Your living space isn’t just your sanctuary—it's a little ecosystem.
We take utmost care in selecting what goes into our furniture, and ultimately, your home: that's why we strive to source sustainable, nontoxic, and eco-certified materials whenever possible. This is a constant work in progress, because we’re always finding new ways to improve (just one way we're different from other eco-conscious furniture brands).
What else sets Medley apart? The unique blend of natural materials behind our plant-based latex + wool furniture collection, our most sustainable offering and the first of its kind in our corner of home decor.
We offer two kinds of fillings: GOLS + GOTS-certified natural latex foam and CertiPUR-US® certified foam. Note: to differentiate between filling types, we call out products made with latex foam in our product titles.
GOLS + GOTS-Certified Organic Natural Latex Foam
Made from the sap of rubber trees, natural latex foam delivers a plush, supportive, and incredibly comfy lounge, with incredible spring-back to hold its shape for 20+ years. Our latex is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS), the gold standards of the industry that indicate purity of material, fair labor practices, and eco-friendly processing. When you choose natural latex foam, it means your furniture is more sustainable and natural from the inside out (which is hard to find!). If you want to know more (like, way more) about latex, we nerded out about it here.
All synthetic foams are not created equal. Our 2.5 lb. high-resilience CertiPUR-US®-certified poly foam is a cleaner synthetic choice—and a better one than other polyurethane foams—because it's screened for relevant chemicals, including flame retardants, that are classified as carcinogens, mutagens or reproductive toxins and are harmful to human health. This material provides a medium-sit and holds it shape for years and years to come, providing outstanding comfort and support.
Naturally breathable, hypoallergenic, temperature-regulating, antibacterial, and moisture-wicking (not to mention biodegradable and sustainable!), wool is an all-star natural fiber.
We use wool as a soft, protective barrier around our natural latex mattresses and as a filling component for our natural latex upholstered furniture. It strikes a wonderful balance between the cozy, sink-in feeling of down while offering lasting shape like standard poly fiber: we fill our back pillows with soft wool fiber clusters for just this reason. Seat cushions are wrapped in wool fiber for a layer of cushy support, with another layer of wool around furniture frames for extra softness.
OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Wool
Our OEKO-TEX® Standard 100-certified 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.
*Image credit: Joma WoolSHOP LATEX + WOOL FURNITURE
Our furniture frames are constructed with a blend of solid wood and engineered hardwood for added stability (aside from chairs and bed, which feature solid wood frames only), including PureBond® hardwood plywood on our natural latex + wool furniture. Each frame is corner blocked for strength and comes with a lifetime warranty against cracking, breaking, or warping.
We use beautiful, solid Walnut and Maple for tables, chairs, and other hard goods. Backs, bottoms, drawer bottoms, and shelves of storage furniture are crafted with low-VOC CARB 2 compliant plywood (strong, lightweight, and smooth, plywood on the inside of our storage furniture helps lighten these sturdy pieces).
Our wood is domestically sourced and always certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). FSC certification ensures that products come from sustainable, responsibly-managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.SHOP WOOD FURNITURE
We spend a lot of time obsessing about fabrics, and we’re continually sourcing new options and raising our standards.
We've selected the natural fabrics in our collection for their beautiful textures and durability. We offer several cotton and linen upholstery fabrics, as well as some certified organic textiles. All are certified by GREENGUARD Gold, OEKO-TEX 100, or GOTS.
When a fabric is synthetic, it’s a better synthetic, chosen for durability and healthier materials. Synthetics are generally easier to clean (and keep clean), making them a go-to for customers with busy households, kids, and pets. Several of our offerings incorporate plant-based water repellents to counter spills and stains, and all are certified by third-parties: GREENGUARD Gold or OEKO-TEX 100.
Our furniture finishes protect and accentuate the beauty of our woods, bringing a matte finish and gorgeous, subtle glow to each piece.
Storage furniture, tables, wood beds, and wood accent chairs use a plant-based, hardwax oil wood finish that is odorless, low VOC, and water- and heat-resistant.
Exposed wood bases and legs on natural latex furniture are sealed with a bio-based finish made of beeswax, carnauba wax, and olive oil. Furniture made with poly foam uses a low-VOC, GREENGUARD-certified finish on the bases and legs.
Our third-party partners and certification programs help us source more sustainable and nontoxic materials to make our furniture with. Get to know the important work and standards of each partner organization.