Traditionally, furniture manufacturers have claimed that their furniture can be recycled, unfortunately they do little in the way of encouraging these practices. Consumer pressure has made these organisations quickly realise the importance of resource consumption and reducing unnecessary waste.
There has been real progress in the furniture industry on becoming more sustainable. This month IKEA rolled out the first furniture take-back service. IKEA customers can now return unwanted items in return for in store items or vouchers.
In order to live in healthy communities, it’s our commitment to be proactive in our Eco policy. At Twin we are always looking for ways to produce sustainable furniture whilst also partnering with local business.
Rather than embarking on the quick and cost effective daily methods of producing furniture, we lovingly employ traditional manufacturing techniques using quality materials. These include natural fibre fabrics and non-toxic processes which are conscientiously sourced. However, we work around the customers environmental criteria and Eco policy so each product is personally manufactured.
We’re proud to be based in Birmingham, so much so that we design, develop, manufacture and distribute our products all from this city. With everything in the supply chain being sourced within 20 miles of Birmingham we are proud to support local business. These low manufacturing miles mean we keep our emissions as low as possible and our designers and manufacturing hubs are in daily face-to-face contact to ensure our customers get exactly what they want.
What Are The Benefits For Our Customers?
Environmental benefits: Sustainable furniture has a longer life cycle as it’s created with the intention of being recycled and used for future purposes. Purchasing recycled furniture saves on energy and electricity. Our materials can be traced to source when requested and our timber is FSC sourced.
Economic benefits: Sustainable office furniture is preserved for the future, therefore minimising operating costs. Just because a piece of furniture is sustainable it does not mean it is expensive. The extended life cycle of the product provides your business with a cost-effective office space.
So how do I implement these changes?
1) Analyse your current workspace. What can be updated to support the growth of your business with sustainable, long lasting and attractive furniture?
2) Get the team involved. Ensure that all staff is involved in new furniture decisions, get feedback and use this as a team morale boost.
3) Implement a positive attitude to change and look at the long-term goals of your business.
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