Sustainability is very much at the heart of our work; it has always been important to us – not just in the materials we use for our furniture, but where and how our designs are made and who makes them. Sustainability is a choice we make to consider the big picture of how the way we work impacts the planet. It’s humbling to look at 2019 and understand how much goodness can come out of the simplicity of doing the right thing. Thank you for making this year memorable and supporting a sustainable future.
70,000 trees planted in the U.S.
The solid hardwood used in our furniture is sourced within the U.S. where selective harvesting allows the surrounding trees to flourish. Our woodworking partners also use wood shavings to heat their shops or done to local farms as animal bedding.
15,000 American artisans employed
More than 90% of our products are made in America of the highest quality U.S. and imported materials, thanks to our partnerships. We're proud that more than 15,000 American artisans help make the Room & Board products you've loved this year and every year.
$950,000 donated to community partners
It is one of our core beliefs that we should all do our part to better the communities where we live and work. Whether it's serving homeless youth, helping preserve 16,000 acres of coastal land, or partnerships that are committed to strengthening homes and families, we believe that in order to do well we must do good.
50,000 feet of material salvaged in Baltimore
We partnered with the USDA Forest Service and Humanim, a social services enterprise, to improve the Baltimore community environmentally and socially. Through the Urban Wood project, we've helped create jobs for those under-served in Baltimore and salvaged 55,000 feet of material (the equivalent of 90 row homes). Read more about this project, featured in USA Today.
18.8 million milk jugs saved from landfills
Our Emmet outdoor lounge chair is made from 100% superior grade recycled plastic. In fact, 300 milk jugs go into each Emmet chair. Throughout the years, you've helped save 18.8 million jugs from landfills. Shop Emmet
1,569 baskets sold from Ten by Three™
We love to bring you items that look good while doing good. Hand-woven in Uganda, India and Ghana, our baskets from Ten by Three™do just that. Artisans in Ten by Three earn a Prosperity Wage®, at least 2.5 times higher than Fair Trade wages, giving artisans the funds to invest in their own small businesses. Your support through these products has helped feed a family of four in Bangladesh for 18,579 days. Shop Bangla basket