A perspective placing the environment as a top priority in purchasing new furniture, always considers referring to the earth for the best solutions. We help ourselves by helping the planet, that one planet that supports all of mankind’s existence, by using only natural materials. It perpetuates the proactive cycle of sustainability in how we grow the materials from the earth, and ultimately returning the expended material to biodegrade back into the earth. Ideally, ‘we leave only footprints’.Read More
The rampant use of flame retardants (FRs) in couch foam have been curbed by the revision of TB117-2013 which no longer requires the use of flame retardants. Although this change is in the positive direction of better protecting our health, the bioaccumalative and dangerous nature of FRs still exist.
While we manage old flame retardants and understand the implications of new replacement chemicals, we presently can explore safer couch foam options.Read More
We count on our furniture like we do our good friends. Good friends and furniture should be genuine, reliable, and enhance our lives. By middle age I’ve removed all my toxic friends and still learning that true beauty is from within. But in the case of furniture, how can we tell if it’s as beautiful inside, as it is on the outside?Read More
Did you know the polyester fabric covering your couch and the foam cushioning in your seat, are made from the same oil and gas used to make plastic water bottles and food packaging? Our love for plastic and reliance on a finite resource like petroleum are now outweighed by the irreversible health and environmental costs.Read More
Most of us are still learning about the significance of green upholstery and how it fits into our daily lives. We’re familiar with organic foods and why recycling is important, and can easily quantify by our wallets or belief systems, if either is a worthwhile choice. Similarly, furniture is a part of everyday life but we rarely question whether the materials used are safe for us and the planet.Read More
There are many serious reasons to avoid conventional couch cushion foam. Polyurethane foam is a plastic that not only cannot biodegrade or be recycled, it contains chemical additives like flame retardants that have long term and far reaching effects on the health of our people and planet.
TB117-2013 doesn’t ban all flame retardants in the homeRead More