Make your living space more sustainable
Sponsored by INspiration Interiors
Are you looking to live a more sustainable lifestyle? You can actually make changes to your living space to make that happen because there are eco-friendly options available out there. HI Now host Jobeth Devera is at INspiration Interiors getting a look at furniture from Greenington Bamboo and Mater Design, two stylish and modern brands focused on sustainable living.
Eco-friendly bamboo furniture is growing in popularity, and it’s one of the earth’s fastest growing plants that grows to maturity in five years or less. At Greenington Bamboo, each bamboo culm used is individually selected by the local farmer and harvested by hand. This preserves the eco-system of the native bamboo forest and leaves the bamboo root system intact, from which new bamboo shoots will emerge and grow the next year. Greenington does not use clear cutting, a timber harvesting method that involves the removal of standing trees in a given area, commonly used in the wood lumber industry.
Greenington also uses the entire bamboo culm, wasting nothing. 100 percent of the bamboo material is used, including the sawdust, which is put to use generating steam for the dry kiln room and press machine.
Mater Design is another brand that strives to continuously reduce its environmental impact. With a distinct passion for wood and quality textures, it partners with master artisans, exploring both ancient and modern techniques. From old woodturning communities to the newest LED techniques, it’s constantly exploring materials and production methods that are friendly towards the earth without compromising aesthetics.
Mango wood is, fundamentally, the byproduct of an already thriving industry of the mango fruit. A big part of the Mater collection is made of the fast-growing mango fruit tree that is felled when the tree ceases bearing fruit, and a new tree planted. The mango tree is replanted every 7-15 years, which continues a sustainable lifecycle. Harvesting wood that was previously burnt or left to break down naturally not only provides extra income to the farmers, but provides sustainable furniture.
Visit INspiration Interiors to see sustainable furniture for your bedroom, dining room, or living room.