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Learn more about the 200-plus businesses who help protect and preserve our environment by participating in the Green Business Partnership. Click on a business name (below) to read more details. Narrow down your search by using the dropdown menu to select businesses by category or by choosing a letter from the alphabet.

Sharper Than New

Sharper Than New is based on the belief that our customers' happiness and satisfaction with work we do, are of the utmost importance. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.''Owner, Krystina will restore your blades while removing no more metal than necessary. She sharpens with the Wicked Edge Professional Sharpener, a Swedish made water cooled wet-stone grinder (to protect the temper of the blades) and, then hones with fine abrasives.

As a green business partner, Sharper Than New has made a commitment to the environment.'The sharpening studio uses repurposed and reused items such as: furniture, mirrors, cabinets, tables, fabric, and carpet rugs.'From a cleaning aspect, green cleaning and natural products are used throughout the studio.'Owner, Krystina also uses natural knife cleaning products, like Worcestershire sauce, to restore brass knife rivets.'Shaper Than New influences their dealer supply chain by requesting that their retail knives fromW'sthof are shipped using less plastic packaging and reusable boxes., For customers, sharpened knives are returned in a unique packaging.'Ends of the knives are placed in recycled wine corks and then wrapped in recycled brown wine bags.'The knives are also placed in reusable bags from GBPWhole Foods.'Not only does this eliminate unnecessary waste, but also ensures safe handling of the knives., Giving back to the community is an important part of Sharper Than New's sustainability program.'They donate 100% in-kind services to Mote Marine Laboratory and GBP All-Faiths Food Bank's Cooking Matters Program., Sharper'Than New can be'found'at theSarasota Farmers Market every Saturday from 7 am - 1 pm.
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