Eco-Friendly Furniture: Green Ethics for The Future

Those who wish to emphasise their green ethics usually like to have environmentally friendly things around them. In their homes and at their workplaces, they enjoy seeing and touching the fruits of the forest. True greenies do not surround themselves with glass and steel, rather they love the soulful and natural appeal of timber. Eco-friendly furniture: green ethics for the future will remain a constant for those who are dedicated to our harmonious living on this planet. There is nothing quite like the feel of natural timber beneath your hand and the whorls and grains inherent within its form.

Some could say that many vegetarians love animals and that is why they do not eat their flesh, should then lovers of the environment adorn their domestic abodes with wood? Would they not be better off avoiding the use of timber in their homes and commercial enterprises? As long as the wood has been sourced from environmentally friendly plantations and not from old-growth forest or endangered rainforest, wood is the natural building material for humanity. Human beings have been living inside wooden structures for millennia. When we left our caves we constructed our homes from the fruits of the forest.

Eco-Friendly Furniture: Green Ethics for The Future

Timber furniture is both good for the environment and an aesthetic and sensual pleasure, if built well. Buying beautiful furniture made out of wood can be a lifetime purchase. It is something that you do with an awareness that this item may well be with you and your family for a very long time. Well-designed wooden furniture makes a statement in every home or office; it is not merely a useful structure. It has something to say to everybody who lives, works and visits that particular space. Eco-friendly furniture speaks to the soul.

We all like to grab a bargain, but when purchasing beautiful timber furniture it is time to put that impulse on hold. It is time to think about longevity, and consider that this piece of furniture will accompany you and your family on your life’s journey. Master craftsman have been designing and joining wooden furniture for a very long time. In eastern and western cultures, furniture has reflected the flavours of the times. To study wooden furniture is to study history, there are so many stories to be told. When you have a piece of this puzzle in your home or workplace it communicates something about what it means to be a human being.


About sudhahamilton

Sudha Hamilton is the publisher of Eco Living Magazine He loves writing and reading about the things that matter. Working predominantly as natural health writer, he has been published in WellBeing, Conscious Living, and Eco Living Magazines. Having spent many years on a spiritual path, originally in the company of Osho, he has an abiding interest in the human condition. From the micro to the macro he seeks to understand the truth that lies beneath the artifice and constructs, which daily delude us all.

Posted on May 6, 2016, in Eco Living. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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