The toxicity of the framing industry and how to make a better choice when framing art and photos   

Apr 02, 2024

I recently got a new place in LA and have been decorating it from scratch creating a lovely vibe and non-toxic environment. There is consideration going into everything I’ve been putting in my apartment. So far I have a new air purifier, water filter and organic plants. To liven the place up I got three of my Australian art pieces framed to place in my living room and bedroom. I am always on the lookout to support small local businesses as this helps to keep the community thriving.

I picked Frame & Art Dept in Hermosa Beach because they are a family-owned shop featuring a variety of ready-made & custom frames, plus artwork & regular events. They also can use raw wood with no stains that comes from local sources rather than wood from china which has chenicals, primers and gesso. This is not only toxic for the environment, especially with shipping from china, but also toxic for you to breathe in your home. 

Formaldehyde serves as a common binding agent in composite wood products due to its cost-effectiveness and efficacy. Nonetheless, airborne formaldehyde levels exceeding 0.1 ppm may lead to symptoms such as watery eyes, eye, nose, and throat irritation, coughing, wheezing, skin irritation, and nausea. Additionally, prolonged exposure to formaldehyde has been linked to an increased risk of cancer. It has also been shown that exposure to formaldehyde can cause cancer.

All the work is done in house so when you finally hang your pieces you can feel really good about an ethical environmentally friendly choice!

Their framing store is family-owned and operated and has been delivering the finest quality custom framing in the South Bay area since 1984. Whether you need that one piece of artwork for your home or office, they can find what's right for your space. They specialize in several art and framing fields including custom plaques, memorabilia framing, sports framing, digital printing service, custom mirrors and they do all their work in-house.

So stop by today and have your memories and art framed for a lifetime. You Name It, They Frame It!

Please share this with anyone who lives in the Bay Area in LA. I want to spread the good word for them!  

You could also get gift cards for people as everyone loves preserving keepsakes. Send a gift card to your friends and family so they can print, frame, and display their memories. 



Address: 950 Aviation Boulevard, Hermosa Beach, California 90254, United States

Phone: 310-374-6900

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