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The Beauty and Benefits of Sustainable Furniture
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The Beauty and Benefits of Sustainable Furniture

In the age of environmental awareness, sustainability isn't just a buzzword; it's a way of life. From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, many of us strive to make choices that minimise our impact on the planet. But what about the furniture we fill our homes with? Sustainable furniture offers a stylish solution for those seeking to reduce their carbon footprint without sacrificing style or comfort.

Sustainable furniture prioritises environmental consciousness throughout its lifecycle, from materials selection to manufacturing processes. Plenty of our carefully curated range of products are manufactured by local domestic and European manufacturers. Our technology and visualisation tools give our customer the ‘try-before-you-buy’ meaning returns are greatly reduced.

Read more about The Roost’s sustainability mission here.

Unlike furniture made with synthetic materials and toxic chemicals, sustainable furniture is often crafted with natural, non-toxic materials. This means better indoor air quality for you and your family, as well as a healthier home environment overall. Bring the outdoors in with low-maintenance indoor plants from Leaf Envy. Not only do they add a touch of nature, but they also contribute to a healthier living environment. Consider placing plants in stylish pots to enhance the overall aesthetic.

Many sustainable furniture makers are small-scale artisans who take pride in their craft. We chose almost exclusively UK and European brands which in turn, reduces our carbon footprint. By purchasing their products, consumers can support local economies and help preserve traditional craftsmanship. Although some of our brands do come from further afield, we have ensured they already ship to the UK, therefore limiting our impact.

Sustainable products often boast unique designs and finishes that set them apart from mass produced alternatives. From rustic reclaimed wood tables to cane and bamboo chairs and accessories, sustainable furniture offers a wide range of styles to suit every taste.


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Instead of buying cheap, disposable furniture, invest in high-quality pieces that will stand the test of time. Wooden items are made to last. Hadeda’s hand-woven cane 2-seater sofa has been sustainably crafted in rural Malawi, and will add a homey, textured touch to your dining or living space.

Sustainable furniture doesn't have to match perfectly. Mix and match different pieces to create a unique, eclectic look that reflects your personal style. Similarly, cushions and throws instantly update an old sofa, giving an extended life to much loved pieces of furniture. A colourful runner helps to ground a room and gives a starting point to pick out colours to accentuate accessories around your room.

Ian Snow are proud of their ethical standards and are passionate about the environment. They use their voice to try and make change happen. It is evident that at Ian Snow they are always trying their very best to do the very best, continuously learning and and evolving, even 45 years on! They stand for people and planet and that's why we love them here at The Roost.

New Brand to The Roost, Panda London make it feel as luxurious as possible with exceptional products that do not cost the Earth. Combining the latest in cutting-edge science with the natural wonders of their signature, soft bamboo — their world-loved bedding and bath collections are as kind to your skin as they are to our planet. 

Leading lighting brand, Tala have been working since 2015 to establish themselves as the frontrunner of design-led, sustainable lighting and to be the definitive zero-carbon lighting. They join unique rug makers Floor Story in meeting the high standards required to become a B Corp certified business and part of a wider collective who share similar values.

We are proud of the brands committed to creating change. Coat Paints made to order service ensures minimum wastage in a dedicated and sustainable way. Scottish furniture manufacturer Clock House Furniture skilled team of joiners, upholsterers and specialist finishers make everything on-site delivering an undeniable quality of finish.

In a world where environmental sustainability is more important than ever, sustainable furniture offers a stylish and eco-friendly solution for conscientious consumers. By choosing furniture crafted from responsibly sourced materials and designed with longevity in mind, we can create homes that are not only beautiful and comfortable but also environmentally friendly. So, whether you're furnishing a new home or looking to update your existing space, consider making the switch to sustainable items—it's a choice you can feel good about.

We don't expect you to furnish your whole house with new furniture, we want you to source lots of vintage and second hand, however, if you want to buy once, come to us for the good quality items made to last. At The Roost, we just want to empower you to make the right choice for yourself by having all the information at your fingertips. 

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