Why Does Sustainable Furniture Shopping Matter?

Why Does Sustainable Furniture Shopping Matter?
Sustainable furniture shopping centres on purchasing products that are made from renewable resources, produced using environmentally friendly methods, and have a low carbon footprint. By choosing sustainable products, you can reduce negative impacts on the environment, such as deforestation, pollution, and climate change. So it is important that you shop sustainably to protect the planet for future generations.

Funky Chunky Furniture and Sustainability

Sustainability has been a focus for Funky Chunky Furniture since we started in 2013, and as we’ve grown so has our commitment to sustainability. We have a joint responsibility to reduce our impact, protect our world, and support sustainable growth, and  our Sustainability Pledge is our promise that we will do our best.

As innovations are made and new technologies become available, we continue to look for ways to further reduce our environmental impacts. We currently have a number of practices in place to ensure we operate sustainably, including using only sustainably sourced timbers, offering carbon neutral deliveries, and reusing all of our sawdust and wood off-cuts. 

Here are some ways that you can make a difference by shopping sustainably for your furniture:

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Purchase FSC® Certified Products (FSC-C177532)

Try searching for brands that prioritise sustainability in their production and other operations, or companies that highlight various certifications including Fairtrade, PEFC and FSC certifications that show their dedication to sustainability. Manufacturing solid wood furniture, we are aware of our responsibility , which is why we’re proud that the beautiful timbers we use for our shelves, mantels and other furniture have been independently certified to FSC® Standards.

FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification is an important aspect of sustainable furniture shopping. The FSC sets the standards for responsible forest management, ensuring that forests are managed in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. By choosing products with FSC certification, you can contribute to the conservation of forests, the animals and plants that live in them, and support local communities. It also helps to combat illegal logging, deforestation, and forest degradation.

Look for the FSC label when shopping for wood, paper, and other forest-based products to make a positive impact on the environment and society.

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Choose Durable and Long-lasting Furniture

Sustainable shopping also encourages durable and long-lasting products, with the potential for repairs or upcycling rather than short-term disposable options. This supports the concept of a circular economy, where products are used, repaired, and repurposed rather than discarded, reducing waste and conserving resources.

All of our pieces are handcrafted with real life in mind using the highest quality materials, so you know each product will withstand everyday life in your home. We also offer a 25-Year Guarantee on all of our handmade furniture, so you can be sure that it’s made to an exceptionally high standard and will last you a lifetime.

Reduce Your Emissions with Carbon Neutral Options

Companies across the world are increasing their efforts to become carbon neutral. While there are numerous ways that businesses can reduce their carbon footprint, these are just a few of the approaches that we take to offset our carbon emissions:

When you shop with Funky Chunky Furniture your delivery can be entirely carbon neutral. Every order placed via our website and paid for using the Shop Pay option can have its carbon emissions offset as a part of the Shopify Sustainability Fund. We work alongside Climeworks and Planetary to proactively remove carbon from the atmosphere and oceans; the fund also helps to support Remora to create carbon removal devices for semi-trucks and help to reverse climate change.

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Consider Ethically Sourced Accessories

Opting for ethically-sourced decor is a great way to support local artisans, craftspeople and the surrounding community. When you’re purchasing from any retailer, take a moment to consider what they’re made from, and how and where they’re made before making your decision to purchase.

Take a look at our beautiful Ethical Choice Accessories, which accounts for 30% of our Home Accessories. We are incredibly proud of this range and aim to expand our offering of ethically sourced pieces so that it represents a larger proportion of our products.

Read more about Funky Chunky Furniture’s dedication to sustainability and ethics

What to read next?

Sophie, Interior stylist at Funky Chunky Furniture discussing our wood options

Sophie O'Mahony

Sophie is our in-house interior fashion expert, writing our on-trend blogs and curates our ethical accessory collections.

Sophie works with the furniture designers at Funky Chunky Furniture - she has quite a bit of experience creating rustic interior design sets for photo shoots across all rooms in the home.

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