The Full Story
As an American-made and family-owned company, Cambria is committed to the well-being of their customers, their team, their community, and the environment. They take concrete steps in transportation, water usage, power generation, lighting design, tooling, and materials to help safeguard the land and its people for generations to come.
Cambria is privileged to work with quartz, a unique and precious resource. This drives their sustainability efforts—informing their processes, infusing their products, and shaping their environmental and community stewardship. Beginning in their company-owned mine and continuing through processing, they employ sustainable best practices in their operations and encourage their partners to do the same.
For Cambria, protecting the environment is second nature. In 2018, Cambria acquired its own quartz mine, which yields some of the highest-quality quartz found on Earth. The mine possesses a quartz supply sustainable for hundreds of years.
By mining quartz particles through crushed stone, versus extracting full slabs from the Earth, Cambria is able to leave a smaller, greener footprint, because it allows for a better yield per extraction and has less waste. And, to minimize disruption to the environment, mining sites are backfilled and the land restored after the quartz is extracted.
Ownership of the mine ensures Cambria’s continuous access to some of the purest-quality quartz with a rare level of depth and clarity. Cambria is now in full control of every step of the process, including meticulous quartz procurement, inspection, and quality checks at the mine itself. The newfound opportunity to handpick the perfect quartz at the mine will influence the innovation seen in future Cambria designs.
Cambria works only with quartz. Quartz is one of the hardest minerals on Earth. Because of its strength and abundance, quartz is a popular and reliable choice for countertops.