Furnishings & Decor
Sustainable Furnishings Council
This is a great place for consumers to look for SFC certified vendors and manufacturers using the search tool in their resource library
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Home furnishings and accessories that are eco-friendly and beautiful
Room & Board
90% of their furniture is manufactured in the US, plus they have a really gorgeous contemporary Scandinavian aesthetic
Cisco is a great place for sustainable furniture that is hand-crafted in Los Angeles, and they have a new retail location in Bellevue
Sustainable home furnishings and decor
West Elm Responsible Retail Glossary
Many of this retailer’s products are considered eco-friendly, either due to the materials (organic, sustainably sourced) and/or the manufacturing ethics (fair trade, locally made)
For the Mid-Century Modern furniture lovers out there, InMod uses sustainable practices in creating stylish American made furniture and reproductions
A comprehensive online consignment shop for all things home furnishings and decor
Customizable furnishings handmade with sustainable materials
Crate & Barrel
A ubiquitous home retailer that has social responsibility and environmental initiatives
ABC Carpet & Home
They have everything (including cosmetics and crystals!), with sustainability and fair trade practices at the forefront of their company’s mission
Home furnishings and decor with several sustainable options, such recycled or reclaimed materials, responsibly harvested wood, and made in the USA products
Mattresses & Bedding
A local Seattle small business specializing in natural and organic beds
Bedrooms and More
A Seattle family owned business with a large variety of mattresses and bedding, including organic latex and earth friendly materials
Positively gorgeous bedding and bath products made with minimal processing and high quality organic materials. Plus, they have a unique linens subscription service designed to help keep textile waste out of the landfill.
Flooring, Countertops, Tile
Your one-stop shop for remodeling with sustainable materials. Family owned and operated in Seattle, Greenhome offers competitive pricing on flooring, decking, and custom cabinets, with many of their products available for shipping nationwide. [full disclosure: I used to work for Greenhome and I adore them! It’s a great company with friendly and knowledgeable staff, I highly recommend them!]
Quartz countertops manufactured in the US and family owned. Cambria has a large variety of colors and patterns and incorporate several environmentally friendly practices into their business.
Surprisingly durable solid surface countertops and building materials made from 50-100% recycled paper fiber and petroleum free resin. Paperstone is as green as it comes and is manufactured in Washington State.
Ceramic tiles handmade with recycled materials in San Francisco … let’s face it, these tiles are hip in every way.
Not all bamboo flooring is created equally and of course you want bamboo flooring from a company with ethical manufacturing practices and beautiful products, and Teragren is it.
First of all, their parent company is the hilariously named Big Ass Fans. Second of all, ceiling fans have a reputation for being quite ugly, but Haiku fans are gorgeous, move a ton of air, and are energy efficient. Go with the rapidly renewable bamboo option and you’ve got yourself a super eco-friendly cooling machine. Bonus points: the fans have bluetooth technology, which means you can operate them from your Nest thermostat, smart phone app, or even by asking Alexa on your Amazon Echo to turn it on and off for you. Way cool.
Paints & Stains
The wood finishing products from this German based company have 0% VOCs and are made from natural materials, not petroleum products. Your finished floors and furniture will look beautiful and be well protected.
Benjamin Moore Paint
Their Natura line of paints not only has zero VOCs, it is also certified asthma and allergy friendly.
If you prefer Sherwin-Williams colors over Benjamin Moore, check out their Harmony line of zero VOC paint.
This is a Seattle and Amsterdam based lighting company with interesting light fixtures that will raise your cool points exponentially.
Custom printed fabric and wallpaper with some eco-friendly options and a virtually endless array of awesome designs.
Sure, there’s the carbon footprint associated with shipping their products, but in my opinion, they have the best tree-free toilet paper (for cheap!) on the market. They also have a large variety of cruelty free, vegan, organic, and non-GMO products from which to choose.
Meal delivery services have gained in popularity and this one offers wild caught seafood, organic produce, diverse menu selections, and well designed recyclable packaging. The convenience can’t be beat.
Fifty Shades of Green: From Using Cloth Napkins all the way to Living Off the Land
Get my guide to the small (or large!) things you can do to have a huge impact on the environment.
- What to add to your space and what to take away…
- What to use in lieu of disposable products—whether you’re blowing your nose or going on a picnic…
- And dozens more—from simple green living to living off the grid