All in Home Furnishings

Ecowool

Ecowool has been providing quality sheepskin rugs, boots, and slippers along with wool clothing and bedding to customers worldwide for over 20 years. Their environmentally friendly products are made from pure New Zealand wool that is grown in unpolluted alpine pastures. Ecowool's sheepskin rugs are not tanned using harsh chemicals like arsenic and formaldehyde. They are trimmed, machined, washed, left to dry in the sun, and finally combed over and over by hand. Ecowool offers free worldwide shipping in the currency of your choice.

Freecycle Network - Free Item Exchange

Freecycle Network is like Craigslist, but everything is free. Their purpose is to keep good stuff out of landfills by allowing members to give away items they no longer need and search for things they can use. Freecycle reduces waste, saves precious resources, and eases the burden on our landfills. Freecycle is a nonprofit movement of more than 5,000 local groups and 9 million members from all around the world. Just type your location on the home page and you will likely find a group nearby with hundreds or thousands or free items available. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers. Membership is free. As a nonprofit, The Freecycle Network's operating expenses are funded by donations, Google ads, and grants. In addition to reducing waste, The Freecycle Network believes they help instill a sense of generosity of spirit that strengthens local community ties and promotes environmental sustainability.

Sierra Trading Post - Discounted Outdoor Gear

Sierra Trading Post is a huge outdoor gear store that carries hundreds of major brands of outdoor gear at discounted prices. Over the years, Sierra Trading Post has sold more than 640,000 backpacks and 2,600,000 merino wool socks. They offer organic cotton clothing, wool shirts, and a wide range of men's clothing, women's clothing, underwear, hats, gloves, sweaters, shoes, outdoor gear, pet supplies, luggage, bed & bath, and household supplies. Most orders are shipped within 24 hours. Sierra Trading Post is part of The TJX Companies and they practice a wide range of sustainability initiatives including energy efficiency, waste reduction, inhouse recycling, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for one of their home office buildings, carbon offsets, solar and geothermal technologies on some buildings, and they hae begun testing alternative fuel vehicles for distribution. TJX is also committed to causes that help support families and children.

VivaTerra - Furniture and Home Decor

VivaTerra offers globally-inspired goods created with sustainability and integrity in mind. They support non-profit and fair trade organizations to ensure artisans see fair wages, healthy working conditions, and sustainable development for their communities. Viva Terra uses FSC-certified or reclaimed wood, recycled glass, vintage fabrics, or salvaged metal to produce many of their products. They produce products without chemicals and their fabrics use natural dyes. In addition to fair trade imports, VivaTerra strives to support local artisans. Their product line covers a wide range of household items including home decor, pillows, rugs, mirrors, vases, beds, sofas, chairs, tables, dinnerware, cookware, bedding, apparel, jewelry, planters, potted plants, and gifts.

Twin Oaks Community - Intentional Community and Hammock Maker

Twin Oaks Community is an intentional community in rural central Virginia made up of around 90 adult members and 15 children. Since the community's beginning in 1967, their way of life has reflected their values of cooperation, sharing, nonviolence, equality, and ecology. Twin Oaks Community does not have a group religion or central leader. They govern themselves by a form of democracy with shared responsibilities. They are self-supporting economically, and partly self-sufficient. Each member works 42 hours a week in the community's business and domestic areas. Each member receives housing, food, healthcare, and personal spending money from the community. Twin Oaks Hammocks generates most of their outside income along with several new ventures. Less than half of their work goes into income-producing activities with the balance spent on milking cows, gardening, cooking, and childcare. Twin Oaks hammocks are hand-crafted by community members from a variety of fabrics including hemp and recycled polyester. They are very durable and Twin Oaks will repair damaged hammocks as well. They offer free shipping to the contiguous 48 US states. Twin Oaks Seed Farm grows open-pollinated and heirloom vegetable seeds on six acres of certified organic land. They produce seeds for several small retail seed companies.

Tilonia Artisans of India

Based in Tilonia, India, Tilonia's online store is operated in partnership with the Friends of Tilonia by Barefoot College. They feature a variety of handcrafted accent pillows, bed spreads, quilts, throws, duvet covers, scarves, and table linens. All products are produced by artisans in rural communites using traditional methods. The fabric offerings are produce by more than 350 families of weavers, spinners and knitters near Tripuradevi, a village the Kumaon Himalayas.  They are handspun from Tibetan sheep wool and pure silk using solar powered spinning wheels in some of the unelectrified villages. The online store helps Barefoot College address basic needs of the rural poor by creating local advocates for rainwater harvesting, clean energy, girls' education, and economic opportunities for rural women. They develop direct sales and marketing channels for the artisans of Tilonia in the U.S and abroad. Training and materials provided by the College enable women from traditional communities to work from home, helping them to generate income from their needlework or sewing.

Shepherd's Dream - Wool Mattresses and Bedding

Shepherd's Dream produces chemical-free wool mattresses, wool mattress toppers, wool comforters, wool pillows and wooden bed frames. Every item is hand-made in their northern California workshop. Shepherd's Dream strives to produce products that will last a lifetime. Rather than support a disposable culture, they even offer re-furbishing of your products should the need arrise. Shepherd's Dream uses wool that is grown and processed in the USA without toxic chemicals or flame retardants. Their Eco Wool is from local flocks of sheep that are raised following specific criteria that ensures top quality wool and the batting is converted at a carding mill located down the road from Shepherd’s Dream. Although Eco Wool is not certified organic, the local sourcing, sustainable production standards, and exceptional quality makes it the top choice for Shepherd's Dream. Products may be ordered online and are promptly made to order and shipped to any location.

Vermont Woods Studios

Vermont Woods Studios is a collection of furniture makers who work independently from small studios & workshops scattered across the state of Vermont. Together, they produce American-made furniture crafted with eco-friendly solid hardwoods. Vermont Woods Studios strives to source their hardwoods within 500 miles of the studios. This reduces carbon emissions from transportation and ensures that the wood comes from well-managed forests. They use FSC certified lumber or some of the artisans selectively harvest lumber from their own property. All of the products are finished with traditional oil and wax or finishes that are non-toxic, formaldehyde-free, and with little or no volatile organic chemicals. Vermont Woods Studios has a long list of sustainable business practices that they adhere to including regularly asking for chain of custody documents (legal logging certifications) before buying wood products. They use recycled or recyclable packaging materials and have a carton return/reuse policy.

Foam Order - Mattresses and Furnishings

Foam Order is a family-owned business with a commitment to sustainable and healthy products. They specialize in custom foam products and natural latex foam. Most mattresses are made using polyurethane foam and memory foam made from petrochemicals that will off-gas while you are sleeping. Foam Order mattresses and mattress toppers are made from organic cotton, organic wool, and certified 100% natural latex foam from the rubber tree. Foam Order sends their scraps to be recycled into carpet pads and they converted their manufacturing facility to run on solar power. Foam Order will also produce custom pillows, bench cushions, and other foam products from organic materials and they can be easily ordered on their website. They offer free shipping, free 90-day trials, and split comfort mattresses with different firmness choices on each side.

Bean Products - Bean Bags and Home Furnishings

Bean Products is an environmentally sustainable and socially conscious small business dedicated to manufacturing well designed, useful, long-lasting products that have a minimal impact on our environment. Beginning with the Sleeping Bean Body Pillow in 1987, the company has grown to into a leader in sustainable manufacturing. Using sustainable resources like organic cotton, hemp, kapok, buckwheat hulls, natural latex and recycled poly fiber, Bean Products produces bean bag chairs, pillows, yoga mats, cushions, meditation benches, and massage mats. They also produce a full line of organic upholstered furniture including sofas, loveseats, and chairs. Everything Bean Products produces is made in the USA. Located in Chicago, their products are available online.

Natures Sway - Baby Slings and Hammocks

Natures Sway baby slings, carriers, and hammocks are made from natural materials including hemp, organic cotton, cotton calico, and wool. Their products undergo stringent quality control processes for strength, quality, comfort, and purity, including being allergy free. Natures Sway strives to support local business and contribute to the local economy. Located in New Zealand, Natures Sway ships worldwide.

Pure-Rest Organics

Pure-Rest Organics is extremely strict about where and who they get their raw materials from. Purity and environmental responsibility are their top concerns. Most of their organic cotton batting and organic cotton fabrics come from the USA. Their certified organic wool is from New Zealand and is not fumigated and their natural rubber from Sri Lanka meets strict purity standards. To ensure further purity, Pure-Rest facilities are painted with Safecoat, which seals the floors and sewing tables and they do not allow any scented products including perfumes worn by employees in the facility. Products are tested by third party testing to ensure there are no contaminants. Pure-Rest produces organic mattresses and bedding for babies and adults as well as towels, pet beds, pillows, and blankets. Many of their products are made in their San Diego facility and they offer online sales.

Mexican Hammocks Ltd

Mexican Hammocks Ltd sells authentic handmade Mexican hammocks, chair hammocks, hammock stands, and Mexican blankets. All of their products are hand-woven by Mayan men and women in remote villages in Yucatán, México. Work is done at home where working conditions are much better and safer than in factories. Mexican Hammocks strives to improve the lives of the local native Mayan community by providing sustainable employment and fair working conditions. The company is based in New Zealand and sales worldwide are shipped directly from the villages where the hammocks are made.

MarketPlace: Handwork of India

MarketPlace: Handwork of India is a pioneering nonprofit that empowers women in India to break the cycle of poverty. MarketPlace works with over 400 artisans who are organized into 11 independent co-operatives that produce high-quality women's apparel and home decor They learn skills such as sewing and embroidery, and participate in all aspects of running the cooperatives. Programs offer educational and enrichment opportunities designed to help the artisans overcome personal, cultural and financial obstacles. MarketPlace products available for purchase online include jackets, tops, skirts, pants, dresses, bags, jewelry, scarves, table linen, curtains, and cushion covers.

Woolly Pocket - Living Wall Planters

Woolly Pocket is the creator of modular, green, breathable, vertical garden planters. Their planters will allow you to quickly create lush green walls and magnificent vertical gardens on any indoor or outdoor wall, fence or railing. You can use multiple planters to design living walls of any shape or size. Their inspiring gallery contains endless ideas for how you can transform your space.  Living wall planters are made in the USA from up to 100% recycled plastics.

Eco-Artware

Eco-Artware is a small, woman-owned online store that started in 1999. They offer all things beautiful, well-made, and both environmentally and animal-friendly. They offer a collection of sustainable products made from recycled, reworked, and natural materials by cutting edge artists and craftsmen. You’ll find everything from wallets made from 25-year-old British fire hose, baskets woven from recycled South African telephone wire, cuff links made from out-of-use U.S. subway tokens, platters made of reworked aluminum street signs and much more.