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3 Reasons Why Buying Our Furniture Is Better for the Environment


Did you know that how you furnish your home has an impact on our environment? Like many industries today, the furniture market is flooded with countless companies that use harmful manufacturing practices, resulting in wasted resources, pollution, and other stresses on our planet.

Don’t lose hope though. There is a far better alternative to this mass-produced, wasteful furniture! At Reid’s Fine Furnishings, we work with a selective group of manufacturers who create quality pieces and produce their work responsibly. Here are three reasons our home furnishings are better for the environment than big-box stores.

Our manufacturers implement green technologies and sustainable lumber practices.

Most large furniture manufacturers use harmful practices that result in wasted resources, deforestation, and excessive pollution from inefficient shipping methods and large factories. At Reid’s Fine Furnishings, we take no part in those types of companies. Instead, we focus on solid wood, American-made furniture from smaller manufacturers. Additionally, even our select group of overseas manufacturers, such as Ekornes Stressless, are environmentally focused. We have carefully selected our manufacturers based on the quality of their products and business practices. Our manufacturers are intentional about reducing waste, recycling, sourcing quality materials, and even replenishing America’s forests. Check out the links at the end of this article for more information on how our manufacturers are working to protect our environment!

Our furniture is made to order, not wastefully mass-produced.

Big Box stores are notorious for overstocking large inventories of furniture that may never actually be sold to customers. This epidemic of mass production contributes to the waste of our earth’s precious resources. Here at Reid’s, we avoid such waste using a made-to-order approach with our furniture suppliers. Our showroom is curated to provide a thorough selection of what our manufacturers offer, and then our customers get to place their order based on their exact specifications and needs. This made-to-order system not only avoids wasteful manufacturing, but it also gives our customers more options for customization!

Our high-quality, solid wood furniture will last for many years, unlike mass-produced, bargain furniture, which will need to be replaced frequently.

Unlike cheap, mass-produced furniture, our home furnishings are built to last for many years. When you buy from big box stores, you will likely have to replace your furniture every few years. At Reid’s Fine Furnishings, our customers can enjoy their furniture for decades — even generations! Long-lasting furniture means less stress on environmental resources, and it saves you money in the long-run … that’s a win-win situation for you and our planet! 

We hope this article helps you to feel more informed and empowered as your shop for your home. If you would like more information on how our manufacturers are implementing sustainable practices, click the links below. And as always, if you need any assistance in furnishing your home, visit us at Reid’s Fine Furnishings today!

More From the Manufacturers

Stickley’s Sustainable Mission

Stressless Sustainability

Gat Creek’s Principled Approach

Charleston Forge’s Commitment to Sustainability

American Leather: Enduring Style, Sustainable Practices