The products professionals use
Sage wood fiber cutting surfaces and tools are the same boards that have been used in professional kitchens for more than 50 years. All Sage products are manufactured in Seattle by established food-industry leader, Read Products. The 1962 introduction of Read Woodfiber Laminate® Cutting Boards, Bakery Table Tops and Stirring Tools changed the commercial food service industry by creating long-lasting, durable, hygienic and eco-friendly products for commercial food preparation.
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is a non-profit organization that promotes environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically viable forestry practices.
Products made from wood and labeled with an FSC® Chain-Of-Custody (COC) certification number can be tracked back to the forest where the wood was grown and harvested under the FSC’s strict guidelines.
Because the material is extremely dense, Sage Culinary Surfaces can be less than half the thickness of solid wood or plastic boards.
Sage Surfaces & Sage Cook Tools are made from READ Woodfiber Laminate®, a panel material comprised of Woodfiber sheets that are saturated with plastic resin and heat-pressed. Since wood fiber can be obtained from wood that is too small for the lumber industry, there is less impact on natural whole-wood resources.
Sage Culinary Surfaces & Sage Cook Tools are made to last a lifetime! They will far outlast wood, bamboo, cork, and plastic.
Sage Culinary Surfaces are available in Natural and Slate; Sage Cook Tools are available in Natural. No dyes have been added to the natural color. When new, the surface is a natural, light tone; with age and use, it will darken to rich, reddish-brown. To create the Slate color, dye is added to the wood fiber early in the process. No dye is ever added to the resin.
Sage does more than offer sustainable, environmentally friendly products. We also donate one percent of our gross sales to 1% For The Planet. Sage’s contributions are earmarked for planting new trees and education on how to take care of our planet.
Read sources raw materials from within a 30-mile radius of its Seattle location. Most waste generated in manufacturing has other uses. Sawdust is taken to a local composting plant. Material too small for cutting surfaces is used to make even smaller products for other industries, so very little actually ends up in the landfill. Read implements ideas wherever possible that will reduce its carbon footprint.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) is an independent non-profit organization that promotes environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically viable forestry practices. Today, 136 million hectares, distributed over 80 countries, are FSC® Certified.
Since 1944, NSF® International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has been committed to making the world a safer place for consumers. NSF® is the world leader in standard development, product certification, education, and risk-management for public health and safety.
1% for the Planet exists to build and support an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. Since 2002, 1% for the Planet has inspired members of the business community to contribute 1% of sales to environmental groups around the world. Contributions from Sage are specifically earmarked for the planting of new trees and education on how to take care of our planet.
Sage Culinary Surfaces and Tools are built to the highest standards of quality. At each stage of the manufacturing process, superior workmanship ensures consistently well-made products. Read Products confidently offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Sage Smart Culinary Surfaces and Sage Cook Tools are dishwasher-safe. Because they are non-porous, they will not harbor bacteria and can also be simply wiped clean using a dishcloth or sponge with any mild and environmentally friendly cleaning product. An occasional application of mineral oil will enhance the color, if desired.