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The Green Materialist


(415) 606-1909

Berkeley, CA

The Green Materialist is a collaboration between friends and colleagues: Rachelle Padgett, interior designer, and Katie Bachner, green building consultant. We met at a conference in 2016, and became fast friends through our shared passions for sustainability, nature and art. In the spring of 2018, we decided two heads are better than one, and started a partnership to bring the deepest level of environmental awareness to our shared clients.

We are a green materials consultancy in concert with an established interior design practice. We bring you specifications, from your framing to your floor to your furniture, that tread lightly on the earth and are kind to their makers and users. We ask tough questions of manufacturers and deeply assess the components that make up your home. With our help, you can rest assured you’ve made the healthiest choices for you and your family (including the four-legged members, too!).

We present our research in language that is clear and comprehensible.

Concern for environmental and human health is deeply ingrained in each of us. Climate change is a fact. Cancer touches ones we love. Asthma and allergies are exponentially on the rise. We know that the built environment is the single biggest contributing factor to these seismic shifts we have experienced in our lifetimes. Conscientious sourcing is the way forward, and the call to action is now.

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