5 Ways to Incorporate Sustainable Furniture into Your Home with James+James: Locally Made, Sustainable Materials, High-Quality, Repurpose or Upcycle, and Donate or Sell
Recent years have seen a rise in interest in sustainability, and with good cause. Many of us are seeking methods to live more sustainably as we become more aware of our impact on the environment. Sustainable furniture is one method to achieve this in our homes.
At James+James, we take pride in making handcrafted, custom-made to order furniture that is attractive and environmentally friendly. We'll look at five ways to incorporate sustainable furniture into your house in this blog post.
- Pick furniture that is made locally.
You may lessen your carbon impact and support local companies by purchasing locally made furniture. All of James+James' furniture is handcrafted in the United States, so your purchase will help American artisans and cut down on transportation emissions. Additionally, furniture purchased from a local business is guaranteed to have been crafted with care and attention to detail.
- Consider using eco-friendly materials
When purchasing environmentally friendly furniture, seek out substances that are non-toxic, recyclable, and renewable. Solid hardwoods like maple, oak, and alder are durable and renewable and are used at James+James.
- Invest in long-lasting, high-quality furniture.
Choosing sturdy, high-quality furniture that will last for many years is one of the finest ways to be sustainable. Buying well-made furniture will help you avoid having to replace it as often, which will ultimately result in less waste. In order to guarantee that your investment will last for generations, we at James+James take great satisfaction in producing furniture that is both attractive and strong.
- Upcycle or Reuse Old Furniture
Repurposing or upcycling used furniture is an additional sustainable practice. Consider giving an old dresser or table a new life with a new coat of paint or a new set of hardware rather than throwing it away.
- Furniture can be donated or sold.
Finally, rather than tossing away an old piece of furniture when it's time to part with it, think about selling or donating it. This will increase the likelihood that it can be reused and lessen waste that ends up in landfills.
At James+James, we believe that sustainability and beauty can go hand in hand. By choosing sustainable furniture for your home, you can reduce your impact on the environment and create a beautiful, comfortable space for your family.
Whether you're looking for a new dining room table, a cozy porch swing, or a sleek sofa table, we're here to help you find the perfect sustainable furniture for your home. Shop our collections today and start creating a more sustainable home!