As people become more and more aware of the impact that logging and production practices can have on the environment, many have decided that 2009 is the year that they finally go green. Terms like “green” and “eco-friendly” are used quite frequently now-a-days, particularly in regards to furniture items like beds, headboards, desks, and outdoor furniture. But what exactly is eco-friendly furniture and what does it mean to you, the consumer?
“Eco-Friendly” and “environmentally friendly” are terms used to describe goods and services that are considered to inflict little or no damage to the environment. While there are no restrictions in place to limit what qualifies a product or method as eco-friendly, many furniture manufacturers use this label as a way to let their customers know that they are doing their part to help protect the environment. Whether it be through the use of all natural materials or by employing production methods that reduce waste and emissions, these same companies have decided to offer the world a more environmentally friendly alternative to less ethical brands.
Many furniture brands have taken it upon themselves to offer eco-friendly furniture options in an effort to do show that they are doing their part to help protect Mother Nature. If a company offers a product that is eco-friendly then they will most likely make that fact widely known through the use of “Green” or “Eco-Friendly” labels. It is almost impossible to shop either in house or online without finding a wide array of eco-friendly options. One brand in particular that has gone about and beyond in their quest to reduce their carbon footprint is Reforest Teak.
Reforest Teak offers a full line of outdoor furniture that is made from all natural teak wood that is both grown and harvested through the use of environmentally friendly methods. Not only are Reforest Teak products made from organic materials and harvested from sustainable plantations, but they also use a portion of their profits to fund ecological reforestation efforts in Central America (where teak wood is grown). Not only does Reforest Teak do their best to help reduce deforestation, but they are even going as far as to plant new trees in areas that have been previously decimated by logging. It is dedication like this that helps insure customers that Reforest Teak furniture is an eco-friendly alternative to commercial brands that may not have your environmental concerns are heart.