Price range FSC certified wood

No VOC stains

Water-based glues

 Natural latex cushion

Uses wool for FR compliance

Organic or renewable natural fabrics

Sells only non-toxic furniture

Owns its factory

Has product or factory eco certs

Member of  Sustainable Furniture Council

Contributes %-age of profits

Making non-toxic furniture for more than three years

SCORE

Comments

Pottery Barn $

1

1

soy-based foam cushion, recycled poly foam arms, recycled steel springs
Crate & Barrel $

1

1

2

corn and soy based cushions/ wood from responsibly mananged forests. Made by Lee.
Norwalk Furniture $

1

1

2

Preserve soy-based foam.)Only 10% soy. Recycled wire
Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams $$$

1

1

2

domesticaly sourced wood, soy based foam, regenerated fibers
Room & Board $

1

1

1

3

Can’t figue out what is eco about their pieces other than FSC-certified wood.
Palacek $$

1

1

1

1

4

imports all. Thru trade
CR Laine $

1

1

1

1

4

down2earth collection only. Soy-based foam. Sold only at Circle Furniture.
Harden Furniture $$

1

1

1

1

1

5

Preserve soy-based foam.)Only 10% soy.
Ikea $

1

1

1

1

1

5

poor carbon footprint, uses wood from responsibly managed forests. Eliminates many toxins.
Rowe Furniture $

1

1

1

1

1

5

 Eco-Rowe Collection only. Soy-based foam.Recycled polys. PBDE-free.
Lee Industries $$

1

1

1

1

1

1

6

20% soy-based Preserve foam. Recycled poly. Sofas start at $1800+
Bean Products $$$$

1

1

1

1

1

1

6

Chicago. Small collection.Sofa $5200. Doesn’t use wool for FR??
Viesso $$

1

1

1

1

1

1

6

LA. No organic cotton and no wool. Sofa=$2900
Maria Yee $$

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

7

imported from China.Bamboo frames
RC Green/Vivavi $$$$

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

7

LA. Sofa $5600. Sold only in Vivavi
Q Collection $$$$$

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

7

NYC. Sells through showrooms. Won best of Green for juvenile collection.
Pure by Ami McKay $$$$

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

7

no wool. Flame retardants? Sofa=$5200
Greener Lifestyles $$$$

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

8

$5800+ for sofa
Furnature $$$$

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

8

Pioneer. Sofa $5200
Zola $$$

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

9

Oregon. Sofa $4800
Environmental Language $$$$$

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

9

Chicago  Eco upholstered furniture options
Cisco Bros. $$$$

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

9

LA. Sells through showrooms. 82″ sofa $5000
EKLA Home $$$

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

9

Sofa $3800
Greener Lifestyles $$$

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

9

Seattle based. 75″ sofa $4500
A Natural Home

 

Further comments: Many of these companies are using soy-based foams, ranging from 5%-20%, but the balance is still petroleum and have chemical flame retardants. They did not earn                          points under “Non-toxic foam cushions”.
I did not give points to companies using natural fiber fabrics unless the fabrics contained no pesticides and low impact dyes.
Although some companies use certified eco ingredients, none posted certs on website and I gave no credit for component certification, only for certification of final product or factory.
Carbon footprint is important, but not included because origin of components and finished products are not divulged on  most websites.

PRICE: $=<$2000, $$=$2000-$3499, $$$=3500-$4999, $$$$=$5000-$6999, $$$$$=$7000+  for 84″ sofa

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