11 Eco-Friendly Furniture Brands

Homemakers is proud to carry eco-friendly furniture brands that keep the health of the Earth in mind. From sustainable wood to recycled plastic, find environmentally friendly furniture for any room of your home. Here are green furniture brands we're proud to carry at Homemakers, both online and in our Des Moines showroom.

Sustainable Polywood Furniture

Amish Polywood Furniture

Amish Outdoors has been producing eco-friendly patio furniture since 2003. This company is known for its durable poly (or HPDE) outdoor furniture. Also known as polywood, this material is made from recycled plastic. For every 100 pounds of polywood lumber produced, one thousand milk jugs are repurposed instead of being sent to landfills. It won’t fade, warp or deteriorate in outdoor conditions.
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Environmentally Friendly Nuvella Fabric

Ashley Nuvella Fabric Furniture
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Nuvella fabric is made from solution-died synthetic fibers. This dyeing process generates no water waste, making it an eco-friendly furniture fabric. Due to the nature of the solution, it also prevents stains and fading. This makes it a perfect fabric for furniture upholstery.
*It can also be cleaned with bleach while maintaining its original color!
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Daniel's Amish Sustainable Furniture

Daniel's Amish Sustainable Wood Furniture {Learn More}

Daniel’s Amish makes handcrafted, sustainable wood furniture that will last for years to come. Their hardwood is sustainably sourced from local forests in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. So, along with being a quality American-made option, it is an environmentally friendly choice.
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Sustainable NuvoLeather Furniture

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Flexsteel offers furniture upholstered with NuvoLeather. This environmentally safe preformance fabric is made from recycled leather. It still has the same weight of leather, but gives you an affordable, eco-friendly alternative.
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Greenington Bamboo Eco-Friendly Furniture

Greenington Bamboo Furniture

Greenington uses Moso bamboo for their furniture. This is one of the fastest-growing plants and an extremely sustainable furniture material. Bamboo is 20% more sustainable and 100% harder than Red Oak. The natural beauty of Moso bamboo creates unique variations in all of their furniture. Greenington also has a “no waste” mentality. They even use their bamboo sawdust to generate steam for press machines.
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Magnussen Furniture { Learn More }

Magnussen is aware of the growing need to preserve the planet. They empower their team to think "green" to pursue solutions to reduce waste and use sustainable elements. They do this by recycling, offering a digital catalog, making their manufacturing efficient, supporting reforestation to replace trees used in their production and minimizing packaging materials.
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Martin Furniture { Learn More }

Martin Furniture strives to improve their sustainability efforts. They do this through sourcing, manufacturing, packaging and recycling. Their raw materials come from forests with strict environmental standards that support sustainable foresty. They manufacture using panels that emit low to no formaldehyde. The company recycles scraps and packaging materials used are biodegradable. In addition, all products are crafted locally, reducing carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption.
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Eco-friendly Nursery Furniture

Million Dollar Baby Furniture
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Even your nursery can be environmentally friendly. Million Dollar Baby uses pine wood, one of the most renewable wood resources, to create sustainable cribs. They also package their products with recycled cardboard.
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Modus Furniture

Modus Furniture is committed to preventing and minimising their environmental impact. They do this by keeping their energy use and CO2 emissions to a minimum, avoid depletion of habitat and resourses and use only FSC or PEFC certified timber, board, cardboard and paper products. They limit the use of harmful substances and creation of emissions, recycle and reuse materials, keep their plastic footprint to a minimum and are careful about who and where they buy from.
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Sauder Furniture { Learn More }

All Sauder Furniture products are made with engineered wood. They also convert residual sawdust into electricity with their own cogeneration plant. Any remaining wood waste is used in various ways, such as animal bedding.
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Eco-Friendly Serta Mattresses

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Did you know that our Serta mattresses use recycled steel? All innersprings in Serta mattresses are made from 95% post-industrial recycled steel. This is steel is repurposed from the manufacturing processes. Serta also uses sustainable wood for their mattress foundations. Their wood is sourced from forests that are certified sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council.

In addition to using eco-friendly materials, Serta also recycles remnant scraps from the manufacturing process. For example, they use recycled materials for their innerspring crates.
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Eco-friendly Reclaimed Wood Furniture

Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed wood furniture is made from recycled wood, keeping these materials out of landfills. Due to the nature of repurposed wood, each piece of reclaimed wood furniture has a unique, one-of-a-kind look.

Top Brands Using Reclaimed Wood: Hammary Furniture | Furniture Classics | Magnussen | Dovetail

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Eco-friendly Electric Fireplaces

Electric Fireplaces

Electric fireplaces are a sustainable home addition. Unlike gas and wood burning fireplaces, they have no emissions such as carbon monoxide. They do not require wood or fossil fuels to use and are energy-efficient. Also, electric fireplaces heat only the room you’re using. This stops unnecessary energy waste and loss of money heating your whole home.

Best-Selling Electric Fireplace Brands: Classic Flame/Tresanti | Dimplex | Ashley

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Eco-friendly Alder Wood Furniture

Alder Wood

Alder regenerates naturally and prolifically and flourishes in areas where other species may not survive. It has unique nitrogen-fixing properties that provide fertility to the soil where it grows, assisting other species to survive. Since Alder develops so quickly, it prevents soil erosion and protects other more delicate and slow-growing species.

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Eco-friendly Coir Rug

Coir Material

Coir is a natural fiber extracted from coconut husks. It's used in products like floor mats, doormats and brushes. Coir is found between the internal shell and outer coat of the coconut.

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Eco-friendly Jute Rug

Jute Material

Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into strong threads. It's mainly used to make burlap, hessian or gunny cloth. Jute is one of the most affordable natural fibers and it's composed of the plant materials cellulose and lignin.

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Greenguard Certified

Greenguard Certification

Products that are GREENGUARD Certified have been tested and scientifically proven to have low chemical emissions. They're guaranteed to give off low levels of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. VOCs are carbon-based chemicals that become vapors or gases. Wall paint, flooring and mattresses all give off VOCs. VOCs are responsible for that "new car smell." Indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, so GREENGUARD Certification shows that the products certified emit less chemical emissions, making it safer for the home. GREENGUARD Gold Certification means the products emit even low levels, making them safe for kids and classrooms.

Shop GREENGUARD Certified Products: Million Dollar Baby | Crib Mattresses & Pads

Sustainability at Homemakers Furniture

Along with offering sustainable furniture brands, Homemakers works hard to be eco-friendly:

  • In 2018, we recycled 447 tons of materials. Cardboard made up 465 of those tons.
  • We have installed LED bulbs throughout the building, both in the showroom and in corporate.
  • We reuse bags and boxes whenever possible, producing less recycling and trash.
  • We have water bottle fillers throughout our offices, offering employees a sustainable way to drink water.
  • We offer a mattress recycling program. When your new mattress is delivered from Homemakers, we’ll take your old mattress to be recycled for free! In 2018, we recycled 7,484 mattresses.

Homemakers works hard every day so each of our shoppers can feel good about the furniture they bring home.