Today, it’s becoming more frequent for people to form an environmental conscience; often wanting to make decisions based on the impact they have on the planet. If you’re considering investing in bespoke seating, you might want to make sure it is being made in an environmentally friendly way.
Building and manufacturing furniture in a more sustainable way allows for a brighter future. At Craftwood, we focus on using the best eco-friendly materials we can, making sure they are durable and extremely high-quality. We also manufacture all our seating here in the UK and make sure we focus on fair trade and responsible production practices within the manufacturing process.
Where possible, it is always best to try and use environmentally friendly products when manufacturing furniture. Here at Craftwood, we use sustainably sourced woods for all our timber, eco-friendly fabrics to upholster our products and recycled padding for our furniture.
Most materials used within the manufacturing and upholstery of furniture are typically made from plastics. It is key to try and use organic raw materials that are easily obtainable and have high recyclability. Industrial hemp, recycled polyester, wool, silk, soy and bamboo are often popular choices of more sustainable materials.
One of the best ways to make sure your bespoke seating has a minimal environmental impact is to invest in quality pieces, that are built with longevity in mind.
It is often believed that average-quality pieces of furniture should last anywhere between 10-15 years. However, if you invest in higher quality items and look after them correctly, they should certainly outlast this expected time frame.
If you are wanting to give your current seating a new look, but are conscious of buying brand new furniture, then why not get your seats reupholstered. Reupholstering is a great way to transform and change the feel of an entire room.
When considering the environmental impact of reupholstering furniture, it’s a huge consideration. Not only does it reduce the number of resources needed in the manufacturing process, but it also stops your current furniture from potentially ending up in a landfill prematurely.
If you want to discuss any sustainable seating options, please get in touch with a member of our team today and we will be happy to help.