Whether you need sustainable furniture for your bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, or patio, these ethical and eco friendly furniture companies have what you need to furnish your space consciously.
These environmentally friendly furniture companies have everything from sustainable office chairs and desks to bed frames and storage furniture (with a whole lot in between!)
What is Sustainable Furniture?
Just as with anything with the word ‘sustainable’ in front of it: there’s a lot to consider when it comes to sustainable furniture! Below is a list of elements to get started with.
The most sustainable furniture is the furniture that already exists! Shopping for used furniture prevents that piece from being landfilled and reduces the need to produce new furniture. Looking secondhand is also a way to get affordable sustainable furniture.
The most common places to get used furniture are Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, or OfferUp. Apartment Therapy Bazaar also has a wide selection. This guide features several other secondhand furniture marketplaces with more curated selections as well.
Below is a list of eco-friendly furniture materials that a sustainable furniture company might use:
- Reclaimed or sustainably harvested wood (look for labels like FSC-Certified)
- Recycled steel or recycled aluminum for metal furniture
- Natural fabrics like organic cotton, hemp, and linen or recycled fabrics for upholstery
- Natural Dunlop latex, Talalay latex, or CertiPUR-US® certified foam
- Recycled or natural fiber fills for pillows and cushions
- Non-toxic, low to zero-VOC finishes and stains, such as linseed oil
Responsible and Local Production
A sustainable furniture company should also be considering their workers, ensuring safe conditions and fair wages.
Ideally, the brand would produce their furniture domestically to minimize emissions and increase transparency of their supply chain. Some of the furniture brands in this guide even own their own manufacturing facility, which is a major bonus!
Check the furniture company’s About or Sustainability pages to see if they include any information about the factories they source from or the craftspeople and furniture artisans that they partner with to produce their pieces.
Other Sustainability Efforts
In addition to environmentally-friendly materials and fair production standards, sustainable furniture brands likely have several other sustainability initaitives.
These might include:
- A take-back, resale program, or secondhand marketplace
- A repair program or ability to buy replacement components
- Reforestation projects that replenish forests beyond the trees sourced for their furniture
- Donation initiatives to environmental or social justice organizations
What Are Some Sustainable Furniture Companies?
Clearly, there’s a lot to sort through when it comes to sustainable furniture, so our goal is to make that search easier.
Below are 27 sustainable furniture stores, environmentally friendly furniture companies, and secondhand furniture marketplaces that are doing things better. That might mean they are sourcing eco-friendly materials, using non-toxic finishes and fabrics, producing locally and ethically, considering the full lifecycle of their products, or all of the above!
Looking for some decor too? Check out this guide to ethical home decor brands.
The following roundup includes partners and affiliates. As always, all brands meet rigorous sustainability criteria and are brands we truly love — and that we think you’ll love too.
Sustainable by design, Sabai is an affordable sustainable furniture brand with modern, responsibly-made seating. They offer two repurposed fabric options — either recycled velvet or upcycled polypropylene — and the frames are made from FSC-certified wood. Sabai also uses mechanical fasteners in it’s upholstery process instead of glue, low-VOC stains for their domestic maple legs, recycled fiber fills, and certiPUR-US certified foam.
Plus, Sabai works with an ethical, fair wage manufacturer located domestically in North Carolina, which helps to minimize their shipping footprint.
Furniture Categories: sofas, sectionals, chairs, and ottomans
2. Savvy Rest
Savvy Rest creates functional, sustainable furniture with your health and the planet’s health in mind. The brand sources only the best natural and organic materials for their non-toxic furnishings, like hemp and organic cotton fabric, natural Talalay latex, responsibly sourced solid hardwood, and zero-VOC stains.
Furniture Categories: sofas, loveseats & armchairs, tables, benches
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3. Maiden Home
This woman-founded, direct-to-consumer brand handcrafts gorgeous sustainable furniture that’s designed to last for a lifetime. Maiden Home’s timeless (but far from boring!) pieces are made-to-order in North Carolina with exceptional care.
The eco friendly furniture brand uses solid hardwood that’s sourced in line with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative standards, CertiPUR-US® soy-based foam, and recycled steel springs. Additionally, Maiden Home does not use harmful chemicals such as flame retardants and works to source water-based, low VOC glues and stains.
Furniture Categories: sofas & sectionals, chairs, beds, tables, benches & ottomans, dining tables, dining chairs & stools
4. Made Trade
Made Trade is an online destination of ethically and sustainably made goods from brands around the globe. The site has a collection of furniture from eco and fair trade brands such as Masaya & Co and Emeco. Brands featured on Made Trade source their materials responsibly and compensate their workers fairly.[This guide has even more consciously curated marketplaces to bookmark in your browser!]
Furniture Categories: dining tables and side tables, chairs, stools, bookshelves, sofas, desks, benches, and ottomans
Medley Home is an eco-friendly furniture brand that handcrafts their pieces in California with mindful materials. The company uses domestically-sourced hardwoods (no plywood here!) from FSC-certified forests and solid bamboo, which is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world. Medley Home’s wood pieces are finished naturally with a blend of beeswax, carnauba wax, and olive oil.
For foam, Medley sources only CertiPUR-US® certified foam or certified organic natural latex, and for textiles, the company uses GOTS-certified organic linings and other natural fabrics such as hemp and wool.
Furniture Categories: sofas & sectionals, chairs, dining tables, dining chairs, bed frames, storage, benches and ottomans, side tables
Getting their start as a non-toxic mattress brand, Avocado now crafts eco-friendly furniture too. [Check out more mattress brands here!]
The Certified B-Corporation crafts both their mattresses and furniture in their own GOTS organic and FSC-certified facility in Los Angeles. Additionally, the majority of Avocado’s offerings have non-toxic certifications like Greenguard Gold and the MADE SAFE® seal.
Their solid wood furniture is made from either 100% reclaimed wood or sustainably-harvested American timber.
Furniture Categories: bed frames, nightstands & end tables, dressers, benches
Thuma makes environmentally friendly, modern and minimalistic platform beds. The brand’s platform bed frames are crafted with upcycled, repurposed rubberwood, and for every order made, Thuma plants a tree.
The Bed is thoughtfully designed for functionality and quality too—the conscious company even backs their pieces with a lifetime warranty. With Thuma’s direct-to-consumer model, their eco-friendly beds are also pretty affordable.[Check out more eco-friendly bed frames in this guide.]
Furniture Categories: platform bed frames
8. Viva Terra
Viva Terra is an eco-friendly furniture and home goods company founded 15 years ago. The furniture company works with artisan communities in over 20 countries around the globe and works with Fair Trade partners to ensure ethical production. They have icons of their values by each product so you can shop according to what’s most important to you: handmade with care, recycled, all-natural, responsible wood, or made in the USA.
Furniture Categories: sofas, bookshelves, side tables, cabinets, storage, dining tables, chairs, mirrors, benches, and bed frames
As you might guess, The Futon Shop makes sustainable futons, but they also have other furniture like bed frames and sofas.
The woman-founded furniture and mattress company uses eco-friendly and non-toxic materials such as certified organic cotton cotton and wool, organic Dunlop latex, OEKO-Tex 100 certified coconut coir and hemp, and solid American hardwood.
Furniture Categories: futons & futon frames, bed frames & platform beds, sofas & sectionals
Greenington is a bamboo furniture company with stunning, sustainably-crafted pieces for every room in your home: from the office to the bedroom.
Each piece is made from responsibly hand-harvested (never clear cut) Moso bamboo, which is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet. Greenington also sources only mature bamboo to ensure maximum strength and durability.
Furniture Categories: beds, nightstands & dressers, desks, bookcases & shelving, dining tables, dining chairs & counter stools, coffee tables & side tables, cabinets & credenzas
ABC Carpet & Home has ethically and sustainably made furnishings in nearly every category from rugs to kitchen goods to lighting. The conscious furniture company follows a variety of standards for the various goods they source, and you can find products that meet your values by looking at their icons of organic, recycled, pure, handmade, indigenous, goodcolor, goodthread, fair and square, energy-conscious, and more.
Furniture Categories: sofas, sectionals coffee tables, benches, sectionals, and bed frames
AptDeco is a mecca for buying and re-selling furniture in nearly every category from various brands—including West Elm, Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel. There’s also often quite a few beautiful vintage furniture available on the site.
Furniture Categories: bed frames, headboards, chairs, dressers, cabinets, nightstands, side tables, coffee tables, desks, sofas, mirrors, benches, storage, and more
EcoBalanza makes sofas from all-natural fabrics such as merino wool, organic cotton, and FSC-certified wood. The eco-friendly brand only with suppliers that have certifications from 3rd parties such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Global Organic Textile Standard, and Greenguard. All of EcoBalanza’s sustainable furniture is handcrafted by skilled artisans
Furniture Categories: Sofas, sectionals
Resource Furniture has premium furniture crafted with the highest standards for quality and sustainability. All pieces are made to order ensuring minimal waste and maximum satisfaction. Additionally, Resource’s products comply with the Toxic Substances Certification Act (TSCA), which guarantees that no formaldehyde was used in the manufacturing process.
Furniture Categories: sofas, sectionals, wall beds, bed frames, dining tables, side tables, coffee tables, chairs, stools, cabinets, closets, storage, and mirrors
Kaiyo is a furniture resale site, but with a significant perk. They do all of the heavy lifting for you — literally. The company picks up the used furniture from the seller and delivers it right to you. Kaiyo also inspects and cleans the furniture on their marketplace.
Furniture Categories: bed frames, dining tables, coffee tables & end tables, office desks, sofas & chairs, benches & ottomans, storage, and more
Vermont Wood Studios is a sustainable wooden furniture company committed to producing responsibly-harvested furnishings, while also spreading awareness about the unsustainable and illegal logging taking place in the furniture industry. To date, the company has planted over 55,000 trees to restore the Amazon and other forests.
The company also pays their Vermont craftspeople fair wages and ensures good working conditions.[Find more sustainable storage furniture brands here.]
Furniture Categories: dressers, bed frames, mirrors, dining tables, side tables, nightstands, benches, cabinets, chairs, desks, bookcases, chests, and TV stands
Myakka is an accredited sustainable and ethical furniture company, along with its suppliers in India, Vietnam and Thailand, pay workers fair prices. The company visits these workshops twice a year to ensure continual improvement. Myakka also sources timber from government-managed, sustainable plantations.
Furniture Categories: dining tables, side tables, desks, chairs, sofas, bookcases, storage, bed frames, headboards, dressers, mirrors, benches, cabinets, TV stands, and storage
18. Cisco Home
Cisco Home is a sustainable furniture company with responsibly sourced and manufactured furniture. Cisco has videos showing the various sustainable practices used and great footage inside the production facilities where the craftsmen work. The eco-friendly home furnishings brand also uses ecological materials such as FSC-certified and reclaimed wood, upcycled materials, hand blown glass, water based finishes, and organic oils.
Furniture Categories: sofas, sectionals, chairs, benches, stools, bed frames, mirrors, ottomans, and case goods
Viesso is an eco-friendly furniture brand using natural and recycled materials, avoiding harsh chemicals, and manufacturing in the U.S. The sustainable materials Viesso uses include organic cotton, wool, recycled fabrics, reclaimed wood, and all-natural latex. By producing locally in the U.S., Viesso also ensures transparent production and a lower carbon footprint due to reduced shipping distances.
Furniture Categories: sofas, sectionals, chairs, dining tables, end tables, benches, stools, desks, bookcases, recliners, coffee tables, bed frames, nightstands, and storage
Handcrafted from durable materials like responsibly-sourced hardwood, Burrow’s furniture is designed to be your next heirloom. Burrow’s modular sofas are the true standouts: they’re designed to be assembled and configured in a variety of ways so you can customize them to your needs even through moves and family changes.[Check out this guide for more eco-friendly sofas.]
Furniture Categories: seating, storage, tables, benches
Chairish is an online destination to sell and buy used furniture, largely vintage furniture. The site has a massive collection of furniture in every category, no matter how specific, that you may be looking for. However, it is more expensive than other secondhand marketplaces since they have more of a focus on vintage furniture.
Furniture Categories: sofas, love seats, chairs, stools, dining tables, side tables, storage, bed frames, cabinets, shelving, dressers, nightstands, wardrobes, and more
22. Haiku Designs
Haiku Designs is an eco-friendly furniture company crafting well-designed, high-quality, non-toxic, and functional home furnishings. The brand uses sustainable materials such as solid bamboo and responsibly sourced wood. Haiku has been certified by the International Tropical Timber Organization which verifies a company is harvesting wood legally and sustainably.
Furniture Categories: dining tables, chairs, bed frames, sofas, sectionals, recliners, TV stands, side tables, and desks
Furniture giant West Elm has added a sustainable collection to their offerings! The company defines “sustainably sourced” as furniture made either from reclaimed wood or FSC-certified wood from responsibly harvested sources.
Furniture Categories: bed frames, cribs, nightstands, dressers, nightstands, dining tables, chairs, benches, coffee tables, outdoor tables, bookcases, desks, sofas, and sectionals
Crate & Barrel is another major furniture source that has added an eco-friendly furniture collection to their offerings. The company has an expansive line of FSC-certified wood furniture for your dining room, living room, bedroom, kitchen, or even your outdoor patio.[This guide has more sustainable outdoor furniture options.]
Furniture Categories: dining tables, benches, accent chairs, ottomans, sofas, dressers, nightstands, and outdoor furniture
25. Etsy Reclaimed
While generally known for crafty trinkets, Etsy also has a diverse collection of handcrafted reclaimed and refurbished furniture. Most of the pieces have a charming rustic appearance and are made to order.
Furniture Categories: dining tables, chairs, benches, shelving, dressers, nightstands, desks, headboards, coffee tables, accent tables, outdoor furniture, and more
EBTH (Everything But the House) is an estate sale marketplace where you bid for the vintage items you’d like (like a fancier version of eBay). EBTH employs experts to authenticate, sort and photograph all items to guarantee satisfaction and quality.
Furniture Categories: dining tables, end tables, chairs, armchairs, sofas, love seats, dressers, chests, end tables, bed frames, cabinets, desks, and more
Founded in North Carolina with the mission to create beautiful, sustainable, and accessible furniture, Simbly crafts well-designed pieces using earth-minded practices — and prices their products fairly. Simbly’s wood is sourced responsibly from FSC-certified forests and the brand’s furniture is made just right down the road from Asheville, North Carolina, which minimizes the company’s shipping carbon footprint and also allows for more transparency. Beyond eco-conscious materials and production practices, Simbly also plants one tree for every product sold and delivers its furniture in locally-made, partially recycled cardboard boxes.
Furniture Categories: tables, desks, and benches