Everyone likes to save money. Unfortunately, fast and cheap home decor comes at a price. Fast furniture doesn’t last very long and more of it ends up in landfill. Fast and cheap furniture is often made with toxic chemicals. The people who make fast and cheap home decor are often underpaid, overworked, or otherwise exploited. The good news is you have a choice. Here are some ethical home decor brands we love.
West Elm is a Fair Trade retailer. They use sustainable materials across their product range which includes furniture, rugs, bedding, lighting, decor and more. West Elm is committed to sourcing products that are sustainable, organic, handcrafted and local (when possible). Their network includes over 35 artisan groups in 15 countries. This gives a platform to over 13,000 makers and craftspersons.
Obakki is another of our favourite Fair Trade home decor brands. They offer homewares, pottery, kitchen, dining and apparel. They’re all about ethical manufacturing, sustainably-sourced materials and fair wages. All materials are vetted for quality and environmental stewardship. When you buy from Obakki, you’re supporting fair income opportunities for artisans. Every item comes with an artisan story. You’ll know who made it, where it was made and how the material was sourced! Obakki doesn’t pay workers wages, they purchase products from artisans at a price determined by the artisan.
The Brother’s Dressler
Twins Lars and Jason are The Brother’s Dressler. They are the creators of some of the most ethical and stylish home decor you will find anywhere. Sustainability is key to everything the brothers produce. They use natural and organic fabrics and materials. The wood is all sustainably sourced. Other materials used are reclaimed, repurposed or salvaged. It’s all created in their Toronto woodshop.
Parachute Home, and their comfortable eco-friendly essentials, will help you create a home you can be proud of. From bedding and bath linens to home decor – sustainable and ethically sourced materials are paramount at Parachute.
We hope you love these ethical home decor brands as much as we do!