1600 Spruce St. Interior Design & Home passed its three-month anniversary this week.
90 days of being open in the Rittenhouse Row neighborhood, getting to know many amazing clients, whether it has been a reupholstery project, new window treatments, a whole home of furnishings, or a candle for a host or jewelry for a birthday gift.
Each of these purchases has supported small businesses, the lifeblood of Philadelphia and America.
We source our gift items and decorative accents from small businesses in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia - Unique finds that are not available anywhere else in Philadelphia, and never available to shop on Amazon.com.
Our custom furnishings are American made by a third-generation family company in High Point, North Carolina, and our reupholstery projects are undertaken by a small workroom in New Jersey.
All told, shopping with 1600 Spruce St. Interior Design & Home supports more than 60 small businesses, which collectively employ more than 700 people.
When we launched this business, we committed to Pledge1Percent, an organization to which businesses like ours pledge to give 1% of equity, product, time, profit, or all of the aforementioned.
We have stayed true to this pledge by donating cash, cash equivalents, and products to a variety of organizations in our immediate Rittenhouse neighborhood and beyond.
Some of our support has included catering a dinner for 30 clients of Attic Youth Center, a safe space in our community for the LGBTQ+ community. Our partnership with them is continuing with the donation of time and merchandise to reimagine two rooms at their location on 16th Street to help their clients and their team make the best use of their space.
We have planted more than 200 trees through our partnership with One Tree Planted. While the impact is outside of our local community, our donations are supporting some of the most at-risk habitats that are being reforested.
Recently we donated a gift card and complimentary design consult to the silent auction held by Beth Zion Beth Israel Synagogue & Pre School at 18th & Spruce Street.
We're committed to supporting the Play & Players Theater's Fancy on Delancey event this June, and we are one of the sponsors and advertisers supporting Ball On The Square 2023 which is a gathering of Philadelphians in support of the Friends of Rittenhouse who carry out critical ongoing maintenance and improvement works at Rittenhouse Square.
Small businesses are the foundation of their local communities. They create jobs, they spend with other small businesses and they give back to their communities - in fact, small businesses give back more than all major businesses combined.
As a result of your shopping with 1600 Spruce St. Interior Design & Home, you are not only supporting our small business, you are supporting the livelihoods of hundreds of indirect employees and enabling us to give back to those that make our community a vibrant place to live.