It was November of 2020 and we'd just spent the last month trying to produce our first run of products from our garages. It turns out home woodshops are great for small projects and Sterrible for manufacturing.
We searched high and low throughout San Diego in the middle of covid and got lucky. The perfect space was located just a mile away in our home neighborhood of Hillcrest.
Just a week and a half later, we had the keys to our new place and our woodshop buildout was underway.
Modern Botanical's woodshop and manufacturing space is centrally located in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego.
We've had the opportunity to work with and offer employment to neighbors and community members as well as have access to a variety of small businesses we now call friends.
The decision to keep production local always felt right. Maintaining values of quality, community, and social responsibility have always meant a lot to our team.
Manufacturing from our own woodshop has allowed us to remain nimble and build a team we're excited to grow around.
In addition to local production of our frames, we also have access to responsibly sourced US lumber which brings quality and peace of mind to every propagation frame we make.