Defining "Second Quality"

What does "Second Quality" mean?

The Juliska brand produces an artisanal product line and no two items are ever identical, even in a first quality piece. 

Due to the artisanal nature of our production, we normally reject 10-30% of finished goods. These rejections, if minor, become fully functional "second quality" products that we sell exclusively through our Factory Outlet Store. 

A "second" would be an item that has a cosmetic defect or a flaw. Never a chip, crack, tear or sharp edges. We do not offer any second quality items where functionality has been compromised. 

Please see the below product line specifics for clarification:

  • "Second Quality" ceramics will have a slight cosmetic flaw like minor color/shape variations or glazed pinholes. 

  • "Second Quality" wood/resin products will have a slight cosmetic flaw like minor color/shape variations, knots that are not perfectly smooth, or small gaps between the resin and wood. 

  • "Second Quality" glassware will have a slight cosmetic flaw like minor bubbles, slight color/shape or applied decoration variations. No flaws compromise the functionality. 

  • "Second Quality" linens will have a slight cosmetic flaw like minor sizing or color (dye lot) variation.

First Quality Retired

  • Occasionally we include "First Quality" products that have been retired (discontinued).  These products would carry all first quality expectations you can find on www.juliska.com.  All purchases from the Juliska Factory Outlet are final sale including these first quality pieces.