Urban Ashes

Framed in Hope: Framers & Artists Supporting Charities

Framed in Hope: Framers & Artists Supporting Charities

By Linnea Jessup Whether saving the environment or reaching out to individuals at home and abroad, art-industry partners support their communities through acts of kindness, financial assistance and a focus on better environments for all. These donations represent a year-round commitment for many of these professionals. They resolve to improve the world and individual living […]

Urban Ashes—An Eco-Conscious Business

Urban Ashes—An Eco-Conscious Business

By Linda Mariano Just under six years ago, Paul Hickman created Urban Ashes—a company that makes picture frames from recycled wood and other salvaged materials alongside a mission to create jobs for a transitional workforce. And although it may be a relatively new company, it’s one that is steeped in the fundamentals of good business: […]

URBAN ASHES—Using Salvaged Wood to Make Artful Frames, by Michael Pacitti

URBAN ASHES—Using Salvaged Wood to Make Artful Frames, by Michael Pacitti

Urban Ashes® is an innovative company that is employing America’s under-utilized resources and human potential to make beautiful new frames for fine art. How are they doing it? By employing Michigan’s transitional and disabled labor force to create handcrafted frames and mouldings. While providing a collection of highly unique goods that are built to last generations, […]