WASTE NOT: THE BEST BRANDS FOR RECYCLED HOMEWARES

Want to shop more consciously but not sure where to start?

As the world becomes increasingly environmentally conscious, independent stores and high street brands are responding with stylish furniture and homewares that are giving materials a second life and a unique edge to our homes.

FASHION FORWARD

The Lisbon range is a new collection of recycled cotton rich weaves from Designers Guild. Woven in Italy from yarns recycled from the fashion industry, this smart trio of small scale textured fabrics have a mid-century contemporary feel. Available in a wide colour palette from earthy neutrals to brighter shades, they are suitable for a wide range of upholstery and interior projects.

Lisbon fabric, from £45 per m, Designers Guild.

LOOK AGAIN

Another retailer expanding its recycled offering is French Connection, which will be adding these gorgeous vases to its recycled glassware collection this spring. Speckled, smooth, iridescent and metallic there’s plenty to suit different home decor styles. Each piece is hand finished by glass artisans, for added individuality.

Large luxe trumpet vase, £45; Lustred glass lantern, £25; Large luxe blue cylinder vase, £40, French Connection.

FEEL GOOD FACTOR

Made entirely from up to 3000 recycled plastic bottles, (a process perfected after seven years), Weaver Green‘s runners and rugs have the soft feel of wool or Jute. They’re also machine washable, stain-resistant, moth proof and hardwearing. The simple geometric patterns and gentle colour palette make them an easy introduction to existing schemes and you can rest in the knowledge that a beach somewhere in the world has benefitted from your new purchase.

Iris runner in Dove grey, from £170, Weaver Green.

RUSTIC CHARM

The charming Chakala coffee and side tables from Nkuku are made from reclaimed wooden grain grinders, once a traditional feature of everyday life in India. The chunky wood table top is rich with character and interest and the simple iron frame provides a sturdy base.

Chakala side table, £295, Nkuku.

ROCK THE KASBAH

This cushion from YONDER is part of a collection made from recycled Moroccan Boujad rugs that were hand-picked by YONDER’s founder Sophia. Unsuitable to be used as rugs, they became reworked into cushions, bringing their bright colours and rich history with them.

 

Cream and brown cushion, 55x40cm, £68, Yonder.

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