“Green” Upholstery Options

Perhaps you’ve clicked on this tab out of curiosity or maybe you’re looking for healthier or more ethical furniture options for you and your family.

Much of today’s modern building materials, carpets, paints, fabrics and upholstery materials contain toxic chemicals, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In our quest for energy-efficient, airtight homes and commercial buildings, we’ve created poor indoor air quality –  what is termed the Sick House or Sick Building Syndrome. Some of the symptoms of Sick House or Sick Building Syndrome include sensory irritation of the eyes, nose, throat; neurotoxic or general health problems; skin irritation; nonspecific hypersensitivity reactions; and odor and taste sensations. The sick house or building can be helped with better ventilation, using Green Building Methods, replacing synthetic carpets and rugs with ones made from natural fibers and by using eco-friendly upholstery methods.

Our “green” upholstery options include organic and fair-trade fabrics and materials. We also search for materials made in the USA. Green or Eco-friendly upholstery is upholstery done the old-fashioned way, with hand-tied springs, horsehair padding and organic cotton batting, instead of petroleum-based foam. These techniques leave you with furniture that will be more comfortable, wear better and longer and is healthier for your family AND the environment.

And, even better? You’ll find that the cost of this healthier alternative is more affordable than you might think. In fact, in some cases, it’s no more expensive than the “modern” methods using foam and synthetic fabrics!

We’d love to work on your special piece. Please contact us for an estimate on your project.