FurnitureMore and more people are opting for a sustainable and environmentally friendly way of life, using eco-friendly products in their daily lives. In the case of the furniture industry, there are also many companies that have taken the big step of manufacturing furniture based on eco-design and circular economy, not only because of the fact of making a sustainable product, but also because of the many advantages of eco-friendly furniture.
In this post by Pau we are going to see what are the main advantages of ecological furniture and why choose this type of inhouse manufacturing furniture over industrially manufactured furniture.
Advantages of eco-friendly furniture
They help create a fairer and more sustainable world
Every time we choose to buy an environmentally friendly furniture we are making a commitment to make our world a better place, not only on a socio-environmental level, but also on a social level.
Therefore, at Pau we recommend abandoning the linear economy model in which low-quality, single-use products are manufactured, and choosing the circular economy model based on making the most of resources and manufacturing with quality eco-friendly furniture materials to maximise their useful life.
The role of forests is fundamental for the conservation of the planet, not only because they retain 45% of the carbon of the earth’s surface, but also because they contain a large amount of flora and fauna that we must protect. That’s why choosing eco-friendly furniture prevents massive deforestation and illegal logging of endangered species.
It is very important to make sure that the wood used to make this type of furniture comes from sustainably managed forests, which promote the replanting of trees without contributing to deforestation. In this case, to ensure that the wood comes from such forests, look for the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) labels.
Create a healthy and harmonious home
As far as possible, it is advisable to avoid the furniture we buy being manufactured using elements that are harmful to health. In this case, this type of element not only affects the manufacturer, but also the end consumer.
Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to ensure that the lacquers and varnishes used are non-toxic, or that the upholstery and textiles are from ecological plantations without chemical treatments, among other aspects.
Its manufacture is harmless
Eco-friendly furniture not only creates a harmonious home, but its manufacture benefits both the person who makes it and the ecosystem itself.
And we say it is harmless because it is made from recycled materials, products from plantations or ecological farms, which have no CO2 emissions and help to conserve the environment.
Encourage recycling and reuse of materials
Another advantage of eco-friendly furniture is that it encourages and favours the reuse and recycling of materials. And this happens, for example, because when manufacturing an eco-friendly piece of furniture, all the material used are recycled pieces, as well as the surplus material is recycled for new uses. In other words, it is based on the circular economy mentioned above.
By choosing eco-friendly furniture or just an eco friendly couch, we can make any space look different, as well as reusing items and pieces, giving them a second use and giving them a new life.
Extensive product catalogue
Just because they are eco-friendly and made from recycled materials does not mean that eco-furniture is going to look cold or be excessively expensive: quite the opposite.
The fact of using this type of materials for the manufacture of ecological furniture means that we have a wide range of products, with different designs, in different colours and with both traditional and more modern styles.
For example, in the Pau catalogue you can find a wide variety of ecological furniture that you can adapt to any style of project.
Versatility and adaptation to the environment
Eco-friendly furniture is very versatile, which means that it can be used for both indoor and outdoor decoration projects.
At this point, one of the main advantages of ecological furniture is that it is more resistant and withstands the inclemency of the weather better when placed outdoors.
As you have been able to see, the advantages of ecological furniture are many and at Pau, manufacturers of sustainable furniture, we are aware of this. For this reason, in the catalogue available on the website you can find a wide range of styles and models of ecological furniture so that you can select the most suitable for your eco friendly interior design project.