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Made with Integrity

Recycled glass awards from Rivanna Natural Designs

meaningful work

We began in 2001 a simple mission: to create living-wage jobs in our community for recently-arrived refugees. We didn't set out to make awards, but after a customer asked for awards, we went boldly forward. Recognition plaques and awards are not only a pleasure to give and receive they are a joy to design, craft, and prepare.  

FSC certified awards from Rivanna Natural Designs

opportunities to thrive

Our customers are our greatest inspiration and key partners in our design process. With their input and support, we've developed new products, honed our manufacturing skills, and enhanced our production and service delivery to meet the high bar that they themselves have set for environmental and social performance. 

“I have come to believe that our innate purpose is nothing more than to be the greatest version of ourselves. It is a process of refinement, improvement, and enhancement.
When you are aligned with this process and living your purpose, you have the potential of creating something amazing.”  
―  Steve Mariboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience