Although the pandemic has been taking up most of our thoughts over the past year, that's not to say we've completely forgotten about climate change (thank you Joe Biden). And while we're well acquainted with the pitfalls and environmental consequences of fast fashion, now's the time to start taking a look at fast interiors, fast fashion's homeware counterpart. It's far less likely that you'll have thought about the impact that non-sustainable furniture can have on the planet.
If you are one of the many who has used the time in lockdown to rethink your home space, you may have considered graduating from the basic flatpack table and bed you got when you first started renting. If so, now is the time to invest in some sustainably made furniture.
As with sustainable fashion, the price points are higher but if you can afford it, it helps to see it as an investment – a piece of furniture that will last and last. Plus, you get the satisfaction of knowing your purchase is supporting a move towards a more sustainable home.
Ahead we've listed some of our favourite brands and retailers to help you find that perfect piece of sustainable furniture to pull your home together.