Updated: Aug 17
I saw a documentary the other day – Our Planet: Our Business on WWF and it made me think (I recommend you to watch this video). We are in control of our planet like never before – we decide on our and our children’s future. So, what can we do to help our only home - Planet Earth?
Eco-friendly interior design focuses on improving indoor air quality as well as reducing the impact that furniture/decor purchases have on the environment. As a result, they contribute to lower air pollution in the environment and reduce the risk of health problems.
We are already buying sustainable clothes and food …so why not home decor too? Fortunately, there are amazing brands offering Eco friendly and incredible design.
Eco-Friendly Home Decor Brands For a Greener Home:
Based In: USA and Australia & New Zealand
Product Range: Rugs, Decor
Each rug is made by hand from natural and sustainable fibres, using Fair Trade practices.
Their Vision: " We fervently believe in the cornerstones of our brand. Our commitment to social responsibility, sustainable practices and to helping to support the community of artisans who hand make all of our products is what separates us from traditional rug manufacturers and retailers."
Based In: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Product Range: Homeware, placemats, trays & socks
MAiK has made sure that every step of their manufacturing process is within their control. Their woven fabric is made in an east London unemployed women's social enterprise, paper is printed at the UK's only eco-printers and their trays are made at a Swedish company committed to cultivating trees properly.
Their Vision:"At MAiK, we think manufacturing should be done responsibly, to look after the environment and the people involved. "
Based In: Global Company
Product Range: Bedding, sheets, throws, pillows.
Their products are crafted using low-impact, sustainable production processes that meet the requirements of the independent International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile and Leather Ecology.
Ethos: " We believe that every home can be a place of serenity, a place that embodies both your tastes and your convictions. The thought and care in each piece translates to a more serene and beautiful home. "
Based In: USA
Product Range: Bedding, sheets, towels
An organic decision for your home helps to preserve our precious soil and waterways against the harmful effects of pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilisers and other conventional (non-organic) agricultural runoff that contributes to global warming, climate change, soil degradation, and pollution.
Ethos: "From organically grown fiber and GOTS-certified manufacturing to the latest water-recycling methods and circular business practices, we are committed to creating the highest quality linens in the most innovative and environmentally sustainable ways."
Based In: New York, USA
Product Range: rugs, wall coverings, home linens, fabrics, furnishings, accessories
Ethos: "Each of Eskayel’s one-of-a-kind designs originates from a painting inspired by nature or travel and created by studio founder Shanan Campanaro. Using eco-friendly methods, including water-based pigment ink, regional production and sustainably sourced materials, Eskayel evolves these artworks into hand-tied rugs, wall coverings, home linens, fabrics, furnishings, accessories and more. "
6. Agnes LDN
Based In: United Kingdom
Product Range: Bento bag, cutlery pouch, napkins
Ethos: "Sustainability is at the very core of everything we do with the brand. We’re always aspiring to be better. Agnes LDN sells handmade goods that are designed to reduce packaging waste. As much as we can, we research into where our fabric is sourced and how it is made, for example for our Grocery bags we use 100% organic GOTS cotton. We try and support fellow small businesses that have similar values as we believe change starts with community."
Based In: Lakeland Ambleside, United Kingdom
Product Range: Linen and jute home textiles, wooden accessories, sustainable gifts, and zero-waste items.
Ethos: "We understand the importance of creating a home slowly, the need to think about the future, the urgency to become more aware of how our decisions have an impact on the world around us. For our team, suitable items for a conscious home (and for our store) must present a balance between beauty, design, practicality, and sustainability. "
Based In: United Kingdom
Product Range: Linen cushion covers, storage baskets, napkins, bags and quilted bedspreads.
Ethos: " We believe in simplicity, consistency and thoughtful living! Our collection is defined by neutral linens with a few accent colours! Each product is designed to be matching with our existing ones to achieve a cohesive look! We take our inspiration from everyday life, travelling, nature, form, pattern and texture to create high quality and eye-capturing pieces, which do not harm the environment! "
Based In: Bristol, United Kingdom
Product Range: Furniture (please take a look at their full range)
Ethos: " We don’t believe in a throwaway culture. Our furniture is made for life - it’s solid, hardwearing and ages with character. Working in partnership with One Tree Planted, we donate to plant a tree for every single order we receive."
10. Reclaim Design
Based In: Cape Town, South Africa
Product Range: Home decor and furniture made of reclaimed wood.
Vision: " We are all stewards of Planet Earth. It is therefore incumbent on each of us to be conscious consumers in order to minimise harm to our environment. And that’s where we come in. We offer an elegant range of handmade Eco friendly home decor made from locally sourced reclaimed wood and recycled materials. With each product you buy from us, you can rest easy in the knowledge that your choice is good for you, good for your home and good for the planet."
11. Nina + Co
Based In: United Kingdom
Product Range: Breakfast tableware
An interior design and product design studio with a focus on sustainability and projects with a sense of community. Nina founded Nina+Co in 2014 to venture into a wider sphere of design, to collaborate with a diverse collection of designers and craftsmen and to work on projects with a strong focus on sustainability and a sense of community.
12. West Elm
Based In: Global (Born in Brooklyn)
Product Range: Furniture, rugs, curtains, linen and much more.
Ethos: "Community matters. We're invested in the areas we serve and committed to making a difference, both locally and globally. We care about impact too. By designing over 90% of our products in-house, our design team has steadily increased our selection of organic, handcrafted, sustainably sourced and Fair Trade Certified™ products. There's a story behind everything we sell—one that starts in Brooklyn and lives on with you. "
Based in: New York City
Product Range: Cushions & Throws, rugs, furniture, linen and more
Doing Good: " Through our commitment to providing fair wages, happy working environments, and sustaining grants, our artisan partners are able to take their crafts and their businesses to new places. "
Based in: Devon, England
Product Range: Furniture, Kitchenware, Gifts and much more.
Ethos: " We work with natural and recycled materials through sustainable methods of production and this shapes our collections. We keep air freight to a minimum, and review our packaging regularly. We are constantly evaluating our processes and looking at ways we can improve. Many of our products are handmade from recycled materials. We gather the waste leftover from other industries including; cotton from discarded t-shirts, leather, metals and glass as well as recycled saris. Recycling allows us to create new and beautiful products with less impact on our environment."
Based in: United Kingdom
Product Range: Cushion, Throws, Furniture, Wall Art
Doing Good: "Supporting British manufacturing, craftsmanship and sustainable processes is at the heart of One Nine Eight Five. We celebrate the talent of British craftspeople, and UK manufacturing. We are proud that each One Nine Eight Five product is designed and made in England by people who take great pride in their work. This is why our products are of exceptional quality. "
Based in: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Product Range: Linen, Pottery, Candles and more
Doing Good: " Aerende is an online shop selling beautiful products and gifts for your home, all of them made in the UK by people facing social challenges. You can think of it is a special place to find a range of carefully crafted products from around the British Isles, created by makers who struggle to access or maintain conventional employment. "
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