Made from smelted tin cans, all the Aluminum items in our collection have been hand-cast by Artisans in Madagascar using the traditional sand casting methods. These pieces are zero-waste, recycled and luminous. Small imperfections from the hand casting of each aluminum piece lends to the unique beauty of each unique item.
Distaff&Spindle sources the aluminum shapes for our Aluminum products from AluMada, the 'Fonderie de l'Ocean Indien', based in the capital of the island country of Madagascar. Stephanie, the owner of AluMada, ensures a healthy and fair-paid work environment for the skilled Artisans who create the shapes, each cast individually. Stephanie and I have known each other personally for many years and I am especially happy to partner with her in providing jobs for the Malagasy Artisans in her employ.