How to replace or eliminate toxins in upholstered furniture for a healthy home – from endocrine-disrupting flame retardants to ozone-depleting fluorocarbons, and many more toxic chemicals that are hazardous to human health and the environment.
I’m looking for a green/organic alternative to Scotchgard in order to seal the fabric on a chair I just reupholstered for our nursery. Do you have any recommendations?
Not yet, but it seems there may be hope on the horizon. Check out this recent post by the Two Sisters Ecotextiles blog: What’s new [...]
I use a non-toxic water-based glue system in my shop - Simalfa, which unfortunately is not sold in smaller quantities than 5 gallons. The home-made [...]
I have an upholster willing to make cushions for us using natural latex and GOTS certified fabric that we purchased. However, we don’t know what kind of glue can be used. The upholsterer has only used a conventional (probably toxic) spray glue, so I offered to do some research. What suggestions for glues do you have? Thank you!
If your upholsterer is using wool batting, there is no need for glue, since wool will stick naturally to the foam. You don’t need to [...]
What kind of questions should I ask when purchasing furniture for my home or office to ensure my family’s or employees’ health?
Here are a few to get the conversation started: Does it contain formaldehyde (often found in particle board or plywood)? Does the foam contain Flame [...]
When trying to create a cleaner, safer environment for your family, you may be considering duck or goose down as a substitute for foam or polyester stuffing. Animal [...]