Wednesday, February 27, 2008

crate & barrel goes green

Imagine my excitement when I read about Crate & Barrel's new environmental initiative!
They have been working hard to develop new products, manufacturing processes and programs to expand their catalog of green products.
  • Eco-friendly upholstery - The majority of the upholstered sofa and chair frames are certified sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or other conservation organizations. The petroleum-based foam cushions are being replaced with soy and corn-based foam and fiber cushions.
  • Eco-friendly outdoor wood collections - The woods used in the outdoor furniture are certified sustainable.
  • Furniture and housewares in collaboration with the TFT (Tropical Forest Trust) - The hardwoods are sourced from plantations that are responsibly and socially managed for their long-term conservation. Some teak and mahogany collections are TFT-supported through the entire production process (harvest to final production).
  • Green kitchen, bed, and bath - Using sustainable bamboo, renewable acacia wood, recycled materials, 100% certified organic cotton (free of artificial dyes), and natural plant fibers.

Crate & Barrel helps make eco-friendly goods with great design more accesible and affordable. Hooray!

I especially love the Seguro media console (1st image, right) made of reclaimed Peroba wood with refined mahogany. Probably even more amazing in person.

image credit: crate&barrel


Anonymous said...

I love that such a big name is focused on going green, and doing it so stylishly. BTW...that console is AMAZING in person! They also have a cocktail table in the same material. I am waiting for a headboard...wouldn't that be awesome?

Dianna said...

there's a cocktail table too! i must see them both in person. the idea of a headboard would be fantastic. i would have to have it. a good source for your new biz :-)