Sustainable & Eco Friendly Furniture that promotes wellness
Furniture defines a space’s mood, utility, and overall ambiance. It is an essential component of every structure, whether residential or commercial. Furniture design and production have progressed, much like any other field. Changes in climatic circumstances and rising health concerns have prompted researchers to look into eco friendly furniture or furniture built of environmentally friendly and sustainable materials. This shift in focus has given designers a blank slate to work with, influencing the adoption and usage of sustainable materials in furniture manufacturing.
Traditional furniture has come under fire for releasing volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are harmful to one’s health and carcinogenic. The value of environmentally responsible, long-lasting furniture cannot be overstated. The eco-design principles of sustainable furniture are determined by recyclable materials, product longevity, refurbishability, reliability, low energy consumption, minimal waste during production, clean manufacturing procedures, use of eco-friendly materials, and reusable packaging.
Is Sustainable furniture = Green furniture?
Green furniture, among other things, is a form of sustainable furniture. Green only considers environmental issues such as pollution and waste management, whereas sustainability considers environmental concerns, as well as longevity and durability. Green is a one-dimensional color, but it is a necessary component of long-term sustainability. For a balanced interaction between humans and nature, sustainability considers changes in social, economic, and environmental activist.
Benefits of sustainable furniture
Sustainable furniture is good for both your health and your wallet. It is cost-effective since it is made from discarded or recycled materials. Designers have a platform to design and produce innovative and appealing furniture using eco-friendly materials with unique textures. Bamboo, aged wood, mushroom waste (mycotech), and Strawcture Agribiopanels may catch the attention, curiosity, and mindshare of consumers when combined with the proper colours and accessories.
Choice of Materials
Reclaimed and recyclable materials are environmentally friendly, with little to no detrimental influence. Recycled metals, pottery, plastic, straw stubble & husk (Strawcture eco), cork, and old furniture are all examples of environmentally friendly sustainable materials.
The next step is to substitute sustainable fabric for synthetic fabric. Soybeans, recycled cotton, wool, ropes, polyester, leather, collected nettles, hemp, jute, and straw are some of the green materials available.
The creation of substances such as surface finishings, adhesives, and treatments that contain toxic compounds producing harmful gases is the next main area of worry once the correct kind of material is in place. These have a harmful impact on air quality and should be replaced with organic, non-toxic alternatives.
‘Waste is waste only when we waste it,’ is another core philosophy at Strawcture Eco. Our Basic and Premium Agribiopanels, which range in thickness from 9mm to 25mm, can be used in a variety of furniture and storage applications. They are a safe and logical choice of material for designing furniture because they are termite-proof, have a 2hr+ fire resistance, low VOC, and E1 certification.
Remember, we loan the planet from our children!
Forest preservation is critical right now to keep the ecological balance from deteriorating further. This can be accomplished by shifting preferences away from the all-time favorite wood and toward more environmentally friendly ones. Recycled materials, plantation products, and ecological farms with zero CO2 emissions will all help.
When compared to outdoor air quality, indoor air is frequently far more contaminated. Furniture that is beneficial for the environment and people’s health has become increasingly important.
What am I getting out of it?
Your oyster is the world. With an early mover advantage and proper standards and certifications, the world is your market as an environmentally friendly furniture producer.
Designing new wings with new materials allows for lower production costs. It’s a win-win situation when you combine this with high durability. The fewer resources that are used and the more money that is saved, the more environmentally friendly manufacturing is.
The world is moving toward sustainable furniture manufacturing, and some global players, such as Ikea, are leading the charge. West Elm, Burrow, Avocado, and Joybird are leading the way in environmental stewardship. For example, in order to protect rainforests, Joybird assures that for each item it sells, it plants more trees than were utilized in the production process.