At Dust City Designs, we always strive to be as eco-friendly as possible with our products. From our Wood Stickers, all the way to the shipping box, we try to make our impact as little as possible. The vinyl sticker industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that is a massive contributor to the micro plastic tragedy that is plaguing our waterways and environment.
Paper Fashion Show™ is an all-volunteer organized and run event, supporting 501c3 non profit, The One Club For Creativity andDenver and Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA), a non-profit organization providing free after-school arts programs for urban youth, ages 3 to 17. Combining art and technology, DAVA programs emphasize innovation, problem-solving, and connection to community. While arts education can connect to careers in the arts, at DAVA they do much more. Their unique approach results in students not only gaining skills in art, but also valuable education, job, and social skills in preparation for a wide range of life aspirations.
Since its inception, the Paper Fashion Show™ has raised over $58,000 for DAVA.
The Zion National Park Forever Project engages in collaborative efforts with federal agencies, gateway communities, and guests to create connections to the Greater Zion Landscape that will lead to lifelong stewardship. We were so excited to work with this non-profit organization to create custom wood stickers featuring some of the main geological characteristics of the park!
Dust City has partnered with Realtree to bring outdoor enthusiasts wood stickers! Realtree has become known as one of the largest, most respected names in the outdoor industry, and now they offer wood stickers. Being the world's leading camouflage, Realtree is licensed by over 1,500 manufacturers of thousands of outdoor and lifestyle products. In addition, they are committed to supporting individuals and groups that work to ensure our outdoor heritage, the conservation of natural places, and the wildlife that resides there.
SEA LION CAVES
The Sea Lion Caves is America's largest sea cave as identified by the Guinness Book of World Records. It is the year round home of the Steller Sea Lion. The Stellar sea lion, also known as the northern sea lion, is the largest member of the sea lion family. You can see these majestic beauties in their natural habitat dwelling in the formation of the cavern that began about 25 million years ago. Am It now soars to the height of a 12- story building and stretched the length of a football field. Sea lions aren't the only wild animal you will see there, the natural amphitheater is also the home to other marine life and shore creatures!
The cavern walls are painted with natural mineral stains like Lichens, and algae that create colorful greens, pinks, purples, tans, and reds that form on the rough surfaces. the sea level portion of this cave and sea cliff rocks just outside the cave have become, over the centuries, the only known mainland rookery or "breeding area" of the Steller Sea Lion, and to lesser extent, the California sea lion. The Cave vicinity is home to several other animals including bats, pigeon guillemots, cormorants, gulls, orcas, gray whales, humpback whales, harbor seals, California sea lions, bald eagles, mountain lions, black bear, elk, deer, chipmunks, gray squirrels, owls, common murre, tufted puffin, marbled murrelet, black oystercatcher, anklets, sandpiper, dunlin, whimbrel, snowy plover, osprey, killdeer, and numerous ducks and geese. Many seabird species are endemic and found nowhere else, except along the Oregon Coast.
Sea Lion Caves Fun Facts
Cave Formed 25 million years ago
Cave is made of Basalt Rock
The largest Sea Cave in the America's
Height: equivalent to a 12 story building
Length of a football field
Elevator access since 1961
Discovered in 1880 by Captain William Cox
The elevator capacity is twenty-three passengers
The elevator descends a total of 208 feet
The elevator speed is 250 feet per minute
The elevator accommodates about 400 people per hour
A life-size sculpture by Ken Scott was built and commissioned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Sea Lion Caves. Sea Lion Family was publicly dedicated in 1982 and has an adult bull male, an adult female, and a young pup sea lion, sunning themselves on the rocks. Coming in at 1,500 pounds, the sculpture was likely the largest cast bronze sculpture in Oregon at the time.
Sea lions, seals and walruses are marine mammals belonging to an order, or group, called pinnipeds, which means fin-footed or wing-footed. At the Sea Lion Caves you can find the encased specimen pictured on the right on display at Sea Lion Caves was prepared and is on permanent loan from Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. The animal was a 3 year old female Steller Sea Lion, found with a fatal gun shot wound near Newport, Oregon. She was over 7 feet long and weighed 327 pounds.
The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show reflects upon southeast Alaska’s rich logging history, and Dust City has paired with the show to offer visitors real wood stickers! World champion athletes wearing spiked boots & hard hats compete in 12 athletic events that utilize seven-pound axes, six-foot razor sharp saws, tree climbing gaffs, and souped up chainsaws. A prime destination for cruises, Ketchikan offers riveting, hands-on experiences for all ages!
SF Mercantile, a distributor passionate about creating unique mementos, has teamed up with Dust City Designs to bring Wood Stickers to gift shops across California. Featuring a bear designed by local artist Ethel Martinez, these stickers are sure to remind shoppers of their favorite times in "The Golden State".
Invented by our founder, Josh Glisan, Wood Stickers are an environmentally friendly & biodegradable alternative to the traditional sticker. Our Wood Stickers are the only sustainably sourced, biodegradable, flexible, and made in America Wood Stickers available on the market. With his background in Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering, Josh had one goal in mind- he just wanted to build stuff and leave a sustainable foot print!