Celebrate Earth Day with CustomMade
CustomMade would like to wish everyone a Happy Earth Day!
Earth Day celebrations around the world today will remind us of the importance of promoting and maintaining a healthy, sustainable environment. However, being environmentally friendly isn’t just about caring for beautiful, pristine environments in far away places. We can make a positive environmental impact by the choices we make in our everyday lives. When the time comes for you to buy furniture, CustomMade can help you make green, ecologically minded decisions.
The article, “How To Go Green: Furniture” by Team Treehugger, featured on the Planet Green website, has excellent tips on what to look for when you’re in the market for green furniture. CustomMade can help you use some of these tips to find a furniture maker that will put these recommendations into practice.
Furniture made with reclaimed or recycled materials
Search our galleries for furniture made from bamboo, a popular green material. This bamboo kitchen by Tim Neun Fine Furniture epitomizes the versatility and beauty of this eminently renewable resource.
Use the search terms “durable” or “heirloom” to look for quality products by CustomMade artisans that will be custom built to last and worth repairing instead of replacing should the need arise. This bassinet by Marrs Woodworking was designed and built to be multigenerational.
Material is not the only thing to keep in mind when looking for green furniture. Buying locally produced furniture made from locally harvested wood can help reduce the environmental impact associated with long distance transportation and shipping. CustomMade can help you narrow your search for artisans in your neck of the woods.
Selecting your state or region from the pull-down menu next to the search text box can refine any search on CustomMade.com. If you don’t have a particular item or topic in mind but would like to browse our galleries, you can use the “by location” custom searches to find CustomMade artisans who work in your state. Whether you live in Idaho, Georgia or Maine, you can find a woodworker that will help you think globally and act locally when it comes to your furniture choices.