TreeHugger has seen railroad ties used before in a sleek set of dining room chairs. Now Shiraleah has introduced the same innovative green thinking in the form of some savvy earthy interior accessories. Shiraleah makes it possible to decorate your home with a green eye just a little bit easier with its new line of ecelectic interior décor made from reclaimed railroad ties. These stunning rustic gems are great examples of what a little forethought and imagination can produce. The company uses reclaimed railroad ties for both a small decorative shelf and a bucolic stool, which is available in two sizes. The pieces are a great way to bring a bit of nature indoors.
The use of reclaimed materials in furniture packs a double eco-punch. First, think of the trees not freshly harvested so that you can put your feet up on that stool in your living room. Next, consider the educational impact of showing everyone that high-end decor can be eco-friendly.
Shiraleah's Green Commitment
Check out Shiraleah's other eco-friendly products. The company also has a line of trendy vegan handbags and other animal-free accessories. And it works directly with local artisans whenever possible. The company also donates 3 percent of the profits from its luxury fabric handbag sales to a center for disabled children in Hanoi, Vietnam.