8 Sustainable Designers We LoveDesign Guides
Going green used to mean sacrificing style. But in today’s home goods landscape, there are plenty of designers creating bold, fresh products, that are also sustainable and environmentally friendly. If you’re looking to heal the world with your stylish home, check out our favorite eco-friendly designers.
Whether you’re trying to decorate for the changing seasons, or if you’re looking to revamp you dining area, table settings are a great way to redecorate your kitchen table. You wouldn’t know it just by looking, but BottleCloth’s bright and modern table settings are made of recycled plastic bottles. Their products happen to be stain resistant and low maintenance, just in case you spill a few drops of merlot every once and a while.
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An accent wall or a full repaint is a great way to refresh any room in the home. And if you want to skip the toxic chemicals and fumes that are in most paints, check out Colorhouse Paints. Their premium offering features a wide-range of colors, so you can go green, or pick any other color that suits your palette.
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Organic cotton is a perfect example of how going green doesn’t mean passing up luxury. This natural and durable fiber is incredibly luscious and soft. Check out Coyuchi for getting your hands on some bedding and textiles made from sustainably grown organic cotton, and see the difference for yourself.
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Decorating your home with beautiful wood furniture doesn’t mean chopping down the whole rainforest. With Environment Wood you can rest easy, and be certain that your wood furniture is made with reclaimed, recycled, and sustainably harvested wood.
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If you’re looking for traditional furniture with a bold, modern color palette, then check out O&G studio in Rhode Island. Their American Windsor-style furnishings all qualify for LEED points, and non-VOC paints are available upon request.
And if you want to see their chairs in action, look no further than our Greenwich Estate Renovation Project.
Obeetee has been producing beautiful hand-woven rugs for over one hundred years, and recently, they’ve worked to become a socially conscious and sustainable company. They were the world’s first handmade woolen carpet company to be awarded the Social Accountability System Certificate, and have continued their commitment to socially conscious production methods.
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Known for their distinctive and colorful glazes that are wonderfully modern, this Northern-California company has been producing eco-friendly ceramics since 1948. By reusing their clay scraps, recycling water, and using paper packing materials instead of styrofoam, Heath Ceramics crafts all of their products with sustainability in mind.
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Jinja’s woven baskets are perfect for any room in the house that needs a bit of organization. Their smaller baskets are great for keeping in the kitchen, while their larger pieces can even be used as laundry hampers. Their homewares are handwoven in Portugal, and are made of 100% recycled textile waste.
Image via Tom Allen.