- Location: multiple locations and online
Sustainable + handmade lighting, sinks and hardware as well as lighting restoration and retrofitting.
Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range - ($$$) High-End
- Website: eleekinc.com
- Founded: 2000
- Founded by: Eric Kaster and Sattie Clark
- Headquarters: Portland, OR
- Eleek products are durable and timelessly beautiful, designed for non-obsolescence from the start.
- Eleek castings are made of recycled metals with the highest possible post-consumer content (the only exception is our pewter which is guaranteed to be lead-free and therefore cannot contain post-consumer recycled content). Our cast aluminum, is 100% recycled with a post-consumer content between 85 - 100%, depending on the product line. Pewter, bronze, cast iron, stainless steel and aluminum remnants are utilized in casting. We recycle all other scrap metal.
- Eleek offers state-of-the-art energy-saving lamps and electronics such as LEDs and compact fluorescents in all of the light fixtures that it designs and manufactures.
- Eleek uses local scrap material and encourages other companies to do the same. For instance, Eleek's Masa cabinet hardware line is made of 100% post-consumer scrap sourced from Portland's ReBuilding Center, a building materials reuse center located less than a mile from Eleek's shop. For more information about the benefits of manufacturing with local scrap, see our sister site ProjectScrap.Org.
- Eleek will take back any product it makes in order to dismantle, reuse and/or recycle its materials.
- Our silicone molds work for several thousand pours (more uses than are ever likely to be required) and when those pours are finished, the silicone is recycled as filler in new molds.
- Eleek's wood patterns are made from a combination of discarded lumber, salvaged wood and new wood, depending on availability (at least 70% discarded and/or salvaged).
- Metal products are finished using reusable abrasive media and re-circulated water. The resulting by-product, a ceramic slurry, is donated to artists or for use in construction.
- Shipping pallets are reused. We have an incentive program to ensure that shipping crates get returned to us for reuse.