When it comes to furniture, most people prefer to choose solid wood. The reason is the strength, unique texture, timeless beauty, and most importantly a connection with nature that stays with you for generations. But unfortunately, the high demand for wooden furniture is contributing to increasing carbon footprints. It’s therefore important to give back to society and help maintain this balance.
How about furniture that not just looks good, but also makes you feel good every time you use it? If you feel yes, then sustainable furniture is the way to go. Although sustainable furniture might not be the first choice for many people, it is definitely the next big thing in the coming future. In this blog, we are going to look at the things to consider while you buy eco-friendly furniture.
Look for the material that is-
Renewable – Fabrics like natural cotton, wool or linen are eco-friendly solutions to the growing threat of climate change.
Contributes to Low-Waste– Products made from recycled wood helps minimize the amount of solid waste that is disposed of in landfill.
Non-Toxic– Products that are GreenGuard Certified assures that it contains materials with low chemical emission, which makes it safer for your family.
Responsibly-Sourced- The FSC® (FSC-C095259) certified furniture along with the PEFC certificates (SCS-PEFC-COC-003290) assures that the wood is ethically sourced from legal forests. FSC®-certified products are available upon request.
Low Carbon Footprints- Furniture that is reusable, recyclable, or biodegradable can help us lower our carbon footprints on the planet.
Longevity– Since furniture is mostly a long-term investment, ask yourself a question: will you love the design a few years from now? If yes, then you should definitely go ahead with the decision of buying it. After all, any piece of furniture is not just a utility, it’s an experience that one cherishes for a lifetime.
Eco-friendly packaging- Using eco-friendly packaging methods are also part of producing sustainable furniture. Look for the manufacturers that transport their goods in recyclable and reusable packaging.
Together let’s minimize the carbon footprints and contribute in creating a healthier and sustainable future for coming generations.