Independent Framing is a custom framing studio located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, right next to the Arts District.
We understand the necessity of being environmentally conscious and responsible. That’s why all of our wood comes from sustainable active and controlled reforestation programs and we recycle any and all framing materials we don’t use and always use recycled and sustainable framing materials whenever possible.
We think this is how custom framing should be… we hope you feel the same way.
Q. 'In what year did you start your business? Tell us about your company history?
A. We started in 2014. We have 3-4 employees. We work primarily with artist and galleries in the Los Angeles area. We've done some work for museums too.
Q. What type of business do you operate — what do you sell, or what services do you provide and to whom?
A. We do custom fine art framing. We are as eco-friendly as possible with all of the work that we do. We recycle everything and we use only the highest quality wood from sustainable sources with full reforestation programs. We work mostly with artist and galleries. We also offer a free gallery delivery service.
Q. What led you to work in this field?
A. I always loved art. Framing is just an extension of that. I didn't like the way the current framing scene was. There is a lot of waste and a lot of bad and damaging products. By using eco friendly products and services I can try to change the industry and build awareness for artist and galleries who are used to doing things the old way.
Q. What is the goal of your business at an ecological level, what are you trying to achieve?
A. I am trying to raise awareness for artist and galleries and show them that they can still have the highest quality archival framing without the damaging chemicals or using wood that comes from unsustainable forest resources. I also want to change the framing industry using technology. I do everything I can to reduce my carbon footprint and reduce the amount of paper waster as well.
Q. What are your plans for the future of your company?
A. To expand to additional markets and cities and continue to change the framing industry. I will also be developing a blog for the art and framing industry and show how things can be done in a more sustainable and eco-friendly way.