What we're made of

Your living space isn’t just your sanctuary—it's a little ecosystem. 

WE BELIEVE

Eco-friendly furniture is not only a plus for the environment, but also for the place you call home.

We want the materials we use to be as clean and sustainable as possible. It’s a constant work in progress, because we’re always finding new things to improve on.

The way we do things is surprisingly different from the rest of our industry. Learning about this stuff can get confusing, but we’re here to make it easy for you.

Your living space isn’t just your sanctuary—it's a little ecosystem. 

Your living space isn’t just your sanctuary—it's a little ecosystem. 

WE BELIEVE

Eco-friendly furniture is not only a plus for the environment, but also for the place you call home.

We want the materials we use to be as clean and sustainable as possible. It’s a constant work in progress, because we’re always finding new things to improve on.

The way we do things is surprisingly different from the rest of our industry. Learning about this stuff can get confusing, but we’re here to make it easy for you.

WE BELIEVE

Eco-friendly furniture is not only a plus for the environment, but also for the place you call home.

We want the materials we use to be as clean and sustainable as possible. It’s a constant work in progress, because we’re always finding new things to improve on.

The way we do things is surprisingly different from the rest of our industry. Learning about this stuff can get confusing, but we’re here to make it easy for you.

The Wood

Solid wood (not plywood) is what makes furniture that will be around for the long haul. So you’ll be able to grow old together (but we prefer to think of it as “mature”).

Alder, Walnut, and Maple

We use domestically-sourced, kiln-dried alder hardwood for our furniture frames, and solid walnut and maple for tables and other hard goods. It always comes from FSC-certified forests. 

FACT: Good materials take time: our alder wood comes from trees that took 25 years to grow.

Bamboo

We also use solid bamboo which is great because it grows fast—it’s technically a “woody grass,” so it’s rapidly renewable. Bamboo is super strong (and not just for a grass).

FACT: Bamboo plants generate 35% more oxygen than an equivalent planting of trees. Thanks for the breath of fresh air, bamboo.

The Wood

Solid wood (not plywood) is what makes furniture that will be around for the long haul. So you’ll be able to grow old together (but we prefer to think of it as “mature”).

The Wood

Solid wood (not plywood) is what makes furniture that will be around for the long haul. So you’ll be able to grow old together (but we prefer to think of it as “mature”).

Alder, Walnut, and Maple

We use domestically-sourced, kiln-dried alder hardwood for our furniture frames, and solid walnut and maple for tables and other hard goods. It always comes from FSC-certified forests. 

Bamboo

We also use solid bamboo which is great because it grows so fast – it’s technically a “woody grass,” so it’s rapidly renewable. Bamboo is also super strong (and not just for a grass).

The Foam

We offer two kinds of foam cushions: CertiPUR-US®-certified foam and certified organic natural latex. If you want to know more (like, way more) about our natural latex, please get in touch. We love to nerd out about it.

CertiPUR-US®-certified Foam

All synthetic foams are not created equal. Our CertiPUR-US®-certified poly foam is the cleanest synthetic choice and is better than other available polyurethane foams because the material consistently meets updated emissions and durability standards. CertiPUR-US® leaves out unwanted chemicals like ozone depleters, flame retardants, formaldehyde, and phthalates. This material provides a medium-sit and holds it shape for years and years to come, providing comfort and durability. 

Organic Natural Latex

Made from the sap of rubber trees, this foam is comfortable, breathable, and amazingly durable. It's also mold-resistant, antimicrobial, and doesn’t transfer motion the way cushions and mattresses with coil springs can, making for a smooth and bounce-free lounge. When you choose natural latex foam, it means your furniture is 100% natural from the inside out (which is hard to find!). Ours is certified organic by The Global Organic Latex Standard. 

The Wool

Wool is such a magical material. It’s naturally breathable, hypoallergenic, temperature-regulating, antibacterial, moisture-wicking, and stain-resisting (not to mention biodegradable and renewable). 

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Wool

Our wool is gently shorn from grass-fed crossbred sheep, and sourced from farmers who genuinely care for the environment, encourage healthy ecosystems, and follow the “five freedoms” for animal welfare.

Our Wool meets the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 international mark of textile quality, indicating that it’s free from APEO, NPEO, pesticides, carcinogenic colourants, and heavy metals. We use it as an upholstery fabric and as a fluffy, comfy filling for chairs and sofas.

FACT: Wool is unexpectedly amazing when it comes to fire safety. Due to the way the wool strands are structured, they are naturally flame-resistant. It’s science!

The Foam

We offer two kinds of foam cushions: CertiPUR-US®-certified foam and certified organic natural latex. If you want to know more (like, way more) about our natural latex, please get in touch. We love to nerd out about it.

CertiPUR-US®-Certified Foam

All synthetic foams are not created equal. This polyester foam is the cleanest synthetic choice on the market. It’s certified by CertiPUR-US® (which is the highest standard for the industry).

Organic Natural Latex

Made from the sap of rubber trees, this foam is comfortable, breathable, and amazingly durable. When you choose natural latex foam, it means your furniture is 100% natural from the inside out (which is hard to find!). Ours is certified organic by The Global Organic Latex Standard.

The Wool

Wool is such a magical material. It’s naturally breathable, hypoallergenic, temperature-regulating, antibacterial, moisture-wicking, and stain-resisting (not to mention biodegradable and renewable). 

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Wool

Our wool is gently shorn from grass-fed crossbred sheep, and sourced from farmers who genuinely care for the environment, encourage healthy ecosystems, and follow the “five freedoms” for animal welfare.

Our Wool meets the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 international mark of textile quality, indicating that it’s free from APEO, NPEO, pesticides, carcinogenic colourants, and heavy metals. We use it as an upholstery fabric and as a fluffy, comfy filling for chairs and sofas.

The Fabric

We spend a lot of time obsessing about fabrics, and we’re always sourcing new ones and trying to raise our standards. We offer natural fabrics like cotton, hemp, and wool, as well as some certified organic textiles.

Linings

It’s not just the fabrics you can see and touch. All the linings inside the furniture are made of certified organic cotton by the Global Organic Textile Standard.

Synthetics

When a fabric is synthetic, it’s a better synthetic, chosen for durability and healthier materials. Greenguard Gold Certified or OEKO Certified are the standards for almost all of the synthetics we offer.

The Finish

Our natural beeswax polish nourishes, protects, and accentuates the beauty of our woods, bringing a matte finish and gorgeous, subtle glow to each piece.

Three simple ingredients

We nourish all our wood with Daddy Van's natural furniture polish, which has just three ingredients: beeswax, carnauba wax, and olive oil. That’s it!

Safe for people and the planet

Breathe easy: Daddy Van’s USDA-Certified, 100% bio-based polish leaves out unwanted volatile organic compounds and is odor-free.  

The Fabric

We spend a lot of time obsessing about fabrics, and we’re always sourcing new ones and trying to raise our standards. We offer natural fabrics like cotton, hemp, and wool, as well as some certified organic textiles.

Linings

It’s not just the fabrics you can see and touch. All the linings inside the furniture are made of certified organic cotton by the Global Organic Textile Standard.

FACT: In the world of cotton, organic farming produces around 46% less CO2 than conventional farming.

Synthetics

When a fabric is synthetic, it’s a better synthetic, chosen for durability and healthier materials. Greenguard Gold Certified or OEKO Certified are the standards for almost all of the synthetics we offer.

The Finish

Our natural beeswax polish nourishes, protects, and accentuates the beauty of our woods, bringing a matte finish and gorgeous, subtle glow to each piece.

Three simple ingredients

We nourish all our wood with Daddy Van's natural furniture polish, which has just three ingredients: beeswax, carnauba wax, and olive oil. That’s it!

Safe for people and the planet

Breathe easy: Daddy Van’s USDA-Certified, 100% bio-based polish leaves out unwanted volatile organic compounds and is odor-free.  

The Finish

Our natural beeswax polish nourishes, protects, and accentuates the beauty of our woods, bringing a matte finish and gorgeous, subtle glow to each piece.

Three simple ingredients

We nourish all our wood with Daddy Van's natural furniture polish, which has just three ingredients: beeswax, carnauba wax, and olive oil. That’s it!

Safe for people and the planet

Breathe easy: Daddy Van’s USDA-Certified, 100% bio-based polish leaves out unwanted volatile organic compounds and is odor-free.  

The Foam

We offer two kinds of foam cushions: CertiPUR-US®-certified foam and certified organic natural latex. If you want to know more (like, way more) about our natural latex, please get in touch. We love to nerd out about it.

CertiPUR-US®-Certified Foam

All synthetic foams are not created equal. This polyester foam is the cleanest synthetic choice on the market. It’s certified by CertiPUR-US® (which is the highest standard for the industry).

Organic Natural Latex

Made from the sap of rubber trees, this foam is comfortable, breathable, and amazingly durable. When you choose natural latex foam, it means your furniture is 100% natural from the inside out (which is hard to find!). Ours is certified organic by The Global Organic Latex Standard.

The Wool

Wool is such a magical material. It’s naturally breathable, hypoallergenic, temperature-regulating, antibacterial, moisture-wicking, and stain-resisting (not to mention biodegradable and renewable). 

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Wool

Our wool is gently shorn from grass-fed crossbred sheep, and sourced from farmers who genuinely care for the environment, encourage healthy ecosystems, and follow the “five freedoms” for animal welfare.

Our Wool meets the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 international mark of textile quality, indicating that it’s free from APEO, NPEO, pesticides, carcinogenic colourants, and heavy metals. We use it as an upholstery fabric and as a fluffy, comfy filling for chairs and sofas.

The Foam

We offer two kinds of foam cushions: CertiPUR-US®-certified foam and certified organic natural latex. If you want to know more (like, way more) about our natural latex, please get in touch. We love to nerd out about it.

CertiPUR-US®-Certified Foam

All synthetic foams are not created equal. This polyester foam is the cleanest synthetic choice on the market. It’s certified by CertiPUR-US® (which is the highest standard for the industry).

Organic Natural Latex

Made from the sap of rubber trees, this foam is comfortable, breathable, and amazingly durable. When you choose natural latex foam, it means your furniture is 100% natural from the inside out (which is hard to find!). Ours is certified organic by The Global Organic Latex Standard.

The Fabric

We spend a lot of time obsessing about fabrics, and we’re always sourcing new ones and trying to raise our standards. We offer natural fabrics like cotton, hemp, and wool, as well as some certified organic textiles.

The Wool

Wool is such a magical material. It’s naturally breathable, hypoallergenic, temperature-regulating, antibacterial, moisture-wicking, and stain-resisting (not to mention biodegradable and renewable). 

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Wool

Our wool is gently shorn from grass-fed crossbred sheep, and sourced from farmers who genuinely care for the environment, encourage healthy ecosystems, and follow the “five freedoms” for animal welfare.

Our Wool meets the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 international mark of textile quality, indicating that it’s free from APEO, NPEO, pesticides, carcinogenic colourants, and heavy metals. We use it as an upholstery fabric and as a fluffy, comfy filling for chairs and sofas.

FACT: Wool is unexpectedly amazing when it comes to fire safety. Due to the way the wool strands are structured, they are naturally flame-resistant. It’s science!

Linings

It’s not just the fabrics you can see and touch. All the linings inside the furniture are made of certified organic cotton by the Global Organic Textile Standard.

Synthetics

When a fabric is synthetic, it’s a better synthetic, chosen for durability and healthier materials. Greenguard Gold Certified or OEKO Certified are the standards for almost all of the synthetics we offer.

The Finish

Our natural beeswax polish nourishes, protects, and accentuates the beauty of our woods, bringing a matte finish and gorgeous, subtle glow to each piece.

Three simple ingredients

We nourish all our wood with Daddy Van's natural furniture polish, which has just three ingredients: beeswax, carnauba wax, and olive oil. That’s it!

Safe for people and the planet

Breathe easy: Daddy Van’s USDA-Certified, 100% bio-based polish leaves out unwanted volatile organic compounds and is odor-free.  

The Fabric

We spend a lot of time obsessing about fabrics, and we’re always sourcing new ones and trying to raise our standards. We offer natural fabrics like cotton, hemp, and wool, as well as some certified organic textiles.

Linings

It’s not just the fabrics you can see and touch. All the linings inside the furniture are made of certified organic cotton by the Global Organic Textile Standard.

Synthetics

When a fabric is synthetic, it’s a better synthetic, chosen for durability and healthier materials. Greenguard Gold Certified or OEKO Certified are the standards for almost all of the synthetics we offer.

FACT: In the world of cotton, organic farming produces around 46% less CO2 than conventional farming.

What we're *not* made of

Some of the things that don’t go into our furnishings:

Fire Retardants:

pentaBDE, octaBDE, decaBDE, perchloroethylene, bisphenol A and triclosan.

Ozone Depleters:

chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons.

Heavy Metals:

lead, mercury, cadmium, and nickel.

Pesticides and Wood Preservatives:

pentachlorophenol and atrazine.

Known Carcinogens:

formaldehyde and azo dyes.

Phlalates:

diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), di-n-pentyl phthalate (DPENP), di-n-hexyl phthalate (DHEXP) and dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP).

Yikes! What is all this stuff? So glad you asked.

Most furniture right now is industrially mass-produced (there’s a 98% chance that you’re sitting on mass-produced furniture while you read this). Most of that furniture is manufactured, dyed, spill-proofed, etc., using chemicals like these.

When you start to do some research (like we did), you find out: this is stuff you’d rather not have around the house, and for pieces such as our sofas and sectionals, we make sure of it.

Here’s what we think: What’s not in your furniture is just as important as what is. If you’re curious about what this stuff is and how Medley keeps it out of your home, give us a shout!

What we're *not* made of

Some of the things that don’t go into our furnishings:

Fire Retardants:

pentaBDE, octaBDE, decaBDE, perchloroethylene, bisphenol A and triclosan.

Ozone Depleters:

chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons.

Heavy Metals:

lead, mercury, cadmium, and nickel.

Pesticides and Wood Preservatives:

pentachlorophenol and atrazine.

Known Carcinogens:

formaldehyde and azo dyes.

Phlalates:

diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP), di-n-pentyl phthalate (DPENP), di-n-hexyl phthalate (DHEXP) and dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP).

Yikes! What is all this stuff? So glad you asked.

Most furniture right now is industrially mass-produced (there’s a 98% chance that you’re sitting on mass-produced furniture while you read this). Most of that furniture is manufactured, dyed, spill-proofed, etc., using chemicals like these.

When you start to do some research (like we did), you find out: this is stuff you’d rather not have around the house, and for pieces such as our sofas and sectionals, we make sure of it.

Here’s what we think: What’s not in your furniture is just as important as what is. If you’re curious about what this stuff is and how Medley keeps it out of your home, give us a shout!