Companies and Brands

Avoid All Furniture Brands Except These 12

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There are almost countless options when it comes to buying new furniture. There are stores with physical locations, online-only, and secondhandstores. In a consumer environment where the convenience of same-day free shipping is the easiest,but not the most ethical choice, it can be reallytempting to buy a cheap, low-quality, ethically ambiguous sofa from monopolizing companies.

If you resist the dopamine hit that comes from hitting thatpurchase,button, you might be able to be open to more ethical, sustainable brands that treat people fairly, source responsibly, and try their best to be better for the planet and better for humanity.We’vecurated a list of just such brands for your consideration. These brands are high-quality, for any budget, and will last much longer than anything that comes same-day.

We also included information about each company, and ranked their prices using one to three dollar signs.

Why Are We Talking About This?

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It can be fun designing your home.

Furniture is among the majorinvestments families makewhen updating their home or moving to a new house.If you’regoing to spend a lot of money on anything, you want to make sureyou’renot only getting good quality products but supporting a company that isdeserving of your patronage.We did the work of finding companies that fit both criteria.

#1 Maiden Home

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A photo of some clean interior furniture.
  • Furniture Type:Benches, Ottomans, Tables, Seating, Bedroom
  • Price: $$$
  • Ethics: American Made, Greenguard Certified, Woman Owned, Natural Materials

Maiden Home

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A stack of chairs.

Maiden Home offers handcrafted-to-order furniture that is customizable and handcrafted in North Carolina with eco-friendly manufacturing practices. Maiden Home offers a lifetime guarantee, payment plans, and sustainable materials. Customers can have a consultationwith an in-house interior designer to bring their design goals to life. Maiden Home offers,design-driven luxury for the modern home.

#2 Avocado

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Some stylish interior furniture.
  • Furniture Type:Bed Frames, End Tables, Dressers, Mattresses, Seating, Ottoman, Benches
  • Price: $$
  • Ethics: Greenguard Certified, Natural Materials, Climate Neutral, Certified B Corp, Nontoxic

Avocado

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You don’t have to shop in person anymore.

We spend half our day on our mattresses, that’swhyit’simportantfor Avocado to giveyou a good experience. It uses 100% Certified Organic materials using aFarm To Mattress,process. Avocado uses GOTS-certified organic wool from northern India,and organic latex from Kochian rubber trees. All materials are sentto its factory in Los Angeleswhere they are handmade into mattresses and other products.

#3 Kaiyo

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A view of a designed bedroom.
  • Furniture Type:Beds, Tables, Chairs, Sofas
  • Price: $–$$
  • Ethics: Plant Trees, Budget Friendly

Kaiyo

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Someone shopping for a mattress.

Kaiyo buys and sells pre-owned high-end pieces to contribute to a circular economy. Besides like-new condition items that are inspected,and cleaned, they also sellfixer-uppers,for even more savings. Kaiyo believes in empowering customers to help the planet while alsoenjoying luxury furniture. After purchasing, furniture is deliveredby a white-glove delivery team that will set up your pieces free of charge. Selling on Kaiyo is a breeze as well! After submitting your used furniture, a team will come andpick it up for you. Customers earn a revenue share based on the resale price.

#4 The Citizenry

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A fancy living room design.
  • Furniture Type:Tables, Seating, Décor, Bathroom, Bedroom, Ottomans, Storage
  • Price: $$
  • Ethics: Cruelty-Free, Fair Trade

The Citizenry

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Handmade furniture for sale.

The Citizenry believes that ethical craft should meet elevated design. They also are the largesthome retailer with100% of its products being fair trade. It offerswell-traveled designs,that celebrate the culturethe products come from.Are you worried about the downline being ethical? The Citizenry pays its downline twice the fair-trade wage requirement. They are partnered with 3,938 artisans globally includingweavers, ceramicists, woodworkers, sculptors, spinners, and other makersto create a sustainable world market.  The Citizenry sells furniture, bedding, textiles, mirrors, baskets, décor, bath, and kitchen products.

#5 Eva

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A simple apartment design.
  • Furniture Type:Chairs, Tables, Sofas, Beds, Mattresses,
  • Price: $$
  • Ethics: Certified B Corp, Natural Materials, BIPOC Owned, Family Owned

Eva

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A family shopping for furniture.

This woman-founded certified B corporation offers affordable and sustainable furniture that is minimalist in style and high in functionality. Designed out of Melbourne, Eva ethically sources all ofits materials and works hard to ensure sustainable forest management and low carbon emissions. Eva sells adaptable mattresses,andmodular sofas,and even offers furniture bundles

#6 GreenRow

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Warm colors in a bedroom.
  • Furniture Type: Lighting, Curtains, Rugs, Bedding, Bedroom, Nursery
  • Price: $$$
  • Ethics: Recycled Material, Fair Trade, Nest’sEthical Handcraft Program, Plants Trees

GreenRow

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Reclining chairs for sale.

GreenRow usessustainable materials such as responsibly sourced linen, cotton, coir, jute, natural latex foam, recycled steel, and FSC®-certified wood to craft its products.All products are free of single-use plastics. Its products are designedto be reused, repaired, and passed down for years. GreenRow is partneredwith Fair Trade USA,and Nest’sEthical Handcraft Program. It also plants a tree for every piece of wood furniture it sells. GreenRow is committed to contributing to a circular economy.

#7 Sabai

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Indoor furniture with a wooden aesthetic.
  • Furniture Type: Sofas, desks, tables, pillows
  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Ethics: Plastic Free, Natural Materials, Recycled Materials, American Made, Chemical Free

Sabai

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A man making furniture.

Sabai offers affordable, sustainable, comfortable furniture pieces. It even has a Sabai Revive program where you canpurchase inspected and repaired second-handSabai products. It offersreplacement parts for your furniture to extend the life and use of your pieces.

Sabai is an affordable luxury furniture brand. It uses non-toxicand sustainable materials that you will love using. All furniture is American-made in ethically run factories. Customers can customize orders, and allpieces arrive in flat boxes and are easy to assemble.

#8 Keter

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A 1920’s style living room.
  • Furniture Type:Outdoor, Storage, Garden
  • Price: $–$$
  • Ethics: 100% Recyclable, Transparent Sustainability Report

Keter

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Some old-school interior design.

Keter is a furniture company that has been around since 1948 and specializes in producing resin outdoor furniture that isbuiltto be stylish, durable, and weather-resistant. Each product is guaranteed quick assembly with common household tools.

Keter uses sustainable technologies to make every piece functional and extremelydurable. It believes in creating 100% recyclable products and reducing its use of virgin resources to eliminate waste and promote a circular economy. It is dedicated to use up to 55% recycled material by 2025. Keter guarantees that itsproducts will not rust, warp, fade, peel, or discolor. In 2022, it used 137,000 tons of recycled material.

#9 Joybird

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A clean office design.
  • Furniture Type:Bookshelves, Tables, Chairs, Desks, Outdoor
  • Price: $$–$$$
  • Ethics: One Tree planted

Joybird

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A lot of thought can go into designing your home.

Joybird is committed to sustainability. It is partneredwith One Tree Planted, is Greengaurd Gold Certified, and uses fibers made from recycled PET bottles and sustainable fabrics. It also has sustainability consumer tips on its website!

Joybird is a mid-century modern custom-made furniture company. It believes in providing sustainable and high-quality products at fair prices. Customers can customize each piece to meet their specific needs. It is sosure you will love its furniture,thateach piece comes with a 90-day guarantee.

#10 Boll & Branch

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Someone building a dresser.
  • Furniture Type: Beds, Dressers, Nightstands, Benches, Mattresses
  • Price: $$–$$$
  • Ethics: Traceability, Woman Founded, 100% Organic Cotton

Boll & Branch

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A photo of discarded furniture.

As the first textile company to be certified with the Fair Trade USA, Boll & Branch has a transparent traceability program. You can enter your product’slot number on their website, and you will see the origins of your pieces, starting with the farms the materials were grown on. They have a closed end-to-end process by first partnering with small, family-owned farms that exclusively grow organic cotton from non-GMO seeds. In the ginning and spinning phase, the seeds are repurposed into cottonseed oil and sold, with the proceeds going directly back to the farmers.

All its woven fabrics are dyed to OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 guidelines. It does not use synthetic inputs,nor sandblasted finishing whichis harmful to workers. It also excludes harmful chemicals and toxins from its dying process. Boll & Branch requires all its partners in its downline to be certified with top social certification standards.

#11 Floyd

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Some stylish outdoor furniture.
  • Furniture Type:Bed Frames, Tables, Nightstands, Shelves, Sofas, Patio Furniture
  • Price: $–$$$
  • Ethics: Carbon Neutral, FSC-Certified

Floyd

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Find the exact furniture you want.

Floyd contributes to a circular economy by creating adaptable designs that haveindividual parts that can be easily replacedor fixed if damaged. It specializes in modular furniture that is easily customizable. It wants to offer pieces that will last you a lifetime. All raw materials are sourcedfrom America. Floyd also has aFull Cycleprogram where you can buy imperfect and returned products to save them from the landfill. Some furniture stores have modular sofas, which isn’ta new concept. Floyd has modular sofas, bed frames, and shelving systems! 

#12 Koskela

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A display for bedroom furniture.
  • Furniture Type: Coffee Tables, Dining Tables, Charis, Sofas, Tree Vases
  • Price: $–$$$$
  • Ethics: Certified B Corp

Koskela

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A man cleaning some furniture.

Koskela is an Australian-based Certified B Corp that goals to create sustainable heirloom furniture that you can enjoy for generations. All of its pieces are easily repaired,and intentionally designed. It has lines of commercial furniture, home furniture, and even school furniture. Koskela partners with First Nation Artists (71 so far and counting),and has generated over $1.4 Million in revenue for those artists. It also produces everything in Australiapartnered with local manufacturers and workshops, andalways fair trade.

Koskela is proudly Australia’svery first Certified B Corp. It is committed to using sustainable materials sourced through ethical suppliers. It has goals to be fully circular by 2027. Koskela also has aKoskela ReHome,section where you can buy second-handKoskela products.

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