In April of 2011, I was certified by the Sustainable Furnishings Council as a “Green Leader.”
What does this mean?
What does this mean?
On a purely nuts and bolts level, it means that I completed the Council’s training course and passed all the examinations with flying colors. However, more importantly, it formally marked my commitment to devoting myself as a business owner to becoming a leader in the environmentally conscious furniture trade.
The business model of EcoSelect is dedicated to providing consumers with classic, eco-friendly living room sofas and chairs. Our goal is to design and fabricate home furnishings that are free from synthetic materials and toxic pollutants. Each collection we design and fabricate reflects my four plus decades in the furniture industry and my deep knowledge of both quality and enduring style.
I strongly believe that furniture that is safe for the purchaser’s health and good for the planet should not require an out of reach price tag. That is why our designs are both cost and environmentally conscious.
How do we achieve these goals?
Our fabrics are created from hemp, which uses dramatically less pesticide, herbicide, and water requirements than cotton. For those who seek leather furniture, we use only recycled leather tanning materials. Our manufacturing facility uses recycled steel for springs, soy-blend foam, and certified hardwood lumber for all frames. We also support local suppliers to ensure that we maintain a low-carbon manufacturing footprint.
The bottom line is that we deliver high quality planet-friendly furniture for an economical price.
With the launch of this blog, I will be keeping you apprised of what’s going on in our corner of the Carolinas, as well as other helpful posts about furniture, and how achieving sustainability and practicing chemical abstention benefit us all. We strive to bring innovation and awareness to the ecologically conscious consumer; please connect with EcoSelect via our website, and through our Twitter and Facebook pages. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions and concerns…even topics that you would like me to address on my blog.
Together we can help build a greener world.