We often think about eco-friendly living in terms of swapping out our CFL light bulbs for LEDs, recycling our milk jugs, and bringing reusable bags to the grocery store. But when it comes to how we decorate our homes, it can be a little more challenging to draw the line between what’s good for the planet and what’s not.
Here is a list of the home brands that are making a difference with their environmentally-friendly products and practices.
Bringing the global community a little bit closer together, this Pennsylvania-based company partners with artisans from around the world to support their business endeavors by providing the means and outlet to sell their work. This fair trade organization prioritizes fair wages, safe working conditions and the use of recycled materials in its products.
With a mission for preserving the rain forests of the world, this Vermont-based artisan furniture maker uses wood sourced exclusively from well-managed North American forests. As part of its commitment to sustainability, the company has also planted thousands of trees in the Amazon and other forests.
Combining global design and modern sustainability, VivaTerra works with talented craftspeople from around the world to offer the best of beautifully designed and eco-friendly home goods and clothing. They also encourage all of their partners to give back to the environment and their communities in their daily business practices.