Creating a sustainable home is about more than just energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. It's also about making mindful choices about the materials and products we bring into our space. Furniture is a major investment, and it's important to choose pieces that will last for years to come.
When shopping for sustainable furniture, there are a few key things to keep in mind:
- Choose materials that are renewable and sustainable. This includes wood from sustainably managed forests, bamboo, and recycled materials. Avoid materials that are harmful to the environment, such as PVC and formaldehyde.
- Look for furniture that is made with high-quality construction. This means pieces that are well-built and will last for years to come. Avoid furniture that is mass-produced and made with cheap materials.
- Support local businesses and artisans. When you buy furniture from local businesses, you're reducing the environmental impact of transportation and supporting your community.
Here are some tips for finding sustainable furniture:
- Shop at local businesses. Local furniture stores and artisans are often a great source of sustainable furniture. You can also find sustainable furniture at local farmers markets and craft fairs.
- Ask questions about the materials and construction of furniture. When you're shopping for furniture, ask the salesperson about the materials used and the construction of the piece. This will help you make an informed decision about the sustainability of the furniture.
Here are some examples of sustainable furniture products from STF Home's Ready to Ship collection:
- The Lucky Outdoor Sofa: This sofa is made from teak Wood frame with fabric and is handcrafted in Canada.
- The Jordana Coffee Table: This coffee table set is made from white stone and black metal.
- The Odelia Dining Table: This dining table is made from stainless steel base and stone top it is also handcrafted in Canada.
- The Seraphina Console Table: This media console is made from marble and metal.
- The Yoko Lounge Chair: This chair is made of high-density foam and fibreglass and a metal base.
By making thoughtful choices about the furniture, we bring into our homes we can
create a more sustainable and environmentally friendly space.