Let’s help make a difference to our environment!
According to Domino Magazine, Sustainability is a movement that is becoming more widespread than ever, especially as it pertains to design—and come 2019, it will be an overarching theme that will be all too present. It has made serious headway in the realm of food and drink (stainless steel straws, we’re looking at you) not to mention fashion, but the concept of living a more eco-conscious lifestyle has become ingrained in the methodology of many designers, especially when it relates to how they approach their craft. That said, there is a lot more to the movement than reclaimed materials and upcycled basics. The idea of being more sustainable has grown to embody an all-encompassing approach to design, with many brands looking to alternate resources with which to build their basics.
Rowe and Robin Bruce Frames—Use kiln-dried hardwood solid and laminate boards that are precision-milled to make a solid frame, one that won’t twist, warp or crack. Joints are held solid with mortise and tenon or double-dowel and corner block construction. These construction techniques give us confidence in offering a lifetime warranty on our frames.
With the launch of the EcoRowe initiative, the company has made a solid commitment to eco-friendly manufacturing processes and sustainable product development. EcoRowe focuses on crucial elements in our future a selection of fabrics produced from natural fibers, renewable fibers, and the use of wood from replenished, domestic forests for the frames and the choice of two eco-friendly seat cushion cores.
The eco-cushion core contains plant-based, renewable materials which replace significant amounts of petroleum-based materials used in standard foam cushions. Our eco-down blend cushion core is a modern combination of high-resiliency foam with recycled fiber and a blend of duck feather and down. The cotton ticking used to encase the feather and down is no longer bleached.
Each piece of Rowe and Robin Bruce furniture will include eco-wood and eco-cushion cores. With your choice of fabrics, you can create a complete eco-friendly piece of furniture.
Eco-Friendly Materials Used in furniture Production
Arm cardboard: 100% recycled paperboard
Corrugated cardboard: greater than 25% made from recycled corrugated containers
Down cushions filler made from recycled plastic bottles and ticking material is no longer bleached
Springs: made from recycled iron ore
Nails/Screws: Uncoated. Instead, water-based lubricant is used.
Foam: a percentage of the Polyol chemicals come from plant-based renewable, raw materials. In addition, the foam is PBDE free and is manufactured without the use of any flame retardants.
Cotton: 97% recycled materials
Wovens/Non-Wovens: Some bleaching process eliminated