Going green in 2023

Going green in ‘23

This year we have a new goal to aim towards which is to become more eco friendly. This means we are aiming to make all of our products eco friendly and drive our business towards sustainability. We will achieve this by reducing our carbon footprint by sourcing materials supplied by green businesses.

Going green means we will aim to reduce our waste and produce products that are good for the environment. We believe this is an important aspiration due to the current damage we all do to our planet. We have to start somewhere to make a change, we also hope that this may influence others. We are helping conserve the environment and by purchasing our “green” products customers will be part of making this vital change.

Why we want to go green

We strongly believe we need to make a change as people to help improve the damage we do to the planet, every person will help so us starting will have a positive impact. By going green we are helping to fight against global warming, which is a huge problem today. Global warming leads to warmer temperatures, sea levels rising, more severe storms, increased droughts and much more.

All of these will have a negative effect on future lives and on our planet, it will only get worse if we don't make a change. Going green also has many more positive effects such as: reducing environmental pollution, reducing energy costs, conserving natural resources and it is economical. This will reduce the amount of finite resources being collected as more are being recycled from previous uses. 

How can you go green too?

There are many things anyone can do to help the environment, from having shorter showers to installing solar panels on your home, every little bit will put towards the change we are trying to make. Here are some small changes you can make to your life to help reduce your carbon footprint:

  • Take control of your heating- only use when necessary and don't put it on as warm or for as long

  • Insulate your home-this will keep the heat in for longer so you save money and the planet

  • change to low energy lighting

  • Use low carbon travel- such as using eclectic cars/bikes, walking, cycling, or even using public transport so there are less cars in use.

  • Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

The top way to reduce your carbon footprint is by stopping eating meat, an individual can reduce their carbon footprint of around 820 kg of carbon dioxide each year if they cut meat out of their diet, however not all of us want to become vegetarian so even if it's just cutting down on meat, that will help make a change too.

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Derek Longwell

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Footstools Direct had a prompt delivery service and kept me informed thought. Their products are excellent.

8 days ago

Helen Blake

Verified Customer

The vinyl cube is just the job for my son, didn't realise that I bought a footstool from you a few years ago now which you covered for me and is still going strong, and used every day

9 days ago


Verified Customer

I'm very pleased with my new footstool and recommend Footstools Direct. I love the pattern and it's great for putting my feet up relaxing and watching tv.

10 days ago

Fiona Cameron

Verified Customer

Bought this footstool for my mother in law, she absolutley loves it. The choice of fabrics and different height leg options allowed us to get one that suited what she wanted. Would definitely recommend this company. Order was delivered within a few days. Could not fault the service received.

15 days ago


Verified Customer

I am extremely pleased with my footstool. After requesting some leather samples, I chose one that was the closest colour match to my sofa. When it arrived, I was thrilled to find that it was a perfect match. I now intend to order a second one.

15 days ago

Anne Allen

Verified Customer

Beautiful quality and an excellent service. Thoroughly recommended.

20 days ago

Danielle McCullough

Verified Customer

I ordered grey footstools for an event and they're perfect! Great quality and the colour matches our brand perfectly. Thank you.

20 days ago

Beverley King

Verified Customer

Swift, efficient service. Product explained clearly and succinctly. Matches my furniture wonderfully. Exceedingly comfortable to rest my wearly feet and legs on and storage to hide the chocolate away from the rest of the family. Very pleased.

25 days ago


Verified Customer

Lovely footstool, sturdy and comfortable. Order arrived quickly and the recipient is very pleased, thank you!

28 days ago

Michael Clinton

Verified Customer

The care instructions for the leather footstool We’re not included , I received care instructions for a tartan covered footstool

1 months ago