The ethical and sustainable furniture companies featured below everything from sustainable office chairs and desks to bed frames and storage furniture (with a whole lot in between)!
These ethical and environmentally friendly furniture companies have just what you need to furnish your space consciously, whether you need sustainable bedroom furniture, living room furniture, dining room furniture, or outdoor furniture.
This is your ultimate guide to finding the very best in sustainable furniture in 2024.
The Best Sustainable Furniture Companies
There’s a lot to sort through when it comes to sustainable furniture, so our goal is to make that search easier.
Below are our favorite 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!
For more on what we consider “sustainable furniture” scroll down to the bottom below the brands!
The following roundup includes partners and affiliates. As always, all brands meet rigorous sustainability criteria and are brands we love — and that we think you’ll love too.
1. Savvy Rest
Savvy Rest creates functional, sustainable furniture with your health and the planet’s health in mind. The eco-friendly furniture brand sources only the best natural and organic materials for their non-toxic furnishings, like hemp and certified organic cotton fabric, natural Talalay latex, and responsibly sourced solid hardwood. You can also choose between a variety of zero-VOC stains or no finish for their wood furniture.
Furniture Categories: Sofas, Loveseats & Armchairs, Tables & Benches
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2. 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 pieces are made-to-order in North Carolina with exceptional care.
The eco friendly and ethical 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
3. 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 eco-conscious and ethical furniture from reputable brands such as Masaya & Co and Emeco.
Brands featured on Made Trade source their materials responsibly and compensate their workers fairly. You can also sort by values like Women-Owned, BIPOC-Owned, and Vegan.
Furniture Categories: Dining & Side Tables, Chairs & Stools, Bookshelves, Desks, Benches & Ottomans
Medley Home is an eco-friendly furniture company 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 & Side Tables, Dining Chairs, Beds, Storage, Benches & Ottomans
Getting their start as a non-toxic mattress brand, Avocado now crafts eco-friendly furniture too.
The Certified B-Corporation crafts both their furniture in a FSC-certified facility in Los Angeles and uses materials like 100% reclaimed wood and responsibly-harvested American timber. Additionally, the majority of Avocado’s offerings have non-toxic certifications like Greenguard Gold and the MADE SAFE® seal.
The brand has some gorgeous sustainable mid-century modern furniture pieces!
Furniture Categories: Beds, Nightstands & End Tables, Dressers, Benches & Ottomans
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.
Furniture Categories: Beds Frames, Dressers, Nightstands & Side Tables
7. What WE Make
Based in Chicago, What WE Make is an environmentally friendly furniture company that crafts non-toxic modern furniture from reclaimed materials.
They salvage wood from Midwestern barns and make the furniture start to finish themselves in Chicago to ensure the highest quality. Each piece is completed with zero-VOC finishes.
Furniture Categories: Bathroom Vanities, Tables, Storage & Dressers, Dining Tables, Coffee Tables & Console Tables
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, Ottomans
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, 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, Chairs & Stools, Coffee & Side Tables, Cabinets & Credenzas
11. The Citizenry
Artisan home and lifeestyle retailer The Citizenry has a gorgeous selection of ethical furniture. Each piece is made from thoughtful quality materials like veg-tanned leather, solid wood, and linen.
Next to each product, you’ll learn more about the ethically-run artisan workshop that is crafting your fair trade furniture.
Furniture Categories: Ottomans & Benches, Chairs & Stools, Tables & Nightstands
Handcrafted from durable materials like responsibly-sourced hardwood, Burrow’s eco-friendly 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
Inspired by nature, much of Parachute’s eco-friendly furniture is designed with organic shapes, like the coffee table pictured here.
From made-to-order beds crafted from solid hardwood and linen fabric to solid hardwood benches, this Carbon Neutral Certified business has stunning furniture for a variety of spaces in your home.
Furniture Categories: Beds, Sofas, Nightstands, Coffee & Side Tables, Chairs & Benches, Lighting
Originally known for their sustainable mattresses, this company has now expanded into eco-friendly bedroom furniture.
The company has a 180-day trial and a lifetime warranty, showing that they are committed to quality and service.
Materials vary by product but some of the responsible materials Saatva uses include responsibly-sourced hardwood, linen upholstery, and foams that meet CertiPUR-US® standards. Several product pages also note that the product is adherent to the Toxic Substances Control Act and contains no VOCs.
Furniture Categories: Bed Frames, Chairs, Ottomans, Rugs
15. Healthier Homes
Founded by expert healthy home builders, Jen and Rusty Stout, Healthier Homes is committed to helping you curate a healthier indoor space.
The online marketplace sells natural furniture, organic decor and non-toxic paint & finishes. You’ll find furniture, from seating to accent tables, made from materials like teak, acacia, mango wood, and jute. And if you’re working on some DIY projects, be sure to check out their selection of zero VOC paints.
Furniture Categories: Chairs & Stools, Side Tables & Coffee Tables, Benches, Shelving
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.
Furniture Categories: Dressers, Beds, Dining & Side Tables, Nightstands, Benches, Cabinets, Chairs, Desks, Bookcases & Chests, TV Stands
Furniture company West Elm has added sustainable collections 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 company 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. (More outdoor furniture brands here.)
Furniture Categories: dining tables, benches, accent chairs, ottomans, sofas, dressers, nightstands, and outdoor furniture
Secondhand Furniture Marketplaces
Want to try your hand at finding furniture in the secondhand market? Learn more about shopping for preowned furniture from interior designer Nina Verduin.
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
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
Chairish is an online destination to sell and buy used furniture, mostly vintage furniture. The secondhand furniture 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
What is Sustainable Furniture Anyway?
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:
This guide features several other secondhand furniture marketplaces with more curated selections as well.
Eco-Friendly Furniture Materials
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 Locally-Made Furniture
An ethical furniture company should 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!
Since I am based in the US, a lot of the brands in this guide are USA Made furniture companies.
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