Verve Culture

Bring Home The World

Who They Are

Mother and daughter team, Jacquie Lewis and Jules Vertrees, have worked together in the gift industry for over 20 years. When Sarah Laping joined, their three-generation, women-owned team really took shape. They’ve learned to strengthen their relationship as family members and business partners, and their commitment to living life to the fullest can be witnessed in their product selection, business practices, and overall brand.

As a family, Sarah, Jules, and Jacquie have always been interested in travel. They’re obsessed with experiencing new cultures: the food, customs, and activities let them in on the secrets and histories of other communities across the globe. Through Verve Culture, this Boomer, X’er and Millenial team hope to bring the richness of travel to others, whether they help you relive a memory of a past trip, or have your first taste of a new culture. By supporting artisanal craftsmanship and cultural traditions, Verve Culture is helping to preserve the richness of community traditions for future generations.

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Why We Like Them

Verve Culture has chosen the artisan touch over mass produced, basic items. Each of their products is handcrafted to preserve the cultural integrity of each item, supporting traditional production and artisans within different communities. Want to know more about who makes their products? We’ve got you. For example – each of their blown glass items are made by Javier H. Guiterrez Espinosa and his team in Mexico. When he was 22 years old, he came across a closed glass factory, convincing the owners to reopen it. After a year of work, he was able to pay for the land and factory, leading to his own glass blowing business. His team (including his sons) creates beautiful pieces that serve traditional purposes, while experimenting with new colors and ideas. Each item from Verve has similar story, supporting handmade items and real people. 

However, Verve Culture doesn’t stop with the people–each item they make is created with the planet in mind. By utilizing materials like recycled aluminum, recycled iron, plant based fibers, organic food ingredients, and recycled hand blown glass, Verve Culture is closing the loop. Reclaimed and recycled materials are key to ensuring minimal impact for each product made.

  • Family Business
  • Sustainable Lifestyle
    Sustainable Lifestyle
  • Vegan
  • Safe & Fair Labor
    Safe and Fair Labor
  • Handmade
  • BPA Free
    BPA Free
  • Low Impact Dyes
    Low Impact Dyes
  • Recycled Glass
    Recycled Glass
  • Recycled Aluminum
    Recycled Aluminum

This product is made by a family-owned business. EarthHero loves to support and empower businesses built around strong family values. 

This product helps promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Whether it encourages re-use and the movement away from disposable products, or it promotes sustainable actions like recycling and composting, this product can help you lower your environmental footprint.

This product does not contain any animal products or byproducts, and has not been tested on animals.

We support safe and fair labor practices when producing sustainable products. This company cares for their workers by fostering a safe work environment and providing their employees with fair wage.

We support small businesses and craftspeople who create each of their products with care. Handmade products are generally produced on a small scale, without the use of large energy consuming factories and production facilities. Buying handmade helps support art, communities, and people’s livelihoods.

Products that are labeled as BPA free do not contain Bisphenol A, a chemical commonly found in plastic products. Studies on BPA exposure have shown that high levels of BPA could lead to hormone disruption, effects on behavior and brain function, reproductive problems, breast cancer, heart disease, infertility, and more.

Companies can adopt multiple practices to dye their textiles and products in a more environmentally safe way. Low impact dyes usually do not contain toxins such as heavy metals, plasticizers, fluorocarbons, and formaldehyde. Sustainable dyes can also be water or plant based, or use less water than conventional dyeing methods.

Items made from recycled glass are generally made from bottles and other containers which are collected in recycling programs throughout the world. This recycled glass is taken to a facility where it’s sorted by color, cleaned, broken down, and melted. This new glass can be molded into any shape to be reused for new products. Glass can be recycled almost infinitely without losing quality, and recycling glass keeps waste out of the landfill while lowering the resources and energy used to create new objects.

Recycling scrap aluminum uses just 5% of the energy required to create virgin aluminum. When first-time aluminum is manufactured, the extraction, transportation, and processing required uses large amounts of energy, emits CO2, and degrades the natural environment due to deforestation and mining. Recycling aluminum not only reduces these harmful consequences, but also decreases the amount of aluminum taking up space in landfills. Best of all, aluminum maintains the same properties each time it is recycled, so it can be transformed into new materials indefinitely.

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