Sustainable & eco-friendly furniture has become very popular over the years for not just the environmentally conscious consumer. Sustainable furniture is furniture produced from recycled items, recycled textiles, and reused materials. Currently, most furniture is created from chipboard and fiberboard which is comprised of formaldehyde-based resin and several synthetic materials. By using eco-friendly materials, the amount of toxins circulated throughout your home are reduced. Furthermore, durability seems to be a consistent message across the board when it comes to sustainable furniture. Using sustainable and eco-friendly materials is not just good for the environment but ensures the longevity of the furniture. Here are 5 sustainable and eco-friendly furniture brands to shop from to join in on the sustainable furniture trend that we do not seeing going away anytime soon.
Avocado is a one stop shop for all your sustainable mattress and bedroom needs with all products made in the USA. Their Eco Wood Furniture Collection is made from reclaimed wood and all eco-friendly materials. “As members of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, Avocado uses ‘Solid Douglas Fir which is “rescued” from local sources in California, with all of its rich character, blemishes, and nail holes carefully smoothed and plainly on display. We do not use MDF or particle board. The result is a substantial, heirloom-quality piece of furniture that is enhanced, never diminished, with life’s little dings and scratches.’”
The Block Nomad Sofa Sectional from Burrow is the perfect combination of sleek and sustainable. The fabric is made from upcycled materials and the wood is sourced from responsibly managed forests. The fabric is also free of dangerous formaldehydes and has zero chemical additives or treatments. “’Our primary goal at Burrow is to end the compromise between quality and convenience. We create furniture that makes life easier with our easy-to-move modular design; but also furniture that will stand the test of time both in terms of style and durability.” – Stephen Kul, CEO.’
West Elm is a commonly known brand around the USA but did you know that they have a line of sustainably sourced products? All the wood used in this line are sustainably sourced and FSC certified. ‘West Elm, “Prioritizes responsible sourcing. That means more recycled, upcycled & FSC®-certified—and less waste.’” This wall desk is perfect for the remote worker!
Medley takes pride in their sustainability efforts and eco-friendly furniture. All their items are made in the USA and are made from upcycled and organic materials. ‘Medley is committed to, “using domestically sourced, kiln-dried alder hardwood for their furniture frames, and solid walnut and maple for tables and other hard goods. It always comes from FSC-certified forests. Their wool is always sustainably sourced and cruelty-free. It’s also Oeko-Tex 100 Certified.’” This beautiful coffee table from Medley has a sophisticated and durable design that will last a lifetime.
Loomy designs and manufactures rugs made for people with real lives. Loomy chooses natural, recycled, and eco-friendly man-made materials, instead of plastics that circulate toxic chemicals into your home. Like Medley, Loomy uses Oeko-Tex certified materials. Loomy additionally has a line of outdoor rugs that are recycled from plastic water bottles. Another eco-friendly feature is Loomy rugs are 100% biodegradable at the end of their use. This stunning rug is plant-based, pet friendly, and handwoven.
Furthermore, natural materials like bamboo, rattan, and seagrass are excellent sustainable materials for furniture. Check out our blog post of 5 rattan furniture ideas for your home.