As part of our United We Flourish campaign, we want to foster growth of this amazing crafty community by making connections. We are better together! Each month we are thrilled to introduce you to some of our favorite brands and the amazing makers behind them!
This month we are so happy to offer mondo congratulations to our friends at Hero Arts on their amazing 45th anniversary! The name Hero Arts has always stood for innovation and integrity. The kindness and caring spirit that they share with all of us in this industry is heart-warming!
We are so happy for them, so proud to be their friend and so excited for the next 45! Today Aaron from Hero Arts is sharing a little bit more about what makes Hero Arts such a special company...
I'm very proud and honored to be a part of this exciting, inspiring and creative industry. Hero Arts has been family-run since our inception in 1974, and if anything, we feel like that is one of the most enduring parts of our company: our customers, our suppliers, our partners, including Ellen Hutson, are like family, and that connection has driven how we make products, how we run our company, and has inspired us to be creative every year.
Hero Arts donates 100% of net profits on select products to charity. The Hero Arts brand was founded on the ideas of integrity, innovation, and community. We express these beliefs in everything we do from our design and manufacturing to our customer service and marketing. We believe in the power of expression through creativity, and believe that sharing is a pathway to connecting with others through the thoughtfulness of a creative community.
Hero Arts is very proud of our green focus, which is a centerpiece of how we have run our company for decades and who we are. Hero Arts is a Certified Green Business and an award-winning sustainability leader. We have won awards in our city, county and state (the most prestigious award available). Here are some of the ways we focus on only the best quality stamping products while reducing our business impact on Mother Earth.
AT HERO ARTS
We have eliminated all toxins, chemicals and solvents from our processes over the years.
Our manufacturing facility gets 80% of its energy from the sun — from a 68-kW solar array installed in 2004. The other 20% we off-set with wind power.
We have set aggressive company-wide goals to further reduce packaging, waste, and energy consumption. We ask all of our suppliers to take a Green Pledge, encouraging them to implement green policies in their own operations.
Of the approximately 2,000 active stamps we currently sell, more than 90% are made by hand in our very own family-owned, US-based facilities or in the US facilities of our trusted partners. Wood Block sets (multiple stamps in a box) in some cases are made by the best overseas craftsman available.
For our wood stamps, we use only North American honey white maple wood blocks from FSC-certified, sustainably managed forests.
For our clear stamps, we use premium American-made photo-polymer, which is non-toxic, biodegradable and phthalate-free. Photo-polymer is specifically engineered to conduct ink, stamp with precision, and last a long time, unlike other materials used by some of our competitors, most of which is a bi-product of the medical industry, and neither stamps cleanly or lasts beyond a few uses.
For our cling and wood stamps, we use only 100% all-natural rubber that comes from sustainably managed forests. Rubber, like maple syrup, is produced from the sap of the tree, and thus the trees are unharmed and can continue their natural process of sequestering carbon.
See all of the fantastic Hero Arts stamps, dies & more HERE in the EH shop!