There are any number of things you can do to improve the eco-efficiency of your house (solar panels, reflective glazing, rain water tanks) but you can turn a green house into a green home, with a few green additions.
While we want to be more environmentally sustainable, we also want products that don’t adversely impact our own environment at home. The Ekornes range of recliners do not use PVC, do not use harmful substances in moulded foam and do not use CFCs in their moulded plastics, meaning you can sit back, relax and enjoy the comforts of a clean and green home, maybe under St Albans' mohair throw made of sustainable South African goat fibre, produced in partnership with local communities from naturally grazing goats.
As deforestation becomes a more important issue, different brands are meeting their responsibilities in different ways. Moleskine’s diary and journals are made from FSC accredited sources, meaning that its paper is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. Another of our Home brands, Profile, only uses wood from sustainable Australian plantations and sends offcuts from its production process to others for recycling.
Looking forward, innovation will drive more sustainable outcomes. The Little Guy is a truly innovative, sustainable brand conceived and produced in Australia – made almost entirely of recycled stainless steel, its award winning design takes environmental impacts into account right through the life cycle of their products; from production to shipping, from everyday use to disposal. Australia’s own Keep Cup also embodies innovative sustainability, tackling the age old issue of takeaway coffee cups by giving coffee drinkers an alternative that is better for the environment at disposal but also aims to minimise environmental impacts through production as well.