TOP 10 HOMEWARES TO STYLE YOUR HOME SUSTAINABLY
Updated: Feb 10, 2020
Shopping sustainably for your home can be a real challenge. Knowing which brands to trust and getting to grips with sustainable manufacturing and ethical practices is difficult. Thankfully I'm here to put a friendly arm around your shoulder and give you a heads up on some beautiful products that help you live a stylish and sustainable life.
Without further ado (and in no particular order) here are my top ten sustainable homewares for 2020;
PLUMEN ENERGY BULB
The world's first designer low energy bulb, the iconic Plumen 001 LED is a high performing LED light bulb with a lifetime of 20,000 hours. With a warm white colour and stunning design, Plumen 001 makes a beautiful lasting edition to any eco-conscious home. LED lighting is the the most eco-friendly lighting option around, but it’s not always the most aesthetically pleasing. That’s why we love Plumen, makers of the world’s first designer energy efficient light bulb. These recyclable lamps combine eco-efficiency with stylish design, making them an absolute must for your sustainable home.
DURALEX PRISME MARINE GLASS TUMBLER
Duralex build everyone of their products locally at their factory in France. Their range of sleek glassware is carefully tempered for maximum strength; they're shock resistant, thermal shock resistant and virtually unbreakable. Duralex also make a huge effort to minimise their carbon footprint. Their French factory uses kilns equipped with particulate filters to reduce emissions and their cardboard packaging is non-polluting and fully recyclable. Duralex also offer aftercare via their website. C'est Magnifique.
DIP AND DAZE FAIRTRADE BEDDING
Considering we all wrap ourselves up in our covers for up to a third of our lives we think it’s pretty important to know we are not smothering ourselves in nasty chemicals, while at the same time being able to sleep well in the knowledge that all of those involved in making our products have been treated fairly too. All Dip and Daze products are designed to look and feel as luxurious as possible, but never at the cost of the farmers, factory workers or our planet. Using sustainable production methods and fair trade practices, you can can sleep soundly knowing your sheets are manufactured the right way.
HUSKEE KEEP CUP
Made from repurposed waste material, Huskee is the ideal keep cup for coffee on-the-go.
Coffee husk is an organic material and typically a waste byproduct that is produced at the milling stage of coffee production. By recycling this material, Huskee have developed a non -toxic (BPA free), food safe and sustainable cup to be used over and over again.
The cup has thermal properties that will keep your coffee hotter for longer and has a unique grippable form. The sleek and industrial design is one of the nicest keep cups we have came across.
LAYLE AND NENBO CHUNKY KNIT BLANKET
Layle and Nenbo is an eco-friendly hand knit homewares brand run by two sisters from Yorkshire. They wanted to combine their passion for knitting with wanting to help protect our planet and animals by creating items for the home which have a minimal impact on the environment. Their knitted designs are made from recycled and vegan-friendly materials and have plastic-free packaging.
Sofa ForLife Two Seater Modular Sofa
We couldn't put a list of sustainable homewares together without mentioning our Sofa ForLife. The world's first modular, transportable and sustainable sofa brings the circular economy into your home. Increase size, change colour & replace components over time - all within the circular economy. Not only does it save you money in the long run it's also super comfy and stylish. Not to mention it can be put together in less than 10 minutes with nothing more than a screwdriver. So no need for a flatpack assembly meltdown. Get set for a sustainable Netflix and Chill on your Sofa ForLife.
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Uashmama Paper Bag
Uashmama paper bags feel like leather, wash like a fabric, and flatten for easy storage, so they are ready to be used again and again. Store anything from craft materials, plants, to jewellery, or even use it to take your lunch to work!
Avocado Green Mattress
You've got the sustainable sheets, now get the sustainable mattress. The Avocado Green Mattress is GREENGUARD Gold Certified — and made with natural and organic materials, including GOLS organic certified latex from co-owned farmers' collectives and a co-owned processing facility in India, operating under the USDA National Organic Program; GOTS organic and OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified wool from a farmers' society that they also co-own; and GOTS organic certified cotton. Their non-toxic green bed combines the finest natural cushioning with an internal, zoned, pressure-point support system for proper back support and extended durability. They even make a new Vegan Mattress made without wool that is PETA-approved.
D.A.R. Projects Oval Ocean Planter
I am absolutely in love with this ocean planter from D.A.R Projects. The unique texture of the calcareous porous rock and the traditional craftsmanship of stone carvers from the north coast inspire this eco-design winner of the German Design Award 2016 [Germany] and the jurors choice at the Design Toronto festival 2017 [Canada]. The natural calcite rock washes across the ocean floor to the communities of Northern Perú. Transformed by hand into a beautiful object, the functional elements are equally as captivating. The pores of the reef, arranged vertically, act as a natural drainage system to maintain only the necessary humidity around the plant. An ideal planter for contemporary interior decoration with its speckled ceramic base
Masaya & Co. Velero Side Table
Furniture brand Masaya & Co. embodies end-to-end sustainability in its responsibly harvested wood furniture. Founded initially as a reforestation project in Managua, Nicaragua, Masaya & Co. later grew into a sustainable furniture brand, dedicated to timeless design, artisan craftsmanship and the sustainability of our planet’s resources. For every product sold, their company plants 100 trees in Nicaragua to help combat deforestation in the region as a result of clear-cutting. To date, Mayasa & Co. has planted more than 900,000 trees and currently employs 150 artisans in the region. I absolutely love this stunning side table from their collection, which would really bring a warmth and understated style to any home.
That wraps up my list. Please leave a comment with any questions you have, and recommendations for other homeware brands you've discovered, i'd love to hear them.
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