Sustainability is becoming increasingly important to consumers as we as a society are becoming more and more aware of our impact on the environment. However, it can still be difficult to find high quality products that are environmentally friendly, especially when it comes to home decor and DIY. Unfortunately, many products used around the home are not sustainable and often have some kind of negative impact on the environment. This can be caused by anything from the production stage, the transportation of the materials to even the ingredients and packaging of the product. In this article we explore some of our favourite environmentally conscious home decor brands.
First on the list is a paint brand who are dedicated to producing high quality eco friendly paints that come in a wide range of colours. Many people are unaware of the fact that paint is not always eco-friendly. The reason standard wall paints are not always eco friendly is because many contain high levels of volatile organic compounds, commonly known as VOCs.
VOCs are detrimental to the environment and are found in not only paint but cleaning products and car fumes. As these chemicals are released into the atmosphere they contribute to the ground level ozone layer and are also dangerous to inhale. You may be familiar with the typical smell associated with a fresh coat of paint- this smell comes from inhaling the VOCs being released into the air which as you can imagine are not good for you. This is why many people experience dizziness, nausea and headaches after spending too much time in a freshly painted room.
Fortunately, the side effects on our health and the environment can be avoided. Low VOC, eco-friendly paints are available, however It can be hard to come across these brands and even harder to find low VOC paint that is of the same quality as normal paints. Luckily, Victory Colours have saved the day by providing exactly that.
A stunning range of high quality paints that are eco-friendly, toxic free, low VOC, minimal odour and the best part is that they are vegan and cruelty free. What’s more is that unlike many other brands, Victory Colours go above and beyond by not only providing sustainable products but making sure their packaging is sustainable. All of the packaging used by this company is recycled, recyclable or made from sustainable materials.
Following on from eco-friendly paint, we thought it would be a good idea to include some eco-friendly painting and decorating tools. An award winning brand is Eco Union who have created a high quality range of environmentally friendly paint brushes. Handcrafted to a professional standard using sustainable materials these paint tools are super sustainable. The handles of the brushes are made using bamboo which is fast growing, lightweight and durable. The bristles of the brush are made using a mixture of recycled materials and synthetic bristle created to provide a lifetime of use which makes them more sustainable as you wont need to replace them creating additional waste.
If you want to redecorate but fancy adding some patterns and texture to your walls, you may prefer wallpaper over paint. An iconic wallpaper is Anaglypta which is one of the oldest wallpaper brands in the UK. What’s more is that this suburb wallpaper is produced using two layers of sustainably sourced, high quality, pure paper. After the paper is produced, it is then embossed using high temperatures and pressures to create outstanding definition of textures. We love this paper because it is traditional yet totally eco conscious without the addition of PVC.
This brand was started in 2017 with the sole purpose of making shopping sustainably more accessible. From beauty to homeware and everything in between, Wreath London brings together over 250 eco-friendly, sustainable brands that make contemporary products in an ethical way. Another reason why we love this brand is because not only does it share our environmental values but all of the products it stocks are vegan / cruelty free meaning whether you’re vegan or buying a gift for a vegan friend, you don’t need to worry about the hassle of checking the ingredients.
Overview of sustainable home decor brands
So, there you have it, our list of our top sustainable home decor brands available at the moment. Thanks for taking the time to read our article. You can read more about sustainability in other articles on our blog.