Eco-conscious living means different things to different people. Whether you’re steering clear of fast fashion, composting at home, or banishing plastic from your life, any contribution is a step in the right direction for a healthier planet.
Making informed choices isn’t always easy – but it is important. Choosing sustainable homewares is one way to live lighter and reduce your environmental impact while curating your sanctuary at home.
Here are our 5 favourite materials leading the sustainability renaissance in Australia.
Cork is a firm favourite in interior design. The light, strong, hydrophobic, fire-resistant and 100% recyclable material is ideal for chairs, lampshades, tables, sofas, and even upholstery if the bark is shaved thin enough.
Harvesting cork bark doesn’t hurt the trees; in fact, a single tree can live for centuries. But even better, cork has a ‘refined raw’ aesthetic that perfectly suits Scandinavian and coastal interior aesthetics.
Our tip: Get creative with cork. Find a sustainably sourced cork armchair, lampshade or side table, and you’ll never look back.
Bamboo furniture has been around for about 700 years, but it’s the recent innovations in bamboo fabric you should be excited about.
Bamboo fabric is unbelievably soft, durable and eco-friendly, making it a perfect alternative to cotton or silk bed sheets.
A single bamboo shoot can grow several centimetres a day, using less than 30% of the water needed to grow cotton. With moisture-wicking fibres that stay naturally hypoallergenic wash after wash, bamboo sheets also create a healthier home environment than cotton or linen.
Our tip: Buy bamboo bed sheets from Australian companies with sustainable supply chains. You’ll sleep easier at night – we guarantee it.