An appreciation for the arts and the Eastworks’ supportive creative community weighed significantly in Michelle’s decision to move Z Wraps’ production to Easthampton.
Their new home is sandwiched between a photo-studio and a makerspace. While day-to-day production involves a lot of folding, packaging, and counting, this all happens amidst NEPR podcasts, team lunches in their 1950s diner booth, and laughs.
Sometimes, randomly, the large, rotary-dial, payphone on their wall will ring, startling everyone. Though it looks out of service, if answered, real people are on-the-line looking for city services (they’re still not sure how or why). In the corner, there is a box of off-cut Z Wrap-scraps for employees to take home and compost or use as fire-starter in the winter.
The coolest thing by far... is the kids’ nook set up with beanbag and books for employee emergencies; parents who might need to bring kids to work with them, can. Pretty neat huh?!
When asked to describe her team, Michelle answered: “We’re all here working together with belief in our product and a passion for sharing it.”
All in all, Z Wraps seems to fit perfectly into the humble authenticity that is Easthampton.
Media Manager & Photographer at Z Wraps