You recycle then turn the water off when you brush your teeth. You bring reusable bags to the grocery store. But, you may have overlooked one very important area in which to be eco-conscious – your furniture! Furniture can be made from an abundance of reusable and sustainable materials. Our latest obsession for eco-savvy home adornments is bamboo! With Earth Day just around the corner, check out one of our favorite sustainable furniture brands.
Greenington provides their customers with only the finest in bamboo home furniture. They strive to ensure that their products represent quality, style and elegance; that’s why they use only the best materials, work with only the best craftsmen and provide the best possible service.
Bamboo is an environmentally friendly, renewable resource harvested from fully sustainable and rapidly growing forests.
- Bamboo is one of the earth’s fastest growing plants that grows to maturity in 5 years or less.
- Bamboo is one of the best plants on the earth to sequester carbon. It also releases about 35 percent more oxygen than equivalent stands of trees.
- Classic Bamboo is 20% harder than Red Oak.
- Exotic Bamboo is 100% harder than Red Oak.
And did we mention it’s simply STUNNING?!
Each bamboo culm used in the production of Greenington products is individually selected by the local farmer and harvested by hand. This preserves the eco-system of the native bamboo forest, and leaves the bamboo root system intact, from which new bamboo shoots will emerge and grow the following year.
Greenington does not use clear cutting, a timber harvesting method that involves the removal of standing trees in a given area, commonly used in the wood lumber industry.
Greenington utilizes the entire bamboo culm in the manufacturing process, wasting nothing. 100% of the bamboo material is used, including the sawdust, which is put to use generating steam for the dry kiln room and press machine.