Tuesday, July 8, 2008
How many way's there are to improve the quality of your life and the surroundings you live in. Furniture, we don't really think about where and what it is made of and how it is made all that often. And then there is style and comfort! There are some really great companies out there making furniture that respects the planet. What does it mean to choose green furniture? And what impact does it really have on the environment? I don't have all the answers, but one way to look at it is that ANY choice you make to lightly or heavily benefit the environments well being is a good one. So choosing green furniture may mean looking in grandma's attic or finding a company that uses only renewable resources for their raw material like Vermont Woods Studio (www.vermontwoodsstudio.com) Or find a company whose upholstery is organic like Lee Furniture check them out at www.leeindustries.com. If you are in New York city ABC Carpet and Home is also a great store to visit, they have a whole line of eco furniture that is just beautiful, not to mention the store is inspiring. And I am serious about checking out old thrift stores for recycled furniture...If the upholstery is wretched, get it revamped with organic cotton! The site www.modgreenpod.com is awesome for fabrics.