In our work and home life we are proud to say that we have a strong commitment to environmental consciousness and social responsibility. We have been making 'Green' tiles at Somi Tileworks since our beginning in 1996.
We hand make every tile that we sell right here in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We buy our clay and glaze products from a company that is owned and operated in Minneapolis. We also work with and support locally owned businesses. Through employment, training and classes we are teaching people to keep the art of hand-made tiles alive in Minnesota.
Making our tile in the United States reduces the ecological impact of shipping tile from factories around the world. At Somi Tileworks, we take environmental responsibility even further. Clay waste is saved and used to make more tiles. We reuse our clay boxes and recycle office materials. We even reuse the heat that the kilns create to help heat our tile studio in the winter.
Over the years, Somi Tileworks has donated art pieces for auctions to help raise money for many art centers, children's art programs and other community organizations and projects.
We love what we do and where we live. We believe that beautiful places deserve beautiful tiles.