Sustainability Takes Center Stage
Sustainability stories have been taking center stage in the home furnishing industry! But what exactly does that mean? Sustainability is the balance between the environment, equity and economy.
Photo Courtesy of: Evan Gray Design @evangraydesign | Photo Features: Brook 4 Door Sideboard
A number of sustainability initiatives, both on-going and new, are being implemented by the furniture and furnishings industry. Organizations such as the American Home Furnishing Association (AHFA), the Business and Institutional Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) and the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) have brought together their membership of manufacturers, retailers, designers, suppliers and others, to develop programs to measure and improve environmental performance, as well as begin communication of results to consumers.
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Photo Features: Tamas Mirror
Cut sections of thick teak root give the Tamas Made Goods mirror its drama. The slightly whitewashed material creates a frame that is bold and aggressive that doubles as a conversation-starting art piece. The reflected branches create depth, making the border appear twice as deep.
Photo Features: Dana Pendant | Dugan Centerpiece
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Photo Features: Rosette Standard Pillowcase Set | Rosette Quilt
With a GOTS certified factory in India, the supply chain for Lazybones textiles must be compliant to a high-level of environmental and social criteria. GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standard and it is an international standard for textiles made with organic fibres.
Photo Features: Euro Rosette Pillow | Rosette Standard Pillowcase | Rosette Quilt
The majority of Lazybones garments and bedding are made using sustainable fabrics. Whether that be fair trade organic cotton or soft linens, they aim to source quality fabrics that won’t cost the earth… literally. No pesticides, insecticides or herbicides and no genetic modification (GMO) are ever used in Laybones products. By using botanical and biological ways to control pests and weeds less harm is done to farmers and workers, to end consumers and to the entire eco-system.
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Whether you're luxuriously old fashioned, or a bit modern with traditional values, BOBO can help you rediscover the hidden treasures once lost in the modern age. Because at Bobo, they believe every home, every object, and every space tells an intriguing story.
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As more and more manufacturers are making sure their furnishings are made and distributed in ways that protect our planet. By taking immediate steps to minimize carbon emissions, waste stream pollutants, un-recyclable content and primary materials from unsustainable sources, we are proud to offer these products and companies to you during your search for healthy, pro-planet furnishings.