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Certifications + Eco Terms

Our Partners

We do our best to make sure our furniture is healthier for you and our planet. Our third-party certification partners help this mission, ensuring that materials meet specific and enforced social and ecological criteria.

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The Global Organic Latex Standard is a globally recognized standard for products made out of organically grown natural rubber latex. The certification indicates purity of material, fair labor practices, and eco-friendly processing. GOLS-certified latex must contain a minimum of 95% certified organic raw material. In our case, the 5% left over accounts for approved, essential processing agents and chemicals required for any manufacturer to make latex foam suitable for home furnishings. 

Forest Stewardship Council certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. FSC® provides a foundation for all forest management standards globally, including the FSC® US National Standard.

OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 is one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety.

UL GREENGUARD Gold Certification ensures that products meet low total VOC emission levels in the name of maintaining better indoor air quality.

CertiPUR-US® certified foams are screened for relevant chemicals, including fire retardants, that are classified as carcinogens, mutagens or reproductive toxins and are harmful to human health, and have low VOC emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million).

Red List Free products provide ingredient transparency and are screened against the LBC red list of hazardous chemicals. We're proud to carry leathers with the Red List Free label.

Eco Terms

We realize navigating furniture shopping + the eco space can be overwhelming, so we're here to make it easier. To help you understand what goes into our furniture, what we leave out, and more about our values, efforts, and practices, we’ve compiled some common terms we use to talk about our products.


Organic

Refers to our certified organic or GOLS-certified latex foam made without pesticides, insecticides, or intensive irrigation. GOLS-certified latex must contain a minimum of 95% certified organic raw material. 

Natural 

Refers to the materials we use that occur in nature, e.g. wool, cotton, jute, and natural latex, a substance derived from rubber trees. As mentioned in our “organic” description, GOLS-certified latex must contain a minimum of 95% certified organic raw natural material, and may contain up to 5% of unnatural processing agents. 

We offer several natural fabrics woven from cotton, linen, or a combination of the two*. In addition, we offer PFAS-free natural + synthetic fabric blends with plant-based or eco-certified finishes for greater stain resistance. 

*dyes may have synthetic properties and are noted.

Eco-Certified

Refers to materials certified by one of the organizations listed on this page, typically indicating purity of material, fair labor practices, and / or high product safety. Note that each certification does not apply to all, but rather specific, materials, which we call out across our site and product pages.

Eco-Friendly and Eco-Conscious

We sometimes use these phrases as a broad reference to our practice of sourcing sustainable, natural, and eco-certified materials whenever possible, and building for longevity to reduce waste. Because we realize general language and unsubstantiated claims can be confusing or lead to greenwashing, we do our best to follow broad phrasing with contextual and specific environmental benefits.

Sustainable

While few consumer products can claim to be 100% sustainable, we’re proud to offer a more sustainable choice compared to typical furniture on the market. 

According to the EPA, it’s estimated that over 9 million tons of furniture end up in landfills each year, making up about 5% of this country's waste. Our priority is to make high-quality furniture that's built to last, not quickly tossed in a landfill—while minimizing our impact on the environment along the way by using more biodegradable, sustainable materials. If your furniture does end up in a landfill, it will break down without the same level of harm that furniture constructed with a greater synthetic composition might.

Nontoxic and Clean

We take great care in deciding what goes into our furniture, working with eco certification programs, avoiding materials with high levels of unchecked harsh chemicals, and using third-party testing when necessary to ensure the absence of unwanted added substances. In essence, we do our best to build the healthiest furniture we can, using natural and certified materials and improving whenever possible. Across our product portfolio, our plant-based latex and wool furniture line is our most nontoxic option because it uses natural materials in place of synthetic options.

Trees for every purchase

We offset every purchase by donating more trees than we use to build each piece of furniture. Planting 3x the amount of trees for each tree usedin partnership with the National Forest Foundation, we’re able to actively contribute to a more thriving wilderness—all because of you.

Better for home and planet

We take utmost care in selecting what goes into our furniture. Click below for a full view of our materials.

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