Updated: Jun 28
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 beautiful Eco friendly designs.
19 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."
2. Bobbi Beck
Based In: United Kingdom
Product Range: Premium Wallpaper
James Mellan-Matulewicz, CEO at Bobbi Beck: "Bobbi Beck is dedicated to creating beautiful, premium wallpaper without damaging the planet. The vast majority of wallpaper that exists in the market contains materials that are harmful to the planet, including PVC and nasty toxins. At Bobbi Beck, our wallpaper is produced 100% PVC-free with water-based non-toxic inks. Our packaging is 100% plastic-free and fully recyclable."
3. Ethical Bedding
Based In: United Kingdom
Product Range: Organic eco-friendly bedding.
Ethos and the making process: Luxurious and ridiculously soft, Ethical bedding is entirely made from earth-friendly materials, designed to support a healthy lifestyle and improve sleeping quality. Sustainable from start to finish, including supply chain, production, the product and the packaging. Ethical bedding is turning organic eucalyptus and bamboo into timeless silky bedding.
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. "
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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."
7. Tomas & Jani
Location: Lewes, East Sussex, UK
Product range: Sustainable handmade furniture, worktops and wall panels.
Ethos: ""We've been eco-friendly since before it was cool! We believe that excellent quality furniture is even better when it's sustainable for our planet. That's why we reclaim, re-use or re-purpose from pallets to coffee, we can make it unrecognisable, yet sometimes comfortably familiar.
We hope to change the way that people think about furniture in their home, and want to inject some positivity into the community and to inspire others to think more sustainably."
Learn more about the maker.
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. "
9. Blott Works
Based In: London, United Kingdom
Product Range: Handmade lamps and clocks
The making process: "Hand-engineered small batch pieces, using high-quality, long-lasting materials like anodised aluminium, brass, stainless steel and hardwoods ."
10. Natural Collection
Based In: United Kingdom
Product Range: Indoor and outdoor accessories, sustainable gifts, and zero-waste items.
Ethics: "Locally made products you can shop by Ethics or by Brand. The products are either made from eco-friendly materials, or with eco-friendly processes whilst also helping you run a more environmentally friendly home.
The Fair Trade tag includes a range of products that are certified by the Fairtrade Foundation, BAFTS or WFTO, or those that are made in accordance with the principles and standards of fair and ethical trading. It is through fair trade that small scale producers in developing countries earn enough money to not only support their families, but it also enables them to become financially stable and work their way out of poverty. "