Trying to do the right thing when it comes to kitting out your home? Check out these eco brands and buy with a clear conscience...
It’s a minefield. We get it. So we’ve rounded up some of the brands we love who are treading lightly – and stylishly – so it’s easier to choose wisely.
These brand-new, beautifully bold wallpapers by Transylvanian company, Mind The Gap, are not only well designed and elegantly eye-catching, they’re made with FSC Grade wallpaper from managed forests, and printed with eco-friendly inks.
There are over 100 cool and quirky prints to choose from, each guaranteed to turn your walls from meh to marvellous in minutes. Each roll is 52x300cm, £150 for a box of 3 rolls, available at banbayu.com
Head to Lapuan Kankurit for beautiful blankets and throws, bedlinen, cushion covers, kitchen, dining and bath textiles as well as scarves and bathrobes you’ll want to keep and love.
Designed by a team of young and forward-thinking designers, this fourth generation, company from Finland makes its products on a jacquard linen and wool weaving mill that’s been in the same family since 1917, using traceable and sustainable, high-quality linen, wool and cotton.
Made with a combo of Tencel (a super-soft eco-friendly yarn made from Eucalyptus and other plant pulps) and long staple cotton, Undercover‘s bedlinen is a cool and conscious option.
There’s a choice of three stylish duvet sets: Lido, Ponto and Jane, with a variety of co-ordinating fitted sheets and pillowcases, which can be mixed to create your own set, so you can nod off in no time, knowing your bedlinen is stylish and sustainable.
The latest collection of homewares from pattern pioneers, Patternity, is a collaboration with Zambian artisans, Tribal Textiles, who use a traditional hand painted, starch batik technique. Influenced by the textures seen in the surrounding area, such as tree bark, elephant skin and hot earth, Patternity founders, Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham, worked with Tribal Textiles to create a series of crackle pattern, geometric prints.
Applied to cotton cushion covers, table runners, throws, bags, aprons and oven gloves, in a selection of contemporary colour combos (monochrome, dusk pink, blue dawn and elephant grey), the result is a series of bold and beautiful handmade homewares.
Mater‘s new showroom popped up during Clerkenwell Design Week in May this year, but this aesthetically appealing, Scandi eco brand is available online, too. The Nestor chair is a great example of its wares. The simple design is crafted with FSC-certified beech wood, hemp fibre, paper cord and linen, and shows that ethical and elegant can go hand in hand.