Fitting out your home with some new furniture? Looking to make an eco-friendly purchase? Buy from any of these sustainable furniture brands and you can be confident that your new piece will be good for the planet and look great in your home.
9 of the Best Sustainable Furniture Brands
Types of furniture: Chairs, tables, cabinets
Style: Minimalistic, Scandi and modern
Finnish furniture makers, Nikari, specialise in the clean lines and natural wood typical of the Nordic homeware style. The workshop is located next to a hydro power plant and uses only renewable energy. The wood comes (via the sawmill next door) from biodiverse and sustainably managed forests in Northern Europe. And their pieces look pretty good too!
Types of furniture: Tables, chairs, benches and beds
Style: Contemporary, rustic, reclaimed wood
Much of the wooden furniture available at Rust Collections is made from locally sourced, reclaimed wood. And when they use freshly milled timber, it’s all oak certified by the FSC. All of the furniture is beautifully rustic, given a natural finish, and sure to make a statement in any room of the house.
Types of furniture: Mattresses, beds and bedroom dressers
Style: Minimalistic, natural wood
Avocado have long specialised in mattresses made from sustainably sourced, natural, organic materials. They even have a vegan mattress available! But this sustainable furniture brand also have beautiful wooden beds and bedroom dressers on their site – all made from reclaimed wood and completely toxin free.
Types of furniture: Stools, benches, tables and coat stands
Style: Colourful retro
If your favourite furniture tends to the vintage rather than the contemporary, check out Woodmancote Retro. This sustainable furniture brand are committed to sustainable practices and the circular economy. They use tubular steel, reclaimed hardwood and recycled plastic bottles (along with a little colourful flair) to create unique mid-century mod pieces.
Types of furniture: Tables, armchairs, dressers, cabinets and bookcases
Style: Bohemian with influences from around the world
Dark mango wood and colourful, patterned textiles characterise the products available at sustainable furniture brand, Myakka. Eco-conscious homeware shoppers will be pleased to know to that only sustainable, fast growing woods are used. And the company is involved in its own tree planting project too.
Types of furniture: Beds and mattresses
Style: Contemporary minimalist design
Sustainable furniture isn’t just the reserve of small, independent businesses. Silent Night is a big, mass market player with a keen eye on sustainable production. Their Eco Comfort collection is made from recycled plastic bottles and they’ve been certified as a completely carbon neutral business.
Types of furniture: Tables, benches and storage
Style: Rustic and industrial
Head over to Etsy and you’ll find an incredible selection of small scale furniture makes, all committed to using reclaimed wood. From chunky, industrial dining tables to hairpin leg desks and innovative storage, there’s something for every room of the house!
If you prefer furniture with a bit more of a history, Etsy is also a great place to find vintage pieces. Shopping second hand is one of the best ways to reduce the carbon impact of your furniture purchase.
Types of furniture: Beds, tables, storage and media consoles
Style: Industrial, mid-century and modern
West Elm is another big furniture name with a sustainably sourced, fairly traded range. And they’re setting themselves new sustainability targets each and every year. With a wide variety of products and styles, this could be a one-stop shop for your sustainable furniture needs.
Types of Furniture: Seating
Style: Scandi modern
Sabai keep it simple with a single sofa, sectional and ottoman on their site. Make them your own by customizing fabrics, legs and cushions. The company uses FSC sustainable wood, velvet made from recycled plastic bottles and certiPUR-US Certified foam. Their pieces are modular too and super easy to assemble.