9 Eco-Friendly Furniture and Lighting Brands to Furnish the Conscious Home

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Furniture and lighting choices are often among the most considered purchases someone makes — especially when looking for a sustainable option. We have curated a list of exceptionally designed furnishings — made from earth-friendly materials and with superior quality and functionality in mind — to make these choices a bit easier.

Our curation includes a variety of innovative, conscious home brands — from a furniture company and reforestation project that has planted nearly 1 million trees to a lighting brand preserving heritage Moroccan crafts.

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1. Masaya & Co

Originally founded as a reforestation project in Nicaragua, Masaya & Co has sustainability ingrained in its roots. The eco-friendly furniture brand responsibly sources the wood for their furniture from Nicaragua, planting 100 trees for every product, as part of their commitment to replenishing previously deforested land. Masaya & Co has planted nearly 1 million trees so far!

Not only does their reforestation project support healthier ecosystems and aid in carbon sequestration, it also provides a sustainable economic opportunity for Nicaraguans. Instead of selling their land for agriculture and livestock use, Nicaraguans are able to make an income by sustainably harvesting timber from their forests.

Much of Masaya & Co’s furniture is designed by co-founder, Abril, and the brand partners with architects and furniture designers who know the best uses for certain types of wood. Local artisans and expert craftsmen from across Nicaragua then bring these designs to life, crafting stunning furniture with care. The attention to quality workmanship at every stage of the process ensures that Masaya & Co’s furniture will last the test of time. For more on Masaya & Co, read our spotlight on the brand here.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan

Categories: Chairs, Desks, Dressers, Shelves, Sofas, Stools, Tables 

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2. Emeco

Sustainable furniture company Emeco creates sleek, durable furniture made from earth-minded materials. Emeco uses reclaimed and recycled materials, including infinitely recyclable aluminum, cork, wood, and eco-concrete for their stand-out chairs, tables, and stools.

Crafted in Hanover, Pennsylvania with exceptional care, Emeco’s functional furniture passes commercial-grade standards, meaning these are investment pieces you can count on having for a lifetime — and beyond.

Their most iconic piece is the Navy Chair, which is a recycled aluminum chair build for Navy ships in 1944. The Navy Chair is still sold today!

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan

Categories: Chairs, Stools, Tables, Benches

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3. Dounia Home

Dounia Home works with master artisans from Morocco to design stunning, contemporary Moroccan lighting using generations-old crafts. The brand’s founder and designer, Dounia Tamri-Loeper, was inspired from a young age by the rich artistry and culture of Morocco, where she was born and raised.

The brand develops and produces their stunning lighting pieces in Morocco and even sources natural minerals from the country. The dazzling home goods in Dounia’s collection are also made with a high attention to quality — every piece is etched, polished, and sealed by hand. Dounia works with 10 artisans in Morocco, in their studio in Marrakesh, who are passionate about their traditional metalworking craft.

Dounia is committed to ethical production, utilizing a direct-trade model that enables them to pay artisans 30% higher wages on average. The home brand also follows sustainable practices in production, using high-efficiency LED light bulbs for their lamps, high-quality metals, and employing zero-waste standards for the solid brass, copper, and nickel silver metal in their collections.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Vegan, POC-Owned, Women-Owned

Categories: Floor Lamps, Pendants, Sconces, Semi-Flush, Table Lamps

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4. Greenington

Greenington is a sustainable furniture brand using 100% bamboo for their chairs, dining tables, cabinets, and other furnishings. Bamboo is a rapidly renewable grass, maturing in just 5 years! (As a reference, Brazilian Walnut trees take 40 years to mature, and Oak trees take 70 years.)

The company does not use clearcutting techniques but chooses to source bamboo responsibly from local farmers who remove each bamboo culm individually and keep the bamboo root system intact. This approach preserves the bamboo forest’s ecosystem. Additionally, Greenington eliminates waste throughout their production by using the entire bamboo culm — they even use the sawdust for generating steam in their dry kiln room and press machine.

The brand’s beautifully crafted, sleek-yet-sturdy furniture comes in a range of light to dark finishes. Since the furnishings are crafted using solid bamboo, there are natural variances, making each piece unique.

Values: Sustainable, Vegan, POC-Owned

Categories: Beds, Benches, Chairs, Desks, Dressers, Media Cabinets, Nightstands, Shelves, Stools, Tables 

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5. Area Home

Area Home was founded by Anki Spets in 1990 to expand the tradition of well-designed Scandinavian products. The home goods and furniture brand is based in New York, and sources natural, quality materials from around the world. The company is committed to both excellent design and quality, only working with manufacturers that ensure safe working environments and pay fair wages. The brand utilizes European factories that follow OEKO-TEX standards for the majority (85%) of their production.

Area Home’s furniture is custom-built in Wisconsin using hardwoods sourced from within the U.S. (such as solid American Walnut).

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan

Categories: Beds, Benches, Nightstands, Racks, Tables

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6. Simbly

Modern, minimalist and sustainable furniture company Simbly is on a mission to make easy-to-assemble, eco-friendly furniture made in the USA. Each of Simbly’s pieces is made from Appleply, a premium hardwood plywood that has been produced in Eugene, Oregon since the 1980s. Appleply is made from responsibly harvested wood from FSC Certified (Forest Stewardship Council) forests and uses a non-toxic, low-VOC, food-grade finish. Each piece is flat packed and is designed to be unboxed and assembled in just minutes. All Simbly furniture is made in a family-owned factory in Western North Carolina, just outside of the bustling city of Asheville. Simbly is a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council and plants a tree for every piece of furniture purchased.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan

Categories: Tables, Desks, Benches, Coffee Tables

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7. The Bright Angle

The Bright Angle is a US-based company with handmade porcelain lighting, dinnerware, and home decor. The slip-cast porcelain is crafted of raw materials local to their studio in Asheville, NC.

The slip cast technique used by The Bright Angle’s artisans gives their pieces a uniformly modern look, while the translucent porcelain creates that ultimate ambient lighting.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan

Categories: Lamps, Pendant Lights, Sconces, Home Decor

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8. Original BTC

London-based lighting company Original BTC is a family-owned business sourcing quality natural materials from the UK for their quality table, pendant, and wall sconce lighting.

Each piece of lighting from Original BTC is handmade consciously by ceramicists, metalworkers, and craftspeople earning living wages with exceptional attention to detail.

All of Original BTC’s lighting is UL certified and made to last for generations to come — and is completely recyclable once it has reached its end of life.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan

Categories: Pendant Lights, Floor Lights, Lamps, Wall Lights

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9. Asano

Asano’s warm-hued lighting is the ultimate way to bring in some hygge vibes to any room in your house!

The brand’s brilliant LED lamps and lanterns are handmade in Japan from bamboo filament, rice paper, and wood handles.

For nearly 100 years, Asano has been partnering with master artisans using centuries-old heritage lamp-making techniques.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan

Categories: Lamps

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