Here at NaturalUpholstery.com, healthy upholstery is a big part of Health & Sustainable Living – for you and for the planet. We all want to feel assured that our home environment is safe from harmful chemicals, and that includes our furniture. The posts in this category contain links to front-line science to help you make your own informed decisions about your upholstery choices. Green organizations are working to improve reporting by furniture manufacturers to help you learn how to identify upholstered furniture that contains toxins, and providing recommendations for how to avoid them. In our rapidly changing economy, we are exploring the edges of what is possible for the re-upholstery industry, including restoration, remanufacture, emerging technologies and new materials & methods.
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 [...]
Is Latex Foam Sustainable for People and the Planet? This is a question I've been pondering more often of late. We're not talking about latex [...]
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, [...]
e2 is an enlightening & fascinating PBS series about sustainability. Through a series of of 30 half-hour episodes narrated by Brad Pitt, e2 chronicles global [...]