10 Eco Friendly Home Decor Brands We Love
It has never been more important to be making ethical consumption choices, and starting with our home can be one of the best ways to make more considered purchases. We have found that taking the time to be truly considered in your home accessories pays off as you may take longer to decorate, but you will love everything and hopefully have these pieces for many years to come if you don’t rely on impulse buying when doing up your home. Here are some of our favourite eco-friendly home decor brands for those moments when you want to get inspired or are looking for something specific!
This beautiful Malawi Cane furniture is handmade using sustainable, natural resources endemic to the area. All the furniture is made by villagers in rural Malawi. It is a traditional African art which takes 10 days to complete one Traditional single chair – this is craftsmanship that has been handed down for generations. A wonderful choice for everything from pendants to laundry baskets!
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Curated by Abi Marvel, this highly covetable boutique showcases some amazing vintage pieces. From Italian sofas to marble vases, Abi seems to always find things that will really add a strong statement to your home. As we are trying more and more to encourage vintage shopping as a way to cut down on waste and newness, this is a great site to keep an eye on for new arrivals that may be just perfect for what you are looking for!
Working with local tradesmen and photographers, Khayni want to ensure sustainability is respected, that a fair price, as set by the artisan, is paid for the goods so that their businesses can make profits to help to improve the social and economic conditions of their communities. At the heart of Khayni is a desire to shine a light on the beauty of the natural world, celebrate local and traditional craftsmanship and to make these carefully curated pieces more accessible for everyone to enjoy. Each carefully curated piece has been ethically sourced from local communities and comes with a fascinating cultural history.
Naked Clay Ceramics
Inspired by the natural colours and textures of the earth, Naked Clay Ceramics is a collection of quiet, tactile, minimal style tableware and homeware in black stoneware and white porcelain. Using a combination of handbuilding and slip casting, everything is made by hand by Carla Sealey in her studio in Bedfordshire. The pieces are fired with no glaze on the outside so that the feel of the natural, fired clay can be appreciated. Carla hopes that tactile connection brings an opportunity to pause, breathe and savour a small moment in the hustle and bustle of life. A wonderful black owned designer to support!
Founded in 2019 by Melissa Aglietti and Christie Cioffi, Vollective was created with a mission to curate a collection of timeless vintage homewares, jewelry, and accessories for the fashion conscious woman. Their vision is to showcase the beauty and history of vintage while providing consumers with a sustainable way to shop. The concept that each piece has a long line of history behind it is a trait that modern day pieces simply cannot match. We have found some incredible vessels and accessories here that are one of a kind and zero waste in their impact of not having produced anything new.
Casa Parini is an Italian specialty textile brand founded by Viola Stancati that produces premium bed linen using 100% organic hemp, one of the world’s most eco-friendly crops. Soft and breathable, Casa Parini’s sheets and pillowcases are cut by hand and tailored by the seamstresses of Colori Vivi, a social enterprise that employs women migrants and refugees in the city of Turin. Hemp requires little water, no pesticides and it helps detoxify and enrich the soil in which it is grown.
The founding principle of Nkuku was and is, to support and work with artisans throughout the world with a particular focus on handmade techniques and traditional skills and to consider our impact on the environment. They choose to work with natural and recycled materials, with a focus on traditional methods of production and these materials shape the look of our product collections. This is a great place to find beautiful, practical and bohemian styled pieces from lighting to furniture to dishware.
This is one of our favourite Australian brands, and the fact that they they have a small curation of ethical home accessories is just wonderful for minimalists and design enthusiasts. Their production company in Indonesia CV EDSA Trading is SVLK certified. SVLK is the Indonesian Forestry Commissions wood certification program. SLVK helps all vendors obtain certified materials and develop a chain of custody system to ensure woods are harvested from legally owned land. Their rugs and blankets are woven by artisans in Mexico. They are neutral raw woollen throws that are sustainably made, handwoven and undyed. They are also B Corp registered!
Twenty One Tonnes
Twenty One Tonnes is a celebration of traditional craft and global style. Based in Vancouver, Canada and Los Angeles, USA, partners Chessa Osburn and Mary Jane Bolton are drawn to objects that are at once ancient and modern, functional and aesthetic. They strive to do trade in a way that supports tradition and sustainability by working with artists to create quality handmade products with local natural materials. Collections are limited, and no two products are exactly alike. Great for baskets and lighting!
Armadillo rugs are crafted by hand for an enduring beauty and impeccable quality that promises to age gracefully over time. Founded in 2009, Armadillo is driven by ethics as well as aesthetics. Rugs are made with natural materials and sustainable processes, designed to counteract today’s throwaway culture and stand the test of time. In 2021, Armadillo became the first Australian rug brand to become a Certified B Corporation™️, joining a global movement of business as a force for good.