As Monmade continues to celebrate innovative and authentic design from western Pennsylvania, we also deepen our commitment to social, economic, and environmental impact. With an emphasis on responsible production, sustainable materials, social equity, and local sourcing, we provide insight into the business practices of the artists, makers, designers, craftspeople, and small-batch manufacturers we work with every day.

As a first step toward product transparency, Monmade highlights products that are designed to shape a greener, healthier environment through Declare.


Declare, a program of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), is an ingredients label for building products paired with an online database of healthy materials for building project specifications. It allows manufacturers of ecologically sound products to demonstrate market leadership in the growing movement toward product transparency and health in the built environment and provides them an expanded point of entry into the world’s most groundbreaking sustainable building projects.

All published Declare labels can be viewed on the Declare Database, which is a free tool that allows project teams to easily search for products by manufacturer, CSI division, and declaration status.

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