All Pad Outdoor products are made in Los Angeles. They are as conscientiously made as we can manage. The main material, aluminum, is one of the most recyclable materials in the world. In fact there is a good chance that recycled soda cans have found their way back into the raw material from which our planters are made. The spinning process, by which they are formed, requires only electricity and manpower and yields no non-recyclable waste product. The powder coating paint process is nontoxic and RoHS compliant. All the factories that make PAD products pay their workers living wages.
These factors add to the PAD Outdoor story of a company that tries hard to do things the right way, but the main plot line to our story is that we design beautiful products that sell well wherever they have been shown... and we are just getting started.
The spinning process, by which Pad products are formed, requires only electricity and manpower and yields no non-recyclable waste product. Each pot is hand-crafted to perfection in Los Angeles, CA.
Watch A Clip
Pre punched aluminum disks are formed over spinning wood and steel tools. Friction creates all the heat that is needed to make the metal pliable enough to be worked into a new shape. You can see the craftsmen pushing the material along the form to make a PAD Pod planter.
Once the shaping is complete, a sanding pad is used to smooth the surface of the aluminum before the part is removed from the tool.
The next step is to apply the color. PAD Pods are powder coated. Negatively charged dry pigment particles are attracted to the grounded metal parts. You can see these particles spraying from the operators gun and sticking to the Pod planters.
Once the Pods are coated they are then baked at high heat where the dry powder melts and hardens creating a beautiful and durable finish.
Once your order is placed, it will ship from our LA warehouse within 1-4 business days depending availability. You will be notified via email, along with a UPS tracking number or expected ship date.
We do not ship to APO or PO Boxes due to UPS shipping restrictions.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for expedited / international shipping information.
RETURNS & EXCHANGES
We are happy to exchange items within 15 days of purchase for store credit or exchange only. We cannot offer refunds. Please ensure items show no signs of use.
All exchanges sent back to PAD Outdoor must be accompanied with a receipt or original packing slip. Please contact email@example.com to request your Return Authorization number.
PAD Outdoor is not responsible for any damage that occurs when return shipping so we strongly encourage you to pack the items well and ship via a trackable carrier. Please note shipping costs are non-refundable.
Any damage upon shipping must be reported to PAD Outdoor within 5 days via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A photo is necessary to reship your product.