Sustainable materials in homeware are becoming increasingly popular as people are becoming more aware of the environmental impact of their purchases.
Natural fabrics in homeware and furniture
Some examples of sustainable materials that are commonly used in homeware are bamboo, hemp, and organic cotton.
- Bamboo – Bamboo is a fast-growing, renewable resource that is often used to make sustainable homeware products like cutting boards, utensils, and textiles.
- Hemp – Hemp is a fast-growing, sustainable crop that is often used to make textiles for sustainable homeware products like bedding, towels, and rugs.
- Organic cotton – Organic cotton is grown without the use of harmful pesticides and chemicals, making it a more sustainable choice for bedding, towels, and other textiles.
These materials are excellent in many fabrics from kitchen wear, cushions, bedsheets, furniture, bath wear, and more. Ferm Living sofas often feature natural materials such as cotton and linen.
Other natural materials that can be given a second (or third) life
While fabrics make up a large proportion of items in the home, there are countless other natural materials that can be put to use in every room around the house.
- Recycled glass, for example, is endlessly recyclable. It can be used to make new homeware products like vases, bowls, and drinking glasses and looks marvellous while doing so.
- Cork is a renewable resource that is harvested from the bark of cork oak trees. It is often used to make sustainable homeware products like coasters, placemats, and storage containers. It can also be used to make wall art including collages.
- Reclaimed wood is salvaged from old buildings, furniture, and other sources and is often used to make sustainable homeware products like picture frames, shelves, and furniture.
By choosing homeware products made from sustainable materials, you can reduce your environmental impact and support a more sustainable future.