For years, the idea of environmentally friendly furniture has been in the background of the furniture industry. It's gone through many different phases: from particleboard and synthetic fillers to poor manufacturing practices and low-quality products. Big businesses and economic growth have encouraged many positive changes but led to a culture where furniture is often made solely to maximize efficiency and profits. What does all of this mean for consumers today? There has been a trend away from building furniture with high-quality materials in the UK and towards cheaper construction overseas. This doesn't work well for the environment, nor does it save money in the end. However, there are a few companies that are bucking the trend and producing eco-friendly furniture in the UK with no compromise on quality. Let's take a look at some key benefits of eco-friendly materials.
1. Happier Home, Happier Planet
When you purchase a high-quality piece of furniture, you are not only gifting yourself a beautiful, functional addition to your home, but you are gifting the environment as well. The materials used to make eco friendly furniture, like steel and reclaimed wood, are not only beautiful and sustainable, but they produce very little waste.
2. Less Toxins, Fewer health problems
A large amount of furniture out there today is made with composite wood products (like MDF) that are comprised of a large percentage of wood byproducts and synthetic fibres. Unfortunately, these synthetic fillers are coated in chemicals that can be harmful to the body and can often off-gas into the air and become part of the air quality in your home. Because of the extensive use of these man-made fillers, most of our furniture today is treated with harmful stain repellants. Eco-friendly furniture is made to reduce these health issues by using wood sourced from sustainable forests, using less harmful stain repellants, and using less synthetic/man-made fillers.
3. Better for the Earth
The most significant benefit to purchasing eco-friendly furniture is that it doesn’t hurt the planet, and that's something we can all get behind. The wood and the material requirements for eco-friendly furniture are much smaller in scale than their traditional counterparts, so their impact on our natural resources and the environment is minimal. Not to mention, the recycling, re-purposing, and reusing of materials makes an even smaller environmental footprint. For example, wood products are sourced from reclaimed trees, and steel is made from recycled materials.
4. Quality Materials and craftsmanship
When you build something with a lot of passion and care, it tends to come out beautifully. This is the case when it comes to our furniture. Our furniture is built from quality materials and with the intention of being the last piece of furniture you will ever buy. This high level of quality is what sets us apart from our competitors, and because one small company has a lot of control over exactly what goes into the making of their furniture, we can be sure that we are not living in a world of excess and waste.
5. Building a Healthier Home
When it comes to your health, quality of life, and the life of your family, it is important to make the right choices. With eco-friendly furniture, you can take in the benefits of eco friendly materials and make the change towards a healthier, more sustainable future.
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