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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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.
The Green Desk is a social enterprise providing small businesses and facilities managers with a complete one stop eco shop where they can find almost everything they need to run their office. They provide green office supplies, recycled furniture, green overprinted stationery and design, uniforms and much much more. All profits are reinvested into environmental and social projects including and Women's aid. www.thegreendesk.org.uk
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
British ‘Eco Chic’ design pioneer Emily Readett-Bayley has worked directly with small village craft groups in Indonesia producing her unique collection of decorations and furniture since 1990. The collection includes the original POSH Graffiti alphabets and symbols complimented by a range of finely carved, hand finished heart, animal and botanical decorations plus salvaged teak and driftwood furniture which can be made to order. www.emilyreadettbayley.com
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/
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."