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Natural & Organic Fabrics for Upholstery

By |2018-08-30T18:13:03+00:00November 27th, 2017|Furniture Health & Sustainable Living, Natural Upholstery Materials|

  Chairs upholstered in Birch Organic Fabrics 'Flight' pattern Looking for a safe, healthy fabric for your upholstery project? We're talking about fabrics [...]

Interpreting the CA Flame Retardants Standard for Upholstered Furniture

By |2017-06-03T13:31:46+00:00August 15th, 2016|Furniture Health & Sustainable Living, Natural Upholstery Materials, Upholstery Tips, Techniques & Repair|

With the new flame retardants test, is it only the outer upholstery fabric which should pass the test, or does it apply the filling materials [...]

Green Upholstery Cushions for a Vintage Airstream

By |2018-08-30T21:45:01+00:00April 26th, 2016|Furniture Health & Sustainable Living, Natural Upholstery Materials, Uphol-stories|

In honor of Earth Day 2016, here's a compelling story of one person who is Taking the sustainable lifestyle on the road. James Berroya began renovating his 1969 Airstream [...]

The ‘Safer Sofa’ Foam Exchange

By |2018-08-30T20:08:06+00:00March 12th, 2015|Furniture Health & Sustainable Living, Natural Upholstery Materials|

80-100% of a couch’s flame retardants are found in the foam inside removable cushions. Are you concerned about harmful flame retardant chemicals that may be [...]

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How to Avoid Harmful Flame Retardant Chemicals in your Furniture

By |2018-08-30T20:14:41+00:00November 10th, 2014|Furniture Health & Sustainable Living|

What should I know about Flame Retardants in my furniture? The Bottom Line: When buying new, avoid upholstered furniture with a label stating it meets TB117. Instead, [...]