Eco-friendly Bedroom Furniture and Platform Beds
Sleeping Well on Planet Earth
In contrast to this traditional way of manufacturing furniture, Haiku Designs has a better way. We’ve gone to the extra effort of locating companies that use more environmentally friendly procedures and materials in their manufacturing methods. Many of our platform beds, dining room furniture sets, and contemporary bedroom furniture pieces offered on our website are made with these ideas in mind. We call it "Having it All." Living in way that is comfortable, sustainable, and that allows one to create a home, office or personal living space that is reflective of one's own inner values.
Haiku Designs is proud to introduce three different types of Eco-Friendly Furniture into the American market.
- E-1- Certified European Off Gas Emission Standards
- ITTO- International Tropical Timber Organization- Sustainable Forest Management
- Eco-Friendly Bamboo Furniture
Each of these ratings systems designate Eco-friendly bedroom furniture that is made in a manner that does not harm the environment. Not only are these platform beds and matching bedroom furniture sets made using less toxic chemicals, paints and stains, many are made from base materials that are harvested from sustainable and managed forests.
E-1 European Off Gass Emission and Sustainable Construction
The strident “E-1”, European Union Certification for furniture manufacturing, is the highest rating available. This classification system, created in the European Union is the most stringent in the world for furniture, and rates furniture products according to amount of chemicals used in the manufacturing process, the degree of off gassing of formaldehyde and other toxic gasses from the finished product, and the source of base materials used and their degree of sustainability. The “E-1” is the cleanest, highest rating available, meaning zero off-gassing of any toxic chemicals, and produced with sustainably managed base materials. There currently are no standards in the United States for furniture manufacture, although California is beginning to implement a system of monitoring toxic off gassing from furniture.
In addition, these E-1 Certified, eco-friendly beds do not use toxic chemicals or glues in the manufacturing process. This is better for the earth and better for you.
ITTO- International Tropical Timber Organization
The ITTO is an international organization and certification process created to insure that the base wood materials used in furniture manufacturing are harvested from forests in a sustainable and renewable manner. The ITTO Sustainable Forest Management Certificate certifies and verifies that production materials are from forests that are well-managed and legally harvested, as defined by their comprehensive list of written regulations and standards, to ensure responsible management for sustainable forests.
Eco-Friendly Bamboo Furniture
Haiku Designs is pleased to offer a comprehensive line of Eco-friendly bamboo bedroom furniture, platform beds, and many accessory furniture pieces. Bamboo is an all-natural, renewable resource, which is actually a fast growing grass. Sometimes growing over 5 feet per year, it is sustainably harvested and formed into solid bamboo wood pieces, which are then crafted into our beautiful eco-friendly furniture pieces.
In addition, the bamboo hard wood used in our eco-friendly furniture is a solid wood that does not chip, warp or bend, and is more durable that solid oak wood.
Advantages of Bamboo Wood Furniture:
- Sustainably harvested, all natural wood
- Completely renewable resource
- Is a solid wood more durable than solid oak.
- Bamboo serves as a strong carbon sequester, releasing 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than a tree, helping to reduce greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.
- Bamboo furniture is produced cleanly, using no toxic chemicals or finishes in or on the furniture piece.
What all this means to you is that when you purchase an eco-friendly bedroom furniture from Haiku Designs, you are purchasing a product made with materials which are sustainably harvested, assembled in a less harmful manner, and that does not off gas dangerous chemicals and gasses. The great benefit is that it is now possible to purchase beautiful, high-quality furniture that really is good for the environment. Yours and the planet's.
E-1 Certified Beds
Eco-Friendly Bamboo Beds
ITTO Certified Beds
Eco-Friendly Furniture choices from Haiku Designs
Here at Haiku Designs, we make a strong and very real commitment to protecting the environment - both yours and the Earth's. This is reflected in our wide range of platform beds, contemporary bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, and Organic Bedding made in an eco-friendly manner. Our lines of Eco-friendly furniture offer attractive, high quality, earth-friendly choices for today’s consumer.
Often in the market today, furniture choices result in something that is comfortable and of good design, but almost always results in serious damage to the environment. Rarely do you find a product that is well designed, of quality construction, and manufactured in a way that is environmentally friendly.
This is especially true in furniture design and manufacturing, which traditionally make use of wood produced from clear-cut, ravaged tropical and temperate forests and assembled with the lowest quality glues, binder, and harsh chemicals. Most compressed and veneer wood is made using chemicals, including formaldehyde, that are not only toxic in the manufacturing process, but that also off-gas into the living environment.