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We pay attention not only to the food we eat and the clothes we wear, but also to the ecological quality and sustainability of the furniture. But what furniture is eco-friendly? And what to look for when buying?
The digitization of our lives and rapid intercommunication within society has one big advantage: we know more, many things have become much more transparent. As a result, more and more people think about our society’s life, awareness of nature and the environment.
Healthy, sustainable living is important. Headlines about toxic wood preservatives and formaldehyde constituent of furnishings make consumers to think more about it. We question more and more the furniture materials and its treatment. Due to this new awareness, manufacturers have come to pay attention to this topic as well. Many even specialize in the production of sustainable interiors. On the Internet you can now buy eco furniture at fair prices from numerous suppliers as well.
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Eco-friendly furniture refers first of all to the cultivation and extraction of raw materials and processing and manufacture as well. It is characterized by:
It is made of renewable raw materials in particular wood and cotton, bamboo.
The raw materials for its production come from controlled cultivation or animal welfare.
The further processing involves medically safe, eco-friendly materials are used.
It contains no solvents lacquers, varnishes, waxes or oils.
It is not polluted.
Natural materials such as latex, horsehair and coconut are used for the upholstery, pillows and mattresses production
Eco-friendly furniture thus corresponds to completely environmentally green life style. It is also the best choice for children and those who suffer allergy. Natural materials such as wood, cotton, coir, which are not polluted, provide a healthy, comfortable indoor climate.
How can consumer be sure then that he buys medically safe, environmentally friendly furniture? There are labels that confirm the sustainability and therefore the reliability of the products.
In addition to quality labels, consumers should look carefully at the furniture itself. You should avoid furniture with many adhesive surfaces and coated fabrics. In particular teflon-layers may contain volatile organic compounds. Those are better to avoid, otherwise you can damage your own health and environment. Also, you should buy only from the store you trust. Trustworthy distributors and online stores answer in detail to all the questions of consumers. They also encourage open communication with customers and are available for questions at any time.