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Where to Buy Eco-Friendly Furniture for Your Home

by Voices Wellness 16 Nov 2021
Photo: Journey East

If staying home has taught me anything, it’s that our living spaces have a pivotal impact on our mental and physical health. By SAMANTHA FRANCIS.

With the year-end festivities coming up, you may be thinking of sprucing up your home for intimate gatherings with loved ones. Those working from home may also want to make their home office even more cosy and conducive. If so, why not consider ethically made and environmentally friendly options? Not only do these furniture brands use materials that are harvested from sustainable resources, but they also prioritise fair trade and responsible practices.

Here’s a list to check out:

Photo: Creuse

Creuse 

Specialising in the creative reuse of reclaimed materials, Creuse is a sustainable brand started by Xcel Industrial Supplies Pte Ltd, a homegrown manufacturer and provider of innovative pallet and packaging solutions. Their small but growing collection of sustainable home décor includes pallet coffee tables, stools made from lightweight recycled pine, and tissue boxes crafted from reclaimed wood materials.

More information here.

Photo: Journey East

Journey East

Once a retailer of vintage furniture, Journey East now offers home décor made from eco-friendly reclaimed teak wood. Designed by the acclaimed duo Lanzavecchia + Wai, the company’s own line PLAYplay is a vibrant collection of furniture for smart living spaces and expressive homeowners. They also carry d-Bodhi, a premier eco-chic furniture brand known for its recycled license pipes and iron pipes.

More information here.

Photo: Etsy

Etsy Reclaimed Furniture

Best known for its handmade and vintage items including craft supplies, jewellery, and clothing, Etsy also has a section dedicated to reclaimed furniture. The company works closely with artists and makers who reclaim and recycle furniture for a second lease of life. Expect to find furniture items including pallet coffee tables, stools made from recycled skateboards, bed frames made from rustic solid wood, and more.

More information here.

Photo: Soul & Tables

Soul & Tables

This home décor store curates a fine selection of eco-friendly items that are made to stand the test of time. They’ve got sofas made with natural leather sourced from Italy, lamps made from Ecolene—environmentally-friendly resin wicker, as well as furniture from brands like Ethnicraft and Karpenter, which are both FSC certified when it comes to products made from solid wood.

More information here.

Photo: Grey and Sanders

Grey and Sanders 

Backed by a tagline that reads “Life is too short for boring furniture”, Grey and Sanders pride themselves on beautiful home décor that’s not only eye-catching but also long-lasting. Craftsmanship is at the heart of all they do, with each table made by their in-house craftsmen. Customers can look forward to picking out the wood for their dream table, choosing the leather to upholster their sofa with, as well as learning about sustainability.

More information here.

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