9 Sustainable Furniture Brands Keeping The Earth In Mind

Alexandra Polk
·3 min read

Whether it's $20 bucks dropped on a bar stool from Amazon or $2,000 spent on a cloud-like loveseat, furniture is an investment. Regardless of the scale, we want these purchases to last — and, hey, so does the planet. The longer our home goods get reused and recycled, the less unnecessary waste ends up in our landfills. One small way to further this environmental cause is by opting to shop for sustainable furniture from brands that are keeping the future of the earth in mind.

To help make taking this step even easier, we went ahead and curated a list of retailers and brands that are currently crafting eco-friendly goods. Click ahead to discover a virtual warehouse full of FSC-certified wood from Burrow, vegetable-tanned leather courtesy of The Citizenry, all-natural foam mattresses made by Saatva, and more. At these destinations, every day is Earth Day.

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<h2>Saatva</h2><br>Saatva crafts its top-rated mattresses with <a href="https://www.saatva.com/blog/saatva-supports-environment-earth-day/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:eco-friendly foams, organic cotton, and recycled steel innerspring coils" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">eco-friendly foams, organic cotton, and recycled steel innerspring coils</a>. All of the retailer's products are made to protect sleepers from harmful chemicals and reduce the company's carbon footprint.<br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="http://saatva.com" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Saatva" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Saatva</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Saatva</strong> Classic Mattress, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.saatva.com%2Fmattresses%2Fsaatva-classic" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Saatva" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Saatva</a>

Saatva


Saatva crafts its top-rated mattresses with eco-friendly foams, organic cotton, and recycled steel innerspring coils. All of the retailer's products are made to protect sleepers from harmful chemicals and reduce the company's carbon footprint.

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Saatva Classic Mattress, $, available at Saatva
<h2>Avocado Mattress<br></h2><br>The Latex Mattress is Avocado's most sustainable mattress to date. Nine inches of organic latex replace mattress springs and, "delivers ideal comfort," to customers. <br><br>(P.S. <strong>save $200</strong> on Avocado mattresses right now with the promo code <strong>EARTH</strong>)<br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="http://avocadogreenmattress.com" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Avocado Green Mattress" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Avocado Green Mattress</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Avocado Mattress</strong> Latex Mattress (Queen), $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.avocadogreenmattress.com%2Fcollections%2Fmattresses%2Fproducts%2Forganic-latex-foam-mattress" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Avocado Mattress" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Avocado Mattress</a>

Avocado Mattress


The Latex Mattress is Avocado's most sustainable mattress to date. Nine inches of organic latex replace mattress springs and, "delivers ideal comfort," to customers.

(P.S. save $200 on Avocado mattresses right now with the promo code EARTH)

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Avocado Mattress Latex Mattress (Queen), $, available at Avocado Mattress
<h2>Burrow</h2><br>This retailer is heavy on innovative modular design but <a href="https://blog.burrow.com/sustainable-furniture-101-how-burrows-doing/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:light on toxic manufacturing" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">light on toxic manufacturing</a>. Burrow's wood suppliers are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and its eco-friendly sofas come packaged in 100% recycled cardboard boxes instead of plastic.<br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="http://burrow.com" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Burrow" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Burrow</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Burrow</strong> Arch Nomad Loveseat with Ottoman, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fburrow.com%2Fnomad-fabric%2Floveseat-ottoman" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Burrow" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Burrow</a>

Burrow


This retailer is heavy on innovative modular design but light on toxic manufacturing. Burrow's wood suppliers are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and its eco-friendly sofas come packaged in 100% recycled cardboard boxes instead of plastic.

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Burrow Arch Nomad Loveseat with Ottoman, $, available at Burrow
<h2>The Citizenry</h2><br>When you buy from The Citizenry, you know exactly where your furniture came from and how it was made. This accent chair is crafted with 100% Argentinian vegetable-tanned polo saddle leather, hand-carved guindo wood, and is held together by iron hardware. Peruse the site's entire inventory (decor, bedding, rugs, etc.) for more eco-friendly finds. <br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="http://thecitenzry.com" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Citenzry" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Citenzry</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>The Citizenry</strong> Palermo Tripolina Chair, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.the-citizenry.com%2Fproducts%2Fpalermo-tripolina-chair" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Citizenry" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Citizenry</a>

The Citizenry


When you buy from The Citizenry, you know exactly where your furniture came from and how it was made. This accent chair is crafted with 100% Argentinian vegetable-tanned polo saddle leather, hand-carved guindo wood, and is held together by iron hardware. Peruse the site's entire inventory (decor, bedding, rugs, etc.) for more eco-friendly finds.

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The Citizenry Palermo Tripolina Chair, $, available at The Citizenry
<h2>Medley</h2> <br><strong>Best For: FSC-Certified Storage</strong><br>Rather than plywood, Medley brings its furniture designs to life <a href="https://medleyhome.com/pages/eco-friendly-furniture" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:with solid FSC certifies wood and occasionally bamboo" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">with solid FSC certifies wood and occasionally bamboo</a>. Each one of these three-tier shelves is hand-made to order in California. <br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="http://medleyhome.com" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Medley" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Medley</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>Medley</strong> Iris 3 Tier Shelf, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fmedleyhome.com%2Fcollections%2Fstorage%2Fproducts%2Firis-3-tier-shelf" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Medley" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Medley</a>

Medley


Best For: FSC-Certified Storage
Rather than plywood, Medley brings its furniture designs to life with solid FSC certifies wood and occasionally bamboo. Each one of these three-tier shelves is hand-made to order in California.

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Medley Iris 3 Tier Shelf, $, available at Medley
<h2>ABC Home</h2><br>ABC Home believes in, "<a href="https://www.abchome.com/content/values" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:makers who create Earth-kind objects with a story" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">makers who create Earth-kind objects with a story</a>." Its <a href="https://www.abchome.com/c/furniture/goodwood-sustainable-furniture" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Goodwood collection" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Goodwood collection</a> uses sustainably sourced and reclaimed timber to make dining room tables, accent chairs, nightstands, bed frames, and more essentials.<br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="http://medley.com" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ABC Home" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ABC Home</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>ABC Home</strong> Java Teak Chest, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.abchome.com%2Fp%2F1529289%2Fjava-teak-chest" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ABC Home" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ABC Home</a>

ABC Home


ABC Home believes in, "makers who create Earth-kind objects with a story." Its Goodwood collection uses sustainably sourced and reclaimed timber to make dining room tables, accent chairs, nightstands, bed frames, and more essentials.

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ABC Home Java Teak Chest, $, available at ABC Home
<h2>West Elm</h2><br>Although West Elm is one of the giants of home goods and modern furniture, it is also home to a wide <a href="https://www.westelm.com/shop/collaborations/sustainably-sourced/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:selection of sustainable pieces" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">selection of sustainable pieces</a>. This storage-savvy coffee table is handcrafted, fair trade, and sustainably sourced. <br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="http://westelm.com" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:West Elm" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">West Elm</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>West Elm</strong> Drum Storage Coffee Table, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.westelm.com%2Fproducts%2Fdrum-storage-coffee-table-h2557" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:West Elm" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">West Elm</a>

West Elm


Although West Elm is one of the giants of home goods and modern furniture, it is also home to a wide selection of sustainable pieces. This storage-savvy coffee table is handcrafted, fair trade, and sustainably sourced.

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West Elm Drum Storage Coffee Table, $, available at West Elm
<h2>Etsy</h2><br>In general, homemade will always beat mass-produced products in terms of sustainability. That's why when in doubt, turn to Etsy. NaanFurniture handcrafts durable and long-lasting wooden TV stands, bedside tables, shelves, and more. But, the star of the show is this shop's unique latticework expertly crafted on each piece of furniture. <br><br>Shop <strong><em><a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/NaanFurniture" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:NaanFurniture" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">NaanFurniture</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>NaanFurniture</strong> TV Mora, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F692603324%2Ffurniture-tv-mora" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>

Etsy


In general, homemade will always beat mass-produced products in terms of sustainability. That's why when in doubt, turn to Etsy. NaanFurniture handcrafts durable and long-lasting wooden TV stands, bedside tables, shelves, and more. But, the star of the show is this shop's unique latticework expertly crafted on each piece of furniture.

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NaanFurniture TV Mora, $, available at Etsy
<h2>Knoll</h2><br>Knoll's line of sustainable products, ReGeneration, aims to simplify furniture without sacrificing performance. The Fully Upholster chair is made from, "rapidly-renewable material derived from corn byproducts," and responds to your movements for comfort. <br><br><em>Shop</em> <strong><em><a href="http://knoll.com" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Knoll" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Knoll</a></em></strong><br><br><strong>ReGeneration</strong> Fully Upholstered, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.knoll.com%2Fproduct%2Fregeneration-by-knoll-fully-upholstered" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Knoll" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Knoll</a>

Knoll


Knoll's line of sustainable products, ReGeneration, aims to simplify furniture without sacrificing performance. The Fully Upholster chair is made from, "rapidly-renewable material derived from corn byproducts," and responds to your movements for comfort.

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ReGeneration Fully Upholstered, $, available at Knoll

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