Handmade and Hot: Grovemade products

Grovemade Handmade bamboo iPhone case

Amy mentioned these guys in a post earlier this Spring. Tam and I have coveted their handmade work ever since, the only problem is picking which designs, there are so many great  ones!

Read the interview below:

Who and where are you?

Founded in 2009, Grove is a team of designers and makers focused on changing the way you think about products by doing everything themselves in Portland, Oregon and only selling direct to the consumer.
The result is greater innovation, complete accountability, direct human relationships, and superior quality. Grove curates an Artist Series of laser engraved bamboo iPhone4 cases, iPad 2 leather and bamboo cases, iPad 2 bamboo skins and bamboo wall art featuring the work of prominent illustrators from around the world. Grove is more than a company, we are a community of passionate creators.
Portland, Oregon

Why do you hand make your products?

We hand make our products ourselves because it results in the highest quality product possible.  The direct accountability insures that the products are ethically and well made.

How long did it take to make?

The journey of a typical product takes about 2 weeks until it is ready to ship

What hopes/dreams do you have for your products? Where would you like to see them?

We would like to continue to engineer and create the best products possible.  We hope to branch out someday to include products other than Apple accessories.

Thanks to Ken Tomita, co-founder at Grovemade for answering our questions.
Gwyn & Tamra