By Jennifer Quail, About.com Guide
Reclaimed materials, responsibly sourced woods, hand tools, all these factors and more can contribute to beautifully-crafted, sustainable furniture.
- Profile: Miles & May Furniture Works
- The Piedmont Collection by Skram Furniture
- Eugene Stoltzfus Returns to His Architectural Roots
- Stylex Addresses Comfort for All with SAVA Office Chair
This is one product category where green can mean many things, from all natural fibers and those made from recycled soda bottles to natural dyes and backings. This is also a big area for socially-conscious design decisions as many companies go to extra efforts to ensure their partner factories do not employ child labor.
- Carini Lang Blends Ancient Practices with Modern Design
- Tradition Meets Modernity in Indian Rug Making
- Flatwoven Style from Stephanie Odegard
- Godfrey Hirst Expands Wool Carpet Line with Santorini
- Karastan’s SmartStrand is Green and Gorgeous
Tile is one of the great ways to incorporate a bit of the natural world into your home. Options like stone, marble, granite and slate can add drama and elegance and form a bridge between the indoors and out.
- Mosaico+ Pairs Tradition with a Modern Aesthetic in Tile
- Sicis Goes Graphic with PixALL Line of Tile
- Caesar Goes with the Flow in Tile Line
Textiles & Home Decor
From products crafted by hand, with eco-friendly materials or with causes in mind, there are many ways to outfit a home with good-natured products.
- Odegard Collaborates with Viya Home for Home Décor Collection
- Siw Thai Silk Adds Tabletop Textiles to Fair Trade Assortment
- Faux is Fabulous with “Fur” Spreads from the SF Collection
Organizations & Trade Groups
Organizations and trade groups of note with a focus on green living and design.
- GoodWeave Works to End Child Labor in Weaving Communities
- Aid to Artisans Creates Economic Opportunities around the World
- Rainforest Alliance Works to Keep Forests Alive and Profitable
- Forest Stewardship Council Works for Sustainable Forestry Worldwide