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Eco Friendly Furniture in Calgary and Online

What is eco friendly furniture? In terms of furniture manufacturing being kind to the environment can take place many different ways. Things to consider: Length and mode of transportation of goods – how far do the manufactured goods and raw materials need to travel and what type of transportation is used. Type of materials used in production – does the company source fair trade, organic, low VOC or sustainable materials? Energy consumption/ offsets – does the company reduce or offset it’s carbon footprint? Collaboration/ donation to eco driven research and development – does the company invest in environmental forward research or new developments? Waste disposal / recycling practices – how does the company handle waste material, do they have successful recycling programs. For the consumer – are you willing to put the time in to look for furniture that can be reused? Can you look at consignment shops for your next used furniture treasure? Canadian Made Companies – reducing transportation EQ3 – manufactured in Winnepeg, MB, store in Calgary Stylus – manufactured in Burnaby BC, …