We already know about fast fashion’s environmental implications, but now is the time to look at fast interiors, fast fashion’s homeware equivalent.
You may have contemplated upgrading beyond the basic flatpack furniture if you are one of the many who used their time in lockdown to reassess your home space. If that’s the case, now is the time to invest in some eco-friendly furniture.
As with eco-conscious fashion, the price points are higher but think of it as an investment — a piece of furniture that will last and last. You’ll also have the pleasure of knowing that your purchase is contributing to the transition towards a more sustainable home.
We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite brands and retailers to assist you in finding the ideal piece of sustainable furniture to complete your house.
Etsy, as always, is a goldmine of vintage, sustainably produced, and upcycled items. With flexible working much more common now, perhaps you should invest in a wonderfully restored desk, right?
Vinterior isn’t just a fantastic place to look for vintage furniture; it also offers a section dedicated to upcycled furniture, which is when broken, unwanted, or abandoned furniture is repurposed in some way. It’s a creative recycling method that results in some very unusual pieces, such as these striking bedside cabinets.
Wearth is an environmentally friendly website that focuses on zero-waste products for everyday use. It celebrates British brands and makers by presenting everything from cosmetics to fashion and homeware, but its furniture selection is especially noteworthy. We adore this peg board, which is both functional and stylish.
Scaramanga is another treasure trove of upcycled furniture. They improve their furniture’s environmental credentials by refurbishing pieces using exclusively salvaged wood, which means no new wood is required to keep the vintage look
The items are sourced with care and worked over by artisans with a traditional touch and precision, ensuring that you get a really one-of-a-kind piece.
Rockett St George
Rockett St George is an online marketplace with an aim to source eco-friendly goods. It’s creating more and more of its own designs too, giving it greater control over the sustainability of the materials, as well as production and shipping practices.
The furniture at Nkuku is always ethical, handcrafted, and environmentally friendly, manufactured by artisans around the world using natural and recycled materials. The appearance of each product collection is shaped by an emphasis on traditional production methods and materials.