This handsome frameless chalkboard with a wooden chalk tray is both self-standing and hangable. The modest size allows it to sit on a desk or hang on a wall without taking up too much real estate, yet it’s a useful place to jot notes, reminders, or a favorite quote.
The set includes a black chalkboard, 1 white stick of chalk (made out of sea scallops), 1 eraser (made from recycled plastic).
The Japanese manufacturer of the chalkboard has this to say about its policy of hiring employees with intellectual disabilities:
“Our company is guided by the philosophy that everyone, regardless of ability, can find happiness and satisfaction through their work. In 1960 we hired our first 2 employees with intellectual disabilities. Since then we have adapted our manufacturing methods and work environment so we can continue to hire employees with different abilities.
Currently 70% of our employees have intellectual disabilities. We all work together in a cooperative space where hourglasses replace clocks and measuring and testing devices have been designed especially for the needs of our employees. We are committed to enhancing our customers’ creative experience while engaging in earth friendly manufacturing and empowering people with disabilities. Our goal is to have 100 employees with disabilities by the year 2030.”
Blackboard: 11 ¾" W x H 8 ¼" H x 1 ⅛" D