers fairly, and purchases materials from local sources wherever possible.
- Our manufacturing techniques produce very little effluent. Wherever possible, we use water-based coloration, adhesives and finishes.
- In the past year we have improved the condition and quantity of waste produced by our Chicago production facility. Water-based by-products undergo a three-step filtration system, resulting in non-hazardous wastewater. The solids extracted from the wastewater are also non-hazardous; they are dried completely and disposed of safely.
- We use the minimum amount of material to produce maximum effect: our Mother of Pearl™, genuine metals, wood veneers, and mica wallcoverings are constructed from thinnest-possible layers of material and, as such, have long been considered green alternatives to their traditional, bulkier counterparts.
- Wherever possible we source goods and services indigenous to the relevant manufacturing locale.
- Over 40% of our products are crafted in the USA, including top selling lines such as the Beadazzled Flexible Glass Bead Wallcoverings™ Collection, Mother of Pearl™, Weathered Walls™, Weathered Metals™, and Maya Romanoff 54™ and hand-painted vinyls.
- We have reduced, and continue to seek ways to minimize, the excessive use of packing materials.
- Our goal is to create a safe, clean and pleasant atmosphere for our employees and artisans. We strive to work with the best manufacturers in the world who treat their employees with the same respect.
- Products made outside the USA are in many cases made by artisans who live in impoverished areas through manufacturing programs that stimulate their local economies.
- Maya Romanoff contributes specifically to Aid to Artisans, a nonprofit organization which offers practical assistance to artisan groups in developing nations; working in partnerships to foster artistic traditions, cultural vitality, improved livelihoods and community well-being. Through collaboration in product development, business skills training and development of new markets, Aid to Artisans provides sustainable economic and social benefits for craftspeople in an environmentally sensitive and culturally respectful manner.