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Sustainable Home Decor Brands Our Interior Designers Love

POSTED BY ELYSE CHAMBERS
MARCH 17, 2021
Photo credit: The Citizenry

We're going green by combining our love of the planet and our love of home design.  With so many chic brands creating sustainable, good-for-the-planet designs it is easier than ever to create a home that not only looks good but feels good. 

As we become more and more aware of our environmental impact, we buy clean beauty and ethically-made clothes so why should our home be any different?  Thankfully, there are plenty of amazing design brands that are equally stylish and sustainable.  Here are some of our favorite eco-conscious retailers, proving that green is gorgeous.


Food52

What began as a place to bring cooks together to share recipes and help each other in the kitchen is now a one-stop destination for artisans and makers with sustainable products.  Food52 curates all of the great things that make cooking, entertaining and living thoughtfully a breeze.  Because joyful living goes beyond the kitchen; it’s the beeswax candles on your table, the stonewashed linen for sleeping in on the weekends, the linen throw that accents your couch or these cute little compost containers.

 

Parachute Home

Parachute Home makes some of our favorite bedding that happens to be doing good by incorporating eco-friendly practices. Ariel Kaye started Parachute Home when she couldn’t find high-quality, affordable, easy to shop linens and her dreamy bedding makes getting a good night’s rest something to look forward to.  The products are made with Oeko-Tex certification meaning that the linens are safely made without harmful chemicals or synthetics. Purchasing eco-friendly bedding is a small act that can help Mother Earth in a big way and when it looks this good, what’s not to love?  Parachute Home also partners with the United Nation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to send life-saving malaria-prevention bed nets to those in need which is something we can definitely get behind.  

 

GOODEE

GOODEE believes in the idea that less, but better will lead to a kinder, smarter, more beautiful world and that is a philosophy we love.  They are a community of socially-conscious design enthusiasts offering homewares and lifestyle products for better living through beautiful furniture, bedding, homewares and more.  We particularly love the muted color palette on these throws.  It’s a curated marketplace of responsible brands and artisans producing timeless objects.  GOODEE is an incredible company looking to create change by championing community, transparency and sustainability.    


 

The Citizenry

The Citizenry believes that your home should be a reflection of the journeys you take.  They aim to create really personal spaces designed with soul.  By partnering with artisans around the world, they create beautiful handcrafted designs using only local materials.  What we love about The Citizenry is that they blend their modern style with traditional techniques to make pieces we covet.  The baskets are gorgeous storage solutions for extra blankets or for gathering loose toys.  Their throws are perfect for getting cozy at the end of the day. And their rugs are handwoven and so unique, making us feel like we found them in some hidden corner of the world.  What makes The Citizenry so special is their commitment to fair wages, happy working environments and sustaining grants to truly support their artisans and bring their beautiful creations straight to our homes. 

  

Coyuchi 

Coyuchi was the first to bring organic cotton linens to the market almost thirty years ago and they continue to champion that idea today.  Their organic cotton is naturally soft and strong while also being free from pesticides and harsh chemicals.  Because organic cotton is so rare (less than 1%) Coyuchi has taken it upon themselves to growing it.  They have partnered with White Buffalo Land Trust to focus on soil health and to introduce biodiversity back into farming practices.  They have also partnered with Fibershed to support regional farms and ranches.  They believe that fibers that come from nature are perfect just the way they are and we couldn’t agree more, especially when it comes to these 300-thread count sheets.  

 

Uhuru 

Uhuru’s pieces made with reclaimed and found materials really speaks to us.  The Brooklyn-based design firm has (rightfully) received lots of attention for being at the forefront of New American Design with collections in the Smithsonian.  Each piece, from desks to chairs, uses naturally weathered and reclaimed materials in a unique style that is all their own.  Uhuru, which means Freedom in Swahili, is looking to set the standard for environmentally conscious furniture.  One piece at a time, they are redefining what it means to create beautiful design that serves the environment, the community and their customers.  

 

The Sill 

You might call us obsessed with plants! Greenery continues to be one of the biggest design trends and it looks like it’s here to stay thanks to incredible companies like The Sill.  Plants not only add dimension to your space but they also breathe life into it by improving the air quality.  The Sill is the source that bridges the gap between plants and people, turning customers into planet parents with confidence.  The Sill makes it so easy to add greenery to your space and, like us, they believe that plants make for happier, healthier people.  Did you know that plants have even been proven to boost creativity?  The Sill is helping bring the outdoors in and we are fully embracing our green thumbs.

 

Obakki 

Obakki is a company that is all about slow design.  They have connected with artisans from around the world to create limited edition, small-batch homewares are not only beautiful but that do so much good.  Obakki’s mission is to protect traditional methods meaning that each item is handcrafted in limited quantities, a technique that is both sustainable and makes for a completely unique piece.  We are in love with their small-batch candles, ceramics, wine glasses, chic woven towels and so much more.  It feels good knowing that in supporting Obakki we are positively impacting the environment and global artisans behind the brand.  

Minted

As a market of independent artists, Minted makes it easy for small artisans to gain exposure and build their business.  Minted’s community of independent artists and designers are located in all 50 states and in over 100 countries.  We love discovering new illustrators, textile designers, painters and creators and doing our part to support these creative artists.  The founder of Minted, Mariam Naficy, was drawn to the idea that there was hidden creative talent around the world whose work was not accessible to consumers.  It’s an incredible idea and now the company has art, design and home decor products in 40 million homes. These napkins are the perfect way to add subtle texture and color to your table.  

 

Schoolhouse Electric

Schoolhouse Electric is one of our favorite lighting sources for iconic shapes.  Known first and foremost for its lighting fixtures, we also can’t get enough of the home decor and hardware selection.  What sets Schoolhouse Electric apart from other retailers is its commitment to preserving American manufacturing and all of their products are made by American craftsmen. The end result is a mix of timeless, quality pieces that you’ll love for years to come.  You can find us scooping up brass knobs to update our kitchen cabinets, mid-century modern desk lamps, stylish canvas bins to organize our linens or a classic buffalo plaid fringed throw to casually drape over a sofa.

 

St. Frank

We can’t get enough of the sophisticated, modern bohemian pieces at St. Frank.  Sourcing objects d’art from low and middle-income countries in far-flung locales from Istanbul to India, St. Frank transforms your space into one that tells a story.  All of the products are made by artisans, small businesses and vintage dealers around the world.  St. Frank works with artisans in under-resourced settings, supporting quality jobs & preserving heritage crafts. Vintage items are sourced from small businesses in these settings, upcycling to minimize their environmental footprint.  From cactus silk pillows to art object surfboards to plush sheepskins, these stylish pieces make our homes feel curated and collected.

 

54Kibo 

The aim of 54kibo is to bring African designers to a new market of consumers.  Born in Ghana, raised in South Africa and now living in New York, 54kibo founder, Nana Quagraine, thoughtfully and deliberately combs through countless creations and products from designers to share the most beautiful selection of high-quality African design pieces.  54kibo shows the true breadth of African design, going beyond the misconception that African design is predominantly tribal. It’s fresh, it’s new, and of course—functional. One South African designer, Candice Lawrence, has repurposed handcrafted Ndebele necklaces, turning them into beautiful lampshades.  There are the Nguka Salad Plates which pay tribute to traditional Senegalese women.  And we love the vibrant, playful pattern on the Ijoba Pillow.

 

Sustainable home decor is so much more than that thrifted chair or recycled glass candle holder  — though shopping secondhand is certainly eco-friendly. It's about being mindful of what your consuming and these design-forward brands make it easy to go green.

Need more inspiration?  Start a design project with one of our designers today who can help you marry style with substance!  

 

* Every product is independently selected by our stylish, expert designers and we only use an affiliate link on items we love, and would include regardless.  We may receive a small commission on things you buy through our links. 

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