Interior Trends: Sustainable Home
In the last few years the trend for sustainability and eco-conscious choices has become far more prolific. With this in mind, brands have fallen more in-tune with people’s requirements for sustainable and ethically-sourced products which aim to protect our natural resources. At Arlo & Jacob, we are committed to using FSC sourced wood in all our frames and have recently launched a range of sustainable fabrics made from recycled materials.
What does FSC mean?
FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council. It is a global, not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to promoting responsible forest management worldwide. At Arlo & Jacob, all the beech and birch hardwoods that we use in our frames come from FSC approved sources.
This month, we launched our new sustainable fabric range. Available in six colourways, these beautiful fabrics are made from a high-performance blend of 75% recycled cotton and 25% post-consumer recycled PET bottles. No water, dyes, or chemicals were used in their production, with a near 0% CO2 impact; plus the fabric factory is 50% solar powered. Available in a timeless stripe design and plain, in a soft, neutral colour palette, our sustainable fabrics prove you don’t need to compromise on style or quality to be environmentally friendly.
We love the contemporary, clean look of the Sustainable Plain range and think it would look exceptional on any of our more modern shapes, while the Sustainable Stripe has a subtle traditional feel that would look fantastic on any of our more classic pieces.
If you're looking for sustainable interior pieces to deck out your home, then you can't go far wrong with Weaver Green. Similar to our Sustainable Fabrics, their range of rugs and blankets are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. They're soft, durable, easy to clean and waterproof.
We recently discovered a British brand at designjunction that we fell in love with. TedWood is a contemporary British furniture brand that is committed to using sustainably grown British wood in the making of all their furniture, encouraging longevity in counterbalance to today's throwaway culture.
Some of our other favourite sustainable materials to decorate our homes with include Cork, Bamboo and Coconut.