Arbor Bench, Peter Danko, FSC maple and seat belt webbing at Vivavi
All kinds of things are called green these days, but when it comes to furniture, there are no standards. Metropolitan Home asks the question "How Green Is It?" and proceeds to explain what to look for.
"For example, you want furniture made from FSC-certified wood, which comes from forests managed to conserve biodiversity and approved by the nonprofit Forest Stewardship Council. You also want furniture made with paints and stains and even fiberboard that does not contain high amounts of volatile organic compounds, known as VOCs, such as formaldehyde. These can cause eye and throat irritation, not to mention damage to the central nervous system."
Lots of good advice and TreeHugger favourites at ::Metropolitan Home