Inspired by nature, The Bark House® handcrafts beautiful wall coverings for interior and exterior design solutions from recycled tree bark. The products express their rich heritage of artisan craftsmanship and form an authentic connection between nature, individuals, and the built environment.
Bark House products are created using appropriately handled, locally sourced natural materials; they biodegrade cleanly at the end of their lifecycle. This methodology has a lighter impact on the earth and creates a sustainable top-line model. The result is honest delivery in beautiful high design. All Bark House products are made in Western North Carolina by Highland Craftsmen Inc.
Highland Craftsmen Inc, the makers of Bark House, began manufacturing their nationally acclaimed Bark House shingles in 1990 and didn’t stop there. Today, they offer a full line of architectural elements for both inside and outside. From the beginning their mission has been to minimize the impact of construction by harmonizing with nature. They are members of the USGBC and have attained Cradle to Cradle certification on their Bark House Poplar Bark Siding. Their facility is state of the art and specifically designed for the manufacturing of Bark House materials and products. They have dedicated kilns for the drying of bark shingles and others for their interior elements. Their warehouse is climate controlled and maintains appropriate moisture levels while products await shipment. And, they have an exclusive 5-point quality control program to ensure their clients enjoy the full benefits that their bark house shingles offer.
Highland Craftsmen embodies sustainability as a company. They work to create a near zero waste facility with scraps from their operation being given to the city for use as mulch. No water is used to manufacture their products and any energy they consume is offset with renewable energy credits. They have been a B Corp Certified Company since 2008, with 12 Best For The World Awardsand have the singular distinction of having a Cradle to Cradle Certified™ PLATINUM Product.