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Saving The Environment, One Footstool at a Time!

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Saving The Environment, One Footstool at a Time!

At Footstools Direct our two mains priorities looking after our customers and the environment. To the best of our abilities we make sure that we reduce, reuse, recycle. The growing effects of climate change has us to source our 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. Moreover, to help out in our own way, we get all of our materials from companies in England, and most of these companies are right here in Yorkshire, to reduce...

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Care For Your Leather Footstool

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Leather is a natural product and the uniqueness of each hide is identified by growth lines, scars and other natural marks. It originally came from the skin of an animal and it’s important to bear this in mind when considering the purchase of a footstool from our store. Aged leather bears lines and some creases yet these add the leather’s unique characteristics and should not be regarded as defects and will not affect the long term performance of your cube footstool. This naturalness gives leather its beauty and unique character that distinguishes it from synthetic alternatives. The graining of leather...

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Made in Yorkshire

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Made in Yorkshire

Footstools Direct Limited is a leading UK furniture manufacturer and online retailer. We have sold our footstools and bespoke furniture to more than 25,000 UK customers since 2007. The business is based in Leeds with a fantastic team of skilled craftsmen and women.  We operate from a dedicated factory where our craftsmen and women manufacture bespoke and standard footstools, seating cubes, drumstools, ottomans and modular furniture. Choose your furniture from our website and we’ll deliver usually within 3 – 7 working days. Our craftsmen and women use the finest available materials, many sourced locally and everthing is rigorously quality checked before...

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Furniture That's Great For The Environment!

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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...

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The Tanning Of Leather

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The Tanning Of Leather

The tanning of leather is one of the oldest professions on earth and its origins can be traced back to stone-age man.

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