I saw a documentary the other day – Our Planet: Our Business on WWF and it made me think (I recommend you to watch this video). We are in control of our planet like never before – we decide on our and our children’s future. So, what can we do to help our only home - Planet Earth?
Eco-friendly interior design focuses on improving indoor air quality as well as reducing the impact that furniture/decor purchases have on the environment. As a result, they contribute to lower air pollution in the environment and reduce the risk of health problems.
We are already buying sustainable clothes and food …so why not home decor too? Fortunately, there are amazing brands offering Eco-friendly and incredible design.
Each rug is made by hand from natural and sustainable fibres, using Fair Trade practices.
Their Vision: " We fervently believe in the cornerstones of our brand. Our commitment to social responsibility, sustainable practices and to helping to support the community of artisans who hand make all of our products is what separates us from traditional rug manufacturers and retailers."
MAiK has made sure that every step of their manufacturing process is within their control. Their woven fabric is made in an east London unemployed women's social enterprise, the paper is printed at the UK's only eco-printers and their trays are made at a Swedish company committed to cultivating trees properly.
Their Vision:"At MAiK, we think manufacturing should be done responsibly, to look after the environment and the people involved. "
Their products are crafted using low-impact, sustainable production processes that meet the requirements of the independent International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile and Leather Ecology.
Ethos: " We believe that every home can be a place of serenity, a place that embodies both your tastes and your convictions. The thought and care in each piece translates to a more serene and beautiful home. "
An organic decision for your home helps to preserve our precious soil and waterways against the harmful effects of pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilisers and other conventional (non-organic) agricultural runoff that contributes to global warming, climate change, soil degradation, and pollution.
Ethos: "From organically grown fibre and GOTS-certified manufacturing to the latest water-recycling methods and circular business practices, we are committed to creating the highest quality linens in the most innovative and environmentally sustainable ways."
Product Range: rugs, wall coverings, home linens, fabrics, furnishings, accessories
Ethos: "Each of Eskayel’s one-of-a-kind designs originates from a painting inspired by nature or travel and created by studio founder Shanan Campanaro. Using eco-friendly methods, including water-based pigment ink, regional production and sustainably sourced materials, Eskayel evolves these artworks into hand-tied rugs, wall coverings, home linens, fabrics, furnishings, accessories and more. "