Always choose wood from managed forests, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world's forests. It was founded in 1993 in response to public concern about deforestation and demand for a trustworthy wood-labelling scheme. FSC is supported by NGOs including WWF, Greenpeace and the Woodland Trust.
Beautifully designed furniture made from sustainable sources and recycled materials. Different and stylish without harming the environment. Always remember to choose wood that has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This will guarantee that the timber used in your furniture comes from a well-managed forest.
Recycling timber is a practice that was popularised in the early 1990s as issues such as deforestation and climate change, prompted both timber suppliers and consumers to turn to a more sustainable timber source.
"The struggle to save the global environment is in one way much more difficult than the struggle to vanquish Hitler, for this time the war is with ourselves. We are the enemy, just as we have only ourselves as allies." - Al Gore
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New from Old designs, handcrafts and installs bespoke solid wood kitchens and furniture for the home using either reclaimed pine or new accredited sustainable hardwoods, including the beautifully grained Oak, Ash, Elm, Sycamore, Beech. The grain of the wood is carefully chosen and used as an integral part of each design. Sole Proprietor Rick Forward is a furniture craftsman, and uses time-tested methods of craftsmanship to create traditionally made kitchens and furniture in contemporary and traditional styles. His philosophy is to create beautiful and functional interiors with minimal environmental impact. www.newfromold.co.uk
Planet Craft offer home furnishings of
character and quality. They offer an alternative to mass-produced, throw-away
goods and trade fairly with their suppliers and customers. Planet Craft
celebrate the diversity, character and quality that each artisan has given to
everything they sell, and they offer an unbeatable and personal service. In 10
years of trading Planet Craft have served thousands of customers; their leather
beanbags, footstools, pouffes, distressed wood frames and mirrors, hammocks and
throws, cowhides and cushions have brought smiles to homes up and down the
country. Planet Craft have a keen interest in animal welfare, the environment
and working conditions and try to ensure your custom, through our small
business, is a force for good. Visit www.planet-craft.com
|Blue Line Office Furniture provides office furniture solutions for the South East including Harlow, Essex, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, Cambridge and London. Their huge range of office furniture includes office chairs, office desks, filing cabinets, standard and bespoke boardroom tables, reception furniture and more. Wherever possible Blue Line utilises accredited sustainable products which help meet corporate and social responsibility needs for sustainable office furniture. Blue Line also takes pride in its Ergonomic Furniture and Innovative Furniture Design. They also repair, recycle and refurbish current office furniture and they stock second hand and second user office desks, office chairs and other office furniture. www.blueline.uk.com|
Indian furniture, along with throws, bedspreads, rugs, cushions and unique home accessories. They're proud to be an accredited importer and member of BAFTS (British Association for Fair Trade Shops) with over 90% of products sourced through Fair Trade channels that minimise harm to the environment.
Wood and Beyond - London based FSC certified suppliers of wood products ranging from engineered flooring to garden decking and kitchen worktops. They pay special attention when sourcing their woods to ensure they comply with their environmental and ethics policy and that they are not included in the red data list (a list of tree species under threat of extinction). Orders are accepted online and by phone (Mon-Fri). Product samples are offered as well as free delivery. www.woodandbeyond.com
exclusive beautiful and ethically sourced gifts and products for the modern
home. Duckydora is a design-led homeware and gift company offering exclusive
ethically sourced products for the modern home. Unique contemporary designs and
subtle use of colour are complimented by reclaimed and recycled materials to
create an exclusive range of gift and homeware products. Duckydora is proud to
support British manufacturing, where possible sourcing products from Great
Britain working in conjunction with smaller producers and artisans to create
desirable gifts and goods for the modern home. www.duckydora.com
|Operating for more than 10 years, Lombok brings the beauty of eastern inspired furniture to homes within the UK. The exclusive handcrafted designs of our product range are ever expanding to encompass different styles, finishes and even different finishes of wood. The original aims and values still hold true: to offer high quality, beautiful and uniquely designed furniture, lighting and accessories - handmade from natural materials and sourced with the environment in mind.|
SOTO is an on-line emporium based in York & Chiang Mai, Thailand offering exclusive beautiful products made from natural materials. They are committed to Fair Trade, have invested in purpose built workshops and guarantee that any teak used is reclaimed & recycled. www.soto-uk.co.uk/
Roy is an award winning product and furniture designer specialising in Low Impact Design. www.eco-furniture.co.uk/
Reviews and feedback
Planet-craft supplies leather beanbags, pouffes, footstools, hammocks, cowhides, cushions, throws distressed photo frames and mirrors. They are based in Suffolk and pride themselves on a friendly service. Read reviews here
SOTO - "Proceed with caution when dealing with this company.
I ordered items from them that were poor quality - I returned them the next day and spent 5 weeks trying to get a refund. Very unprofessional - say sent cheque when didn't. Finally only sent refund when threatened with small claims court."