Understanding the significance of sustainability in today’s business landscape is essential to sourcing eco-friendly office furniture. Consumers are increasingly prioritising eco-consciousness and companies are facing pressure to showcase their green initiatives.
When defining sustainability in furniture production, it’s crucial to keep in mind the concept of greenwashing. Companies engage in greenwashing when they make false or misleading claims about the environmental benefits of their products or services. To avoid falling prey to greenwashing, it’s important to research materials and production processes to ensure they meet recognised sustainability standards. Matthew Freeman, the President of the British Institute of Interior Design, suggests that a good starting point in ensuring the sustainability of office furniture is to prioritise longevity and well-designed pieces.
Understanding the circular economy is critical when sourcing sustainable office furniture. This economic system aims to reduce waste and pollution by promoting the use of products and materials for as long as possible. It encourages designing furniture that can be easily repaired, reused, and recycled, creating a closed-loop system where resources remain in circulation. By implementing circular economy principles in furniture production, companies can reduce their waste and environmental impact.
At our Manchester Showroom, we recently held a discussion on sustainable office furniture. The conversation, led by our Sales Manager, Daniel Kitson, featured industry leaders Ocee Design and Inloom Fabrics. We explored how we can make a positive impact by prioritising responsible sourcing practices. Addressing issues like waste management within the office furniture sector – currently 1.8 million office chairs end up in UK landfill each year.
To reduce your carbon footprint and promote sustainable business practices, it’s essential to source sustainable office furniture. Opting for high-quality, well-designed pieces can have a positive impact on the environment.
At Tsunami Axis we’re committed to working with brands who promote sustainable practices within their manufacturing processes. Working with us guarantees responsible sourcing of furniture, sound proofing, wall and ceiling materials.