Benefits of sustainable furniture

Over the years as people start to become more conscious of the environment and the planet, they are beginning to find ways to reduce their carbon footprint and make greener lifestyle choices. Sustainable living and creating an eco-friendly home are ways for people to do this.

One of the ways in which people can have a sustainable home is to invest in sustainable furnishings or make use of or repurpose products within their home. Sustainable furniture is where products are made in a way that is eco-friendly and sustainable. It is essentially where products are continually reused.

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A lot of todays’ furniture can contain more processed materials and composites which if used excessively can pose health risks and harm to the environment. VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are a result of manufacturing methods that use unnatural or toxic substances and these pollutants can diffuse into the air in your home over time. 

One of the main advantages of sustainable furniture is that it is made without the use of dangerous chemicals and toxins. As many of the products are made with organic, recycled or natural woods, you decrease the risk of having allergic reactions, irritation and headaches. This is particularly beneficial to those suffering with sensitive skin and allergies. You can breathe easy knowing that your furniture is safe for yourself and your family.

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Opting for sustainable furniture means you are helping to prevent the process of deforestation. Instead of acres of forests being chopped down rapidly, the focus is now on how wood can be harvested and replenished with every use.

Here at Reclaim Nation, we have partnered with One Tree Planted so we can do our part for the environment by planting a tree for every order we receive. 

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By investing in sustainable products you are doing a lot for the environment because almost all these products would be utilising reclaimed wood and other recycled materials. This helps to extend the lifespan of natural resources and reduces the demand for large quantities of wood.

 

Sustainable furniture is created in such a way to ensure it has minimal impact on the planet, and as these products are usually created from renewable sources, the amount of harmful chemicals and greenhouse gases being produced are reduced significantly.

As a lot of care goes into creating these products, they are built to last and have a longer shelf life. This longevity means that fewer natural resources will be consumed and less will end up in landfill.

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Sustainable furniture is at the forefront of style and a popular trend at the moment. As these products are made from renewable and recycled resources, they’ll all have the natural wood grains, knots and markings from their past life within the wood. The addition of fine details and hand craftsmanship adds to the allure of the product and will make each item truly unique.

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The New York sideboard has preserved many fine details from the reclaimed wood used to handcraft this item. Paired with black metalwork, the item will radiate rustic charm into your home.  Shop the New York sideboard here >>

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Made from upcycled wood, each product from the Yorkshire Farmhouse dining collection features smooth pale surfaces that hold an array of knots and markings from it’s previous life, giving the products added character and style Shop the collection here >>

At Reclaim Nation we have committed ourselves to create beautiful pieces of furniture that are kind to our planet and that have been made from FSC certified materials. We balance timeless design and durability with on-trend styles to create furniture that will last in your home for years. Now you don’t have the difficulty of choosing between what’s affordable, stylish and whether it is protecting the environment, you can have it all in one!