June 26, 2020
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New Eco-Friendly Sofas & Upholstery from Four Hands

We are endlessly exploring creative new ways of sourcing sustainable materials and recycling wherever possible in our design process. Intent on minimizing environmental impact and decreasing waste, many of our latest styles are made with repurposed materials including FSC-certified woods and woods salvaged from sustainably managed forests, recovered glass, upcycled denim, PET textiles, and more.

Take a closer look at our new, sustainable upholstery styles below. Then apply to become a customer to gain access to shopping all our products online, 24/7.

Eco-Friendly Fenton Sofa

Style Innovation: The Fenton

Our first eco-friendly upholstery design made from recycled PET water bottles, Fenton sofa and sectional styles speak to trend-defying sustainability and novelty alike. With billowy curves, exaggerated proportions and generous seat depth, the cushy, European-inspired Fenton feels prime for lounging. Available in 10 invitingly neutral colors, there’s a hue to suit any space and style.

 

Eco-Friendly sectional Fenton

 

The Process

 

Eco-Friendly fabric process 1
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Water bottles diverted from landfills are creatively repurposed to produce recycled yarn, then woven into luxurious fabrics.

Eco-Friendly fabric process 2
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Post-consumer bottles are collected, washed, chopped, melted into chips, then re-melted into yarns.

Eco-Friendly fabric process 3
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Eco-friendly sofas produced in a North America-based factory that generates more energy via solar power than the factory utilizes.

 

 

Feel the Difference

See the average number of bottles diverted with Fenton Sofa styles below.

 

Eco-Friendly fabric infographic

 

Eco-Friendly Sofas Made from Upcycled Denim

Constructed from scraps reclaimed from denim mills in Guatemala then woven at a family-owned mill, our new Union Grey offers the twill weave and just-right structure you'd expect from denim.

 

The Darby

A boxy, pristinely-tailored three-seater sofa cradles within an exposed parawood frame, for a clean yet textural look with a great origin story.

Eco-Friendly Darby Sofa
 

The Orson

Luxurious, light grey cotton seating features feathery cushioning and throw pillows for total comfort. Slipcovered framing adds to the casual look of this sink-right-in lounger with S-spring suspension.

Eco-Friendly Darby Sofa

 

The Process

 

Eco-Friendly denim process 1
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The process begins with collecting, sorting and separating post-industrial textile waste - mainly discarded fabric scraps from the cutting tables of denim mills.

Eco-Friendly denim process 2
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Fabric is ground and shredded back into fiber, then spun to develop regenerated cotton yarns. Those yarns are then used to weave a collection of curated fabrics.

Eco-Friendly denim process 3
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Textiles are made of 100% natural fibers, free from synthetics, chemicals and dyes in one of the first closed-loop mills with a textile-to-textile upcycling system.

These eco-friendly fabrics have an amazing soft hand in an array of color and texture options.

Jessica Green
Director of Upholstery

 

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