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Overview

Date Established 01/2022
Founder Jerri Hobdy
Headquarters Denver, CO
Industries
Home, Sustainability
Website https://www.menohome.com
Press Contact Reyne Hirsch, Outside the Box Media
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Products

MENO Home Clean Candles
MENO Home Clean Candles $55.00

About

MENO “verb. Greek. to stay, remain, live, dwell, abide; to be in a state that begins and continues, yet may or may not end or stop”

Waste Reduction

The Furniture industry is currently the #3 user of virgin wood globally, contributing significantly alongside the paper industry to deforestation. Furniture also accounts for 12 Million tons of bulky waste in US landfills alone every year. MENO has identified waste reduction is one of the top three attributes of sustainability issues to address within all Furniture and Home Fragrance we make. MENO plans to continually design into more circular product lifecycles, to more efficiently use raw materials and also to keep those ingredients and materials out of waste streams.

Climate-Friendly Materials

There are currently thousands of unregulated chemicals used in consumer goods. Alongside these, are known chemicals such as highly-fluorinated chemicals (flame-retardants), VOC’s (like formaldehyde), and other chemicals of concern to human health such as PVC’s, and Antimicrobial coatings. In addition to eliminating those materials of concern from their products, MENO aims to dramatically reduce the use of plastics, the use of virgin synthetic materials, and to design using as many truly renewable raw materials as possible. MENO chooses to pursue Evidence Based Design, knowing that 80% of a products potential sustainability impact takes place at the concept design phase. Their goal as a design-led company is to create and develop furnishings that do not contain toxins and harmful substances.

Lower-Carbon Logistics

Furniture and smaller home goods require shipping and a significant amount of packaging. MENO Home aspires to build a network of carbon-neutral and eventually carbon-negative logsitics. In the meantime, they are changing what we can. The brand is committed to the use of zero plastics in their packaging materials. MENO is also partnering with shippers who utilize electric fleets where they can. They are also re-using the recyclable packaging that their raw materials and parts come in, giving those secondary packaging materials a second life cycle, at minimum.

Founding Story

Jerri Hobdy is a Furniture and Lighting Designer based in Denver, born and raised in Houston, Texas. After graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design, Jerri began her career designing for Veranda Magazine’s Founder, Lisa Newsom’s furniture brand Wisteria in Dallas, Texas. In 2015 Jerri joined the Anthropologie team in Philadelphia to help grow the global women’s lifestyle retailer’s furniture and lighting business. Having designed a large portion of the renowned brands unique furnishings, Hobdy moved to Denver, Colorado in 2017 to lay foundations for her design studio. Today, Jerri collaborates with a roster of the industry’s top retailers, brands and factories globally by continuing to provide unique designs through a full-service approach. With an ever expanding pursuit of more sustainable practices within furnishings, Jerri launched her private label MENO.

Team Bios

Jerri Hobdy is a Furniture and Lighting Designer based in Denver, CO. After graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design, Jerri began her career designing for Veranda Magazine’s Founder, Lisa Newsom’s furniture brand Wisteria in Dallas, Texas.

In 2015 Jerri joined the Anthropologie team in Philadelphia to help grow the global women’s lifestyle retailer’s furniture and lighting business.

Having designed a large portion of the renowned brands unique furnishings, Hobdy moved to Denver, Colorado in 2017 to lay foundations for her design studio.

Today, Jerri collaborates with a roster of the industry’s top retailers, brands and factories globally by continuing to provide unique designs through a full-service approach. With an ever expanding pursuit of more sustainable practices within furnishings, Jerri launched her private label MENO.

Jerri has created the best-selling designs for 6 retailers, 8 wholesale brands, 2 hospitality groups and 3 factories with over $25M annual client sales.

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