When we think about our dream home someplace and sometime way out in the future, we think we're going to have to go with one of the basins from Native Trails. These beautiful hand-hammered sinks are made by skilled artisans and crafted out of recycled copper and reclaimed wood. Each sink takes several days and an overwhelming amount of skill and hard work to complete.
Native Trails is a privately owned business based on the Central Coast of California, and they've been creating high quality, artisan crafted kitchen and bath fixtures and home décor for nearly 15 years. Their use of reclaimed copper is a great choice in terms of longevity because copper is very durable, and it weathers beautifully over time. Native Trails use heavy 16-15 gauge copper for most of their sinks.
Here's a bit of the backstory:
Naomi Neilson Howard, the Founder and CEO of Native Trails, started the company with a dream to partner the stunning copper craftsmanship she found in her travels through Mexico with contemporary design and sustainable business practices. Her care for the earth led her to use recycled copper in each of the copper items Native Trails offers and also reclaimed wood in the Old World Vanities. "Sure, the bottom line is important," says Naomi, "but what creates lasting value is providing a high quality, sustainable product and cultivating strong, long term relationships with our artisans and staff." The company is proud that it supports and promotes craftsmanship traditions in its products. "We are very close to our artisans and their families," states Naomi.