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Furniture that's great for the environment!

Posted by Andrew Lydon on

At Footstools Direct we not only consider furniture that’s great for your spaces but good for the environment too.

The growing effects of climate change has led forward thinking furniture producers to source their raw materials from sustainable sources. Organically grown cotton and timber harvested from renewable forests are but two examples of responsible manufacturers thinking about the effects of their trade on generations to come. In the niche areas of furniture design environmentally friendly pieces are being inspired by the green revolution.

FSC timber (The Forest Stewardship Council) is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. The organisation is increasingly used by furniture manufacturers who wish to improve their material supply from sustainable sources. Reusable timber is commonplace among frame makers output. Responsible suppliers are aware of the environmental cost of expensive and non bio degradable packaging on their products.  

Environmentally Friendly sourced upholstery is frequently undyed or natural in finish. Thus the inherent chemical footprint can be avoided and pollution kept to a minimum. Cardboard is preferable to plastic and cotton is favoured ahead of manmade upholstery cover. Ethically sourced leather may be more expensive in the short term but ultimately leads to a sustainable future that benefits us all.


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