As we head into 2020, a focus on sustainability will be a top interiors trend, almost transcending ‘trend’ to become a way of life.
Anyone who is interested in sustainability but has struggled with sourcing sustainable homeware and furniture, the Heal’s sustainable homeware is easy to identify thanks to designers at the store. As product provenance moves to the forefront of our minds, Heal’s has reinforced its kind-t0-the-planet commitment and made its upcoming collection its most sustainable to date.
From carefully-sourced materials to recycled yarns and energy efficient lighting, bringing sustainable design into the home has never been easier.
We’ve picked out some of the Heal’s sustainable homeware pieces from the Heal’s SS20 collection below:
WOMAN THROW BY ONE NINE EIGHT FIVE, £165
The throw is reversible and is made from recycled cotton, saved from garment-making factories, broken down into fibre and re-spun into yarn. It’s then woven, brushed and sewn using traditional techniques in British mills. What’s more, 15% of all profits from the limited edition collection will be donated to the UK’s eating disorder charity Beat. It’s also designed and made in England.
CANOPY RANGE BY LSA INTERNATIONAL, FROM £20
Centred around the concept of hydration and propagation, Canopy is a collection of sustainably manufactured products launched in collaboration with the Eden Project.
Each planter, vase or drinkware item is handmade from 100% recycled glass and is boxed in recycled, recyclable packaging printed with organic vegetable inks to further minimise the impact on the environment. This eco-conscious collection has won a prestigious iF Design Award 2019.
BARDOT BED BY HEAL’S, FROM £1,299
Exclusive to Heal’s and made in the UK, this bed has FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified wood, with a birch wood frame and solid beechwood feet. The FSC promote responsible management of the world’s forests, so ensuring furniture is certified is a goo contribution to caring for the planet.
MISTRAL SOFA BY HEAL’S, FROM £1,799
This sofa boasts innovative 100% recycled fabric – woven in Italy from yarns recycled from the fashion industry. It also has a low carbon footprint, as it’s produced in Wiltshire with FSC wood.
KINTA SERVING BOWL, £25
This product is handcrafted from sustainably sourced acacia wood and treated with a food-safe varnish. It’s produced by a small-scale family business in the Philippines. The company is well organised and strives to create a healthy, creative and enjoyable working environment for its employees, who all earn a decent, fair wage.
WAY CUSHION BY FERM LIVING, £85
By upcycling used plastic bottles, the Way series adds to the Heal’s sustainable homeware range by presenting an incredibly durable line of planet-friendly designs that can also be used outside. The woven recycled polyester covering each cushion is made up of 55 plastic bottles.
OCEAN DINING CHAIR BY MATER, £234
The Ocean Collection is a reimagined table-and-chair collection (originally designed in 1955) in ocean waste plastic, combining innovative solutions to prevent pollution of the world’s oceans – with one of the 20th century’s most renowned designers, Nanna Ditzel.
The ocean waste plastic and recycled plastic (PP) honours the UN Sustainable Development Goals of protecting ‘Life Below Water’ and ‘Responsible Consumption and Production’ and ‘Partnership for the Goals’.
The Ocean Collection is designed for disassembly, meaning that the design allows each component in its purest form to recycle into new production circles.
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