Changing Our Sizing Structure to Better Tackle Waste
“Customised to the centimetre” has been here since the beginning of Grain. But, over time, we’ve found that there are patterns in the furniture sizes people order. Because of this, we have realised that we can provide the same value to our customers by still offering size variability, but in a way which enables greater efficiency within our manufacturing process. Products will soon be offered at a series of well-informed increments, allowing for customers to plan the right size for their families and homes.
This change is also going to sort out an increase in waste that we’re facing as the amount of orders we receive goes up. It’s really tricky getting the most out of our materials when we’re cutting unusual sizes, and that means that more wood that we’d like is going to waste. The new sizes we will offer will enable us to plan optimal material efficiency to make the most of each sheet of wood and minimise waste.
- Completed: July 2021