Eco warriors and those who care about this gorgeous planet of ours, listen up. While certain items in your home have obvious sustainable alternatives, like eco-friendly cleaning products, eco-friendly gifts and milk alternatives, other items are harder to find in greener pastures. Items like large pieces of furniture, for example. That is, until now — we’ve found an earth-conscious furniture brand that makes amazing pieces with sustainable materials and ethical manufacturing. They’re called Sabai.
Sabai makes furniture that’s easy to assemble, affordable to buy and is both modular and customizable. They’re all about making it easy to own their pieces and pass them along when you’re done with them, limiting the amount of waste that gets thrown away after use.
They use fabrics crafted from entirely natural fibers, recycled water bottles, FSC-certified wood, recycled fiber pillows and certiPUR-US certified foam.
The boxes they ship their pieces in are also 100% recycled and there’s no plastic involved in their packaging. The leg bags that cover your furniture’s appendages during shipping double as produce bags so you can save single-use items at the grocery store alongside your purchase.
Through their Sabai Standard, they’re aiming to reduce the 9.6 million tons of furniture waste Americans create every year that goes straight to landfills. Through their Repair Don’t Replace program, they offer services for repairing furniture that’s been the victim of an overly creative child with crayons or a chewy pup. Their Closed Loop Program buys back old furniture and recycles, refurbishes and/or resells it for you and gives you 20% of the revenue. Re-selling a piece of furniture cuts its carbon footprint by 82%, and they’re all about making that process as easy as possible.
You choose the cushions, the swatches for the fabric and the legs — and your brand new couch gets shipped to you in as little as six weeks. It’ll come ready to assemble in 10 minutes or less, and you’ll have Sabai as a resource for any refurbishing or re-selling you wish to do. They’ve got a loveseat, essential sofa, essential sectional and essential ottoman design for you to customize and work from, all of which are made in North Carolina, USA.