Rodgers of York – sustainable furniture
Whether you’re looking to refresh your dining room, wallpaper your entire home, or seek out exciting lighting and accessories, you’re sure to be inspired by their sets and room ranges.
Besides offering such a striking choice when it comes to your home, what also stands out about Rodgers is that they go out of their way to operate in an environmentally friendly way. They take a proactive approach to recycling – from all paper, cardboard and plastic packaging, to larger items like recycling furniture and carpets collected from customers as part of their service – minimize landfill waste (only 15% of their waste goes to landfill), and also work in partnership with York Community Furniture Store, donating furniture to help those who need it most.
Their environmental approach extends to the brands they feature, and here we pick five that really highlight the fact that sustainability doesn’t impact design quality.
Ulster Carpets is the manufacturer of high quality wool carpets. Wool is classified as a rapidly renewable material – woolen fleece regrows in 12 months, providing a sustainable supply of high quality raw material.
Most Ulster ranges are a blend of 80% wool and 20% nylon yarn, and they have a range of 100% natural undyed wool called Natural Choice, developed to minimize environmental impact , but suitable for high wear applications. They also produce a quality underlay called Axfelt Triple Layer Underlay, made from 100% recycled materials, including old carpets and rubber tires. Good for the environment, but also for you: wool rugs improve air quality, thermal insulation and have anti-allergic properties.
Makers of the finest wood flooring, all Woodpecker Flooring wood is sourced from responsibly managed sustainable forests and is fully certified to the highest standards. They also offer a range of bamboo flooring, the most sustainable choice that grows even faster after cutting and regenerates every five years.
Woodpecker is committed to becoming the first carbon-negative flooring company by 2030, and they’re also creating the Woodpecker Forest of Tomorrow, planting 50,000 saplings on 200 acres around their home in the South Country. of Wales.
For Stressless, being green is more than a claim – it’s a way of life.
The Norwegian company manufactures elegant sofas and armchairs. They reuse materials to reduce the need for additional resources, such as using European beech for chair bases. Excess wood chips are collected and burned to produce heat used in their factory and offices, and leather scraps are collected and sold to companies that make smaller leather products.
Sustainable materials are sought after and they only use water-based paints and lacquers. When you buy a Stressless product, you’re investing in comfort, but you’re also making a sustainable and responsible choice – their products are so well made, they’ll last a lifetime.
This company is one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality living room and dining room furniture. As a sustainable company, economy and ecology are of equal importance. Venjakob believes that sustainability starts with design, which is why they strive for a timeless creation.
Venjakob was one of the first companies in the furniture industry to voluntarily offset its emissions under the “clean development mechanism”. The wood used comes from handpicked suppliers, their furniture is naturally finished and they contribute to the replanting of local hardwood forests.
This bed maker puts sustainability at the center of everything it does, from using renewable natural resources to carbon offset programs.
They are the world’s leading carbon neutral bed manufacturer and have held this prestigious title for a decade, as well as holders of the Queens Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development.
All of their beds and mattresses are fully recyclable and they work hand in hand with the Red Tractor organization, Better Cotton Initiative and Cotton Connect.
The wood used for their box springs comes from sustainably managed forests and they were the first bed manufacturer to comply with ISO 14001 environmental management systems.
You can find out more by visiting Rodgers of York at Monks Cross, York, YO32 9JR, calling them on 01904 610 570 or visiting the website here