Sustainability and manufacturing
Brass comprises 65% copper and 35% zinc. It has long been called “poor man’s gold”. A large part of Svenskt Tenn’s brass products are manufactured at Humstorp Metall in Västergötland, largely from recycled brass. At Humstorp, they are constantly working on choosing the most environmentally friendly alternatives when purchasing. Waste is minimised throughout the manufacturing process and any waste metal that nevertheless occurs is sent to recycling. Furthermore, an independent solar power facility provides approximately 40% of the workshop’s electricity consumption.
This is how the Slingan Candle Holder is manufactured
A large part of Svenskt Tenn’s pewter and brass range is produced by Humstorp Metall; these are products that require a meticulous approach and great craftsmanship.
The material for Slingan is sawn from flat bars and heated so that it can be bent and shaped. After heating, the bars are machine polished in order to remove as many impurities as possible. After that, the candle holder is polished by hand in order to reach all angles. Finally, the bar is drilled and threaded.
Alongside this work, candlesticks and drips are also produced. The drips are punched out by a punching tool in two stages before being polished. The candle holders are cut from poles and soldered together with a disc on the bottom. After that, it’s time for polishing and quality inspection.
The silvered brass variety of candle holder is finally treated with a silver coating. Once all details are inspected and approved, the candle holder is assembled. The entire company of eight people is involved in different stages of the production process.
Sustainability in focus
Read more about Svenskt Tenn's Sustainability Philosophy below.