As a founding member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC), we are committed to transparency and improvement in everything we do, from material sourcing and manufacturing to supporting local communities. Sustainability has been a cornerstone of Room & Board values since we opened our doors in 1980. Read on to learn more about some of the ways we keep sustainability at the forefront of our business.
More than 90% of our products are crafted in the U.S. and 15,000 American artisans help make Room & Board furniture and home decor. In addition, working with family-owned companies around the U.S. means that materials and finished goods don’t have to travel as far to get to you, which reduces the environmental impact.
Our commitment to honoring natural materials means we use wood from carefully managed forests, often located within 100 miles of our manufacturers’ workshops. In 2017, our woodworking partners planted 60,000 trees in the U.S.
Room & Board offers a wide range of outdoor furniture and home decor made from 100% recycled high density polyethylene (HDPE), which is also fully recyclable. We also offer rugs made with ECONYL® yarn, which is made from recycled nylon that would otherwise end up in landfills.
Our reclaimed woods come from American barns, granaries, factories or row homes, lending one-of-a-kind character while salvaging beautiful materials. See these beautiful woods in products like our Bubble reclaimed wood stool or our Etting bookcase. We’ve also designed a range of pillows and throws that reuse vintage textiles from around the world. These home decor items are not only sustainable, but each one is unique and provides a meaningful finishing touch to any room.
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