Earth Day 2013

In the spirit of Earth Day, we are sharing three of our favorite ways to design in an earth friendly way!

Furniture:  One of our ‘go-to’ furniture manufacturers to specify is Lee Industries.  Located in North Carolina, not only do they make some of the best quality furnishings available, but they have been making environmentally friendly practices standard since before the green movement became mainstream.  They offer a wide range of residential furniture options that we and our clients love, and supporting an American company that cares about the environment is a win for everyone.  Check out their complete Green Story and commitment to the environment at their website, Lee Industries.

Paint:  The paint industry has come leaps and bounds when it comes to options for those who either have allergies/sensitivities or want to make more earth-friendly decisions.  Two of our most specified paint manufacturers, Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore offer a good selection of low to zero VOC paints.

Fabric:

Pollack Fabrics:  Serving the commercial and residential interior design community with amazing fabrics for the past 25 years, Pollack operates with a strong environmental commitment and various Green options for those who want to choose something above and beyond just being ‘earth friendly’.  Check out their website to see examples of their amazing sustainable fabrics.

Brentano Fabrics: In their 23 years in the textile industry, Brentano fabrics has focused on a pairing of beauty and performance.  Their large line of ‘eco-fabrics’ include bamboo, eco-wool, recycled fiber, green faux leather, and organic cotton.  With beautiful pattern and designs, Brentano offers no compromise when it comes to selecting an environmentally conscious fabric.  Check out their website to see examples of their ‘eco-fabric’ lines.

 

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