Whether you’ve just moved into a new, unfurnished apartment or are looking to redecorate your current living space, you’re going to have to do some furniture shopping. And while redecorating can be exciting, finding eco-friendly furniture can be tricky.
Fast furniture is like fast fashion. It’s mass-produced, uses non-durable materials, and ships in a snap, fueling the fast-paced consumer model we’re used to. So the question is, how can we avoid fast furniture while still creating a space we love?
Thrift stores are a great place to look for second-hand options that can be repurposed or recycled, but the selection can be limited. This is where eco-friendly furniture companies come in. From sustainably made dining sets to sofas, these furniture brands have everything you’ll need to redecorate, while keeping the planet in mind.
8 eco-friendly furniture brands
Sabai is your go-to for living room seating, offering sectionals, loveseats, ottomans and more. You can customize the new furniture in your home: Each piece is made to order. Sustainable materials include recycled velvet, recycled polyester and FSC-certified wood.
All furniture is ethically made in North Carolina, with 90% locally sourced materials, within 100 miles of production. Sabai even offers refurbished used furniture and replacement components to repair damaged furniture, so you don’t have to buy new.
You guessed it: Avocado Mattress sells mattresses. But wait, there’s more. You can also get everything you need for your bedroom, including bed frames, dressers, and even dog beds.
Avocado is a B Corporation certified company, offering climate neutral furniture made with GOTS organic and FSC certified wood. The company is also fair trade certified.
The Citizenry features handmade furniture from artisans around the world. Each item is handcrafted with limited availability to reduce production waste and increase individuality.
Citizenship is committed to offering fair wages and safe working conditions to artisans. With partners in Ghana, Turkey, Japan, India and more, the brand offers ethically made furniture across the globe, right at your fingertips.
4. Brentwood House
Whether you need a new bed frame or furniture for your child’s bedroom, Brentwood Home has you covered. The brand uses certified organic latex, cotton, wood, and natural flax and coconut fibers.
To create sustainable textiles, he uses recycled denim scraps, recycled plastics and polyesters made from wood pulp. With a mission to not only use more natural or recycled materials, but also to use less energy and create less waste, Brentwood Home prioritizes sustainability.
5. Trade made
Although Made Trade is not a furniture company, it Is offer eco-responsible furniture brands belonging to BIPOC! Take Masaya & Co., a furniture brand that offers products that are handmade with naturally harvested wood. And for every product sold, this company plants 100 trees in Nicaragua to fight deforestation.
Other sustainable furniture brands featured on Made Trade include Emeco and KAZI. And consumers can even buy based on their value; you can customize your search to buy vegan, sustainable, recycled or fair trade products.
The goal of this brand is to create “earthly” products and embrace sustainability. Abc Carpet & Home is committed to using non-toxic materials from responsible sources.
The brand recycles and even revives vintage products like rugs, furniture and lighting. It’s also energy-conscious with products made locally within 600 miles of New York City.
Greenington offers everything related to bamboo. From bamboo bookcases to bamboo media consoles, you’ll find everything your home needs.
Greenington prioritizes selective harvesting so that no waste is created – 100% of harvested bamboo material is used, including sawdust. Plus, Greenington recognizes that bamboo is more durable than oak, so your furniture will last.
8. Wise rest
Savvy Rest offers organic, non-toxic sofas, mattresses and platform beds. The company is B Corp certified and a member of the Carbon Fund to help with reforestation near the Mississippi River, working to restore wildlife habitats.
To bring the furniture to life, Savvy Rest uses organic cotton, natural coconut fibers, organic kapok, natural wood, and more. Plus, Savvy Rest even has a mattress recycling program because mattresses are difficult to recycle and often release toxins when sent to landfill.
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