Let’s start this post by thanking homeware brands that give a care about the world. When it comes to good design and sustainability combining, lets look towards the wise words of Dieter Rams –
“Good design is innovative. Good design must be useful. Good design is aesthetic design. Good design makes a product understandable. Good design is honest. Good design is unobtrusive. Good design is long-lasting. Good design is consistent in every detail. Good design is environmentally friendly. And last but not least, good design is as little design as possible.”
― Dieter Rams
Good design is sustainable. Environmentally friendly homeware is as important as sustainable fashion. If we consume something we should be conscious of where it comes from and how it is made.
I’ve picked 3 homeware and furniture brands that are putting in a lot of work to be leaders in this welcomed sustainable trend.
Arran St. East is a Dublin based ceramic studio. They make the most beautiful pieces - cups, jugs and even plant pots are amongst their range. All items are handmade in Dublin, so it’s locally sourced and ethically made.
Sustainability is also a priority for Arran Street East, as packaging and materials are sustainably sourced and environmentally friendly wherever possible.
CB2 are a furniture company connected to Crate and Barrel. They have a sustainable line of furniture and home decor that includes larger home furnishings, such as couches, beds and dressers.
“While our collection has featured renewable woods and sustainable materials for a number of years, we are continuing to explore and introduce important initiatives that will help make our homes more thoughtful environments.”
The brand we were all holding our breath for, IKEA releases an annual sustainability report.
“Making sustainable living more inspiring and affordable. Today, the IKEA Sustainability Report FY18* is released – reporting progress from across the IKEA value chain and franchise system towards the commitment to become People & Planet Positive.”
This report states that 97% of the companies waste and products are recycled/recyclable!
Hopefully this post will help you choose the right brands when furnishing your homes. All the small smart choices, that are environmentally friendly, add up. We need to all do our bit.