Our ambition is to help accelerate the transition towards a circular future. We believe a circular economy is the most effective response to the threat of global warming. Here are the five specific actions we’re taking.
Use. Repair. Recycle. The single most important thing we can do as a company is to make furniture that lasts - furniture that turns into heirloom pieces that are passed down through generations. This ambition informs our design decisions and quality standards.
Materials have significant impact on human and environmental health. We source responsibly and track all materials used in our products through Material Passports. We avoid materials on the Red List and do our best to minimize the use of virgin materials in our furniture.
Our partners are essential in helping us reach our goals. Therefore, we chose to work with factories that share our vision for a circular future. While our partners may not be where they need to be yet, our strict 5-point validation process makes sure they have robust processes in place and are making continuous progress. All of our production partners are located in Europe.
Our first priority is to eliminate our carbon emissions, and every day we get closer to that goal. The emissions we can’t eliminate we offset. This makes our net footprint neutral. It also gives us a financial incentive to continue to improve, since carbon offsets have a price.
This is all good, but we still have many puzzles to solve. This is why our vision goes beyond what we do as a furniture maker. We work on a series of projects focused on accelerating the transition to a circular future. Some will fail, but others might create solutions that can be used within and potentially outside our industry.
Ask questions. Push us all to do better. You don’t need to buy our furniture, but make sure you buy from someone who cares. This goes for every purchase, not only furniture. You have superpowers as a consumer. Use that power, because the collective power of all consumers can do more to change the world than any regulation or political intervention is able to do.