"So, why not go sustainable?” 

One of the hottest topics of the last few decades has been, “How can we save our environment?”

This question paved the way for many open discussions about why our environment is changing, how it impacts us, and how we can all work to improve our environmental issues. This brings in companies finding innovative ways to change one of the biggest impactors of pollution: Consumption. I’m not just talking about shopping. I’m talking about the materials that are used and wasted to produce the things we love and desire.

I’ve listed three companies below that are doing amazing things to change the way interior design materials and products are made, so that we can live a better quality life, with better quality results.

Fire Clay Tile

If you read my last blog, then you’ll remember Fireclay Tile. Started in 1986 by Paul Burns, Fireclay Tile is a tile manufacturing company based in California that creates its unique set of tiles and mosaics with recycled material and sustainable manufacturing processes.

They are devoted to producing high quality products that are beautiful and good for our planet. Check them out at their website.

KIREI

Kirei is a company dedicated to bringing natural, non-toxic materials to designers and architects to create elegant spaces with very low impact to the environment.

It has found a way to create beautiful pieces by reclaiming old plant fibers from coconut husks and stalks. Plant fibers that traditionally end up in landfill are repurposed and given new life as classic sustainable pieces you would be proud to have in your home. You can find out more about Kirei on their website.

FARROW & BALL

Paint is widely accepted as a necessary bucket of chemicals to breathe life into your home.

Farrow & Ball have found an alternative way to produce high quality paint at little consequence to your home’s air quality, and to the environment. Farrow & Ball’s water-based paint contains very little VOC (volatile organic compounds), reducing the level of pollutants released into the air - and because it is water-based, cleanup is very easy and simple, requiring only soap and water, making it less damaging to the overall environment.

Most of its materials are recyclable, and the company is aiming towards higher levels of sustainability. Make sure to check them out too.

With so much of our environment changing due to pollution and collectively high carbon footprints, it’s beginning to be difficult to ignore the changes around us.

Green or eco-friendly design is not just a trend, it’s a movement toward a better quality living for all that inhabit this planet. These three companies are just a few that are making great changes towards the way we look and think about design, and even more so the way we build our homes. The days of expensive, low quality sustainable, organic products are behind us.

So, why not go sustainable?