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We design and build beautiful furniture, while providing job training and employment to at-risk men.
We design and build beautiful furniture, while providing job training and employment to at-risk men.
We design and build beautiful furniture, while providing job training and employment to at-risk men.
175 backers pledged $32,965 to help bring this project to life.

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Anew Nature | Furniture Design + Job Training

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Anew Nature is more than just a furniture company. 

Anew Nature is a modern furniture producer that offers training, employment, and hope to marginalized men, with criminal backgrounds to help integrate into the work force.

Our first Furniture collection EVER - The Rise collection represents a conduit - A new opportunity for more skills to be taught and more men to be employed and trained - 

Without your help, this furniture line will never leave prototyping - The skill sets cannot be passed on - the jobs will not exist. With your help, if we meet our goal - We'll hire immediately from inside our training program, be empowered to buy our own equipment and materials to produce this beautiful furniture line. 

Our Rewards ARE our furniture line, so you can claim yours early. If with your generosity, we meet our goal!

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Anew Nature?

Every purchase from Anew Nature is invested right back into the community. Over the past three years, Anew Nature has grown from a small idea to a sustainable business. We have trained, employed, and sent out dozens of men through our program, and we’re just getting started!

Our ability to employ, train, and teach marketable skills to some of the most under-resourced men in our city has proven to be a success, and our demand for custom furniture has only increased — which has recently allowed us the opportunity to move into new space that includes a showroom and offers twice the square footage.

So we asked ourselves… How can we train, employ, and hire MORE men who need a second chance? By making MORE awesome furniture. And that’s why we’re introducing the Rise collection. Your partnership is vital to help men rise up from their current reality and embrace a better tomorrow. Join us as we continue to change our city for the better, together.

  

 

 

Risks and challenges

We are a small company, learning every day and striving to make our quality peerless - while balancing teaching our interns valuable trade skills that can be transferred into employment at a living wage -

Our use of natural materials presents the unique challenge of finding large volumes of like materials rapidly. While it does present a challenge, allocation of Ambrosia maple, or siberian elm is hunting beauty, and we LOVE that.

Challenges aside, this company was founded on sweat, blood and long hours. We're ready for anything.

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    You BELIEVE

    You'll get a digital high five, a big THANKS for joining our team of backers and you can show you care about good work in the community by sharing the status "BACKED" on social media!

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    Show Your Love | Vinyl Sticker

    Show your love for Anew Nature and support our mission through this stylish gold vinyl sticker! It's perfect for your laptop, bumper, auto glass, back of your phone... This vinyl cling will class up ANYTHING you stick it on!

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    Concrete Skull

    Hand poured, limited edition concrete skulls! These cast concrete skulls are perfect bookends, door stops, or decor pieces for you home. Show your love for Anew Nature and create jobs for at risk men in our city. These will ship before Christmas! NOTE: Free local pickup available

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    Anew Nature Workshirt

    Want to work at Anew Nature? First step is this flame resistant, classy, craftsman chic 3/4 lengths blacked out work shirt! Both women and men look like they're ready to take on any task in this stylish, excuse to work hard! Screen printed at our local print shop, Art Farm.

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    Anew Nature STL Shirt

    Live in STL? Wish you lived in STL? This is a must. We LOVE our home city and take any reason to show city pride very seriously. These, American Apparel cozy tees fit both men and women like a glove and shows EVERYONE your love for STL and Anew Nature. Screen printed at our local print shop, Art Farm.

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    Whisky Lovers United

    Best way to end a long day? From one whiskey lover to another, we know it's whiskey. Why don't you put your feet up, knock back your favorite mash in a pair of these schnazzy glasses and cheers to the great work YOUR doing at Anew Nature.

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    RISE | Siberian Elm Cutting Board

    Impress your friend with these gorgeous Siberian elm cutting boards! They are are hand sanded, buffed with beeswax and sealed with delightfully food safe mineral oil to make a stunning backdrop for your fancy meat and cheese. These boards wont dull your hardware, so get choppin!

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    End of Work Day Kit

    End your day right!

    Anew Nature Vinyls, Anew Nature work shirt or STL Shirt, Glass Whisky Tumblers, and the Rise Siberian Elm Cutting Board.

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    RISE | Siberian Elm End Table

    Our flagship Product in our Rise Collection.

    This Siberian Elmwood has been milled to 2.5" thick, meticulously hand sanded, and finished with a velvet feel industrial strength conversion varnish. It Features hand bent half inch steel rod, welded to 1/4in steel plate that is seamlessly inset into the base of your table.

    This stunning Siberian elm, fits perfectly as a low profile coffee table, accent table by your sofa, or nestled next to your bed as an end table.

    It's beautiful, with stunningly figured wood grain, it's sturdy, it loves taking a beating and looking brand new. No need for coasters here, live freely on these table tops and let your kids wreak havoc on them. They can take it.

    NOTE: If ordered during the Kickstarter we will have the first 100 hundred shipped before Christmas!

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    RISE | Siberian Elm End Tables 'Pair'

    Our flagship Product in our Rise Collection.

    Save $50 when you buy a matching pair of end tables. This Siberian Elmwood has been milled to 2.5" thick, meticulously hand sanded, and finished with a velvet feel industrial strength conversion varnish. It Features hand bent half inch steel rod, welded to 1/4in steel plate that is seamlessly inset into the base of your table.

    This stunning Siberian elm, fits perfectly as a low profile coffee table, accent table by your sofa, or nestled next to your bed as an end table.

    It's beautiful, with stunningly figured wood grain, it's sturdy, it loves taking a beating and looking brand new. No need for coasters here, live freely on these table tops and let your kids wreak havoc on them. They can take it.

    NOTE: If ordered during the Kickstarter we will have the first 50 shipped before Christmas!

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    RISE | Live Edge Maple Coffee Table

    A slice of the wild, perfectly displayed as a beautiful, functional piece of art for your living room or office. We can tip our caps to the ambrosia beetle for making these green and orange diamonds in the sapwood of these tables. Featuring hand bent half inch steel rod, welded to 1/4in steel plate that is seamlessly inset into the base of the table, and finished with a satin conversion varnish that never rusts. This table can handle years of love (and abuse).

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    RISE | Live Edge Living Room Collection

    All live edge items from the Rise Collection!

    This trio will re-invent your living room and show your friends and family your love for style and your love for social change. In this Living Room Collection you will receive our Live Edge Maple Coffee Table and a pair of our Siberian Elm End Tables.

    Your friends will be jealous. Your living room will be awesome.

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    RISE | Sleigh Walnut Coffee Table

    When Scandinavian design meets industrial materials, great things are born.

    This coffee table design is sleek, hardy and a perfect frame for the figured wood grain of flat cut walnut. The wood and steel is finished with a velvet feel industrial strength conversion varnish that begs you to ditch the coasters and take any abuse you can give it.

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    RISE | Sleigh Coffee table (LED)

    Ever wanted to use the force? This is as close as you're gonna get. Every time you reach for your drink or throw your feet up, this beautiful table will gently respond to your movements with pulsating star light. Encased under 1/4 frosty tempered glass are over 750 ultrabright white leds, just waiting to shine. All of this mad awesomeness is set inside our sleigh leg design of steel and matte black.
    This coffee table design is sleek, hardy and a perfect frame for the figured wood grain of flat cut walnut. The wood and steel is finished with a velvet feel industrial strength conversion varnish that begs you to ditch the coasters and take any abuse you can give it.

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    You ARE Anew Nature

    As our highest tier, most generous benefactor, we fly or ride you to our newly opened workshop and showroom. We'll start the day with a delicious catered breakfast and coffee where you will 'get to know' the crew and meet graduates of our internship program. From there the day is yours... we'll show you how we build ANYTHING that piques your interest. Wood working, metal fabrication and welding, to resin casting or silicone mould making! After we've worked to your satisfaction, we'll finish the day with a celebration in your honor.

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