UA Green: Responsible Furniture

Vancouver's Upholstery Arts introduces UA green, a new line of furniture built from lumber certified FSC and the Rainforest Alliance (read this week's Lucy Siegle article in the Guardian on this subject), fabrics that are recycled or recyclable, and "eco-suede" made from post consumer and post industrial polyester fibres- "any colour you want, as long as it's green!" It is sold through the DeBoer's chain of high end stores so it won't be cheap and will last a long time. However they throw in a kicker: when your purchase reaches the end of its long, useful life, they will take it back and you will "receive financial rewards", asking "Shouldn't the makers of products own the obligation to retrieve the waste that they make?". Nice Looking stuff at ::Upholstery Arts

Tags: Furniture | Recycling | Vancouver

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