Products – Furniture & Decor
Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants on earth – a grass rather than wood - some species can grow up to a metre per day. Due to its fast growth rate and no need for clear cutting, bamboo is one of the most sustainable and rapidly renewable construction materials on earth. Bamboo forests sequestrate more CO2 per hectare than tropical rainforests. Independent experts at Technical University Delft (Netherlands) have shown that MOSO solid bamboo products are carbon neutral after final installation, on a life-cycle basis (LCA). MOSO bamboo products are hard, durable and sustainable – the responsible alternative to hardwood timber. All MOSO products are European certified and FSC / E0 certifications are available on request.
We are also proud to offer our new biodegradable napkins. We have new designs in a variety of colours. Another eco-aware move as people are moving away from using napkins as they are wasteful of water (especially in CPT and other drought affected areas). They are also made locally to reduce the carbon footprint of transporting them from overseas.
Following the important trend of no more plastic straws, Nicolson Russell is proud to manufacture eco-friendly straws - made from 18/10 stainless steel (this insures the taste is not affected - lower grades of stainless steel can affect the taste of drinks). Our straws are plated in titanium for longevity - we can offer a variety of colours: black, rose gold, gold, blue, rainbow and plain stainless steel. We offer bent or straight 6mm diameter straws that are all dishwasher safe.
Our aim? To reduce our impact on the planet wherever possible. How? By supplying quality natural fibre products that are as close to the source as possible. From our mohair throws and blankets to our hand-woven unbleached cotton towels and table cloths, to our handmade felt/merino slippers. All sourced and made in South Africa. Save petrol, cut back on CO2 emissions, shop on-line.
BELGOTEX FLOORS offer over 80 different ranges of high quality broadloom and modular carpets, customised carpeting, luxury and specialist vinyls, and artificial lawns for outdoor areas. Certified with a “Level A” Global GreenTag rating that guarantees maximum points credit for green building, all Belgotex carpets, backings and underlays satisfy criteria for Materials credits ([Mat:4]) and Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ13).
The company’s ‘Green Journey' earned a “Silver” LCARate for lifecycle performance analysis and initiatives to reduce, reuse or recycle include a 5MW photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant, Rainwater Harvesting and recycling plant.
Antique Van Dyke Brown printing process. Since 1860 the process has been used sporadically, primarily for pictorially aesthetic purposes. In the last decade it has regained its status as one of the most beautiful archivally permanent photographic processes ever invented. The prints by Bob Cnoops have all been archivally processed and printed on superior Fabriano 300 gsm watercolour paper.
80% wooden eco-friendly materials are components from certified forestry suppliers. The fabrics used are linen-cotton blend for durability. The motion is a pull-out motion manufactured in Europe.
The first quartz surfacing company worldwide to carry global standard ISO 14001 certification for environmental protection in industry: complying with their environmental management policy, maintaining safety standards, observing eco-friendly production processes, and working with as many eco-friendly suppliers as possible. The nonporous nature of quartz surfaces prevents growth of surface mould and microbes and ensures a healthier environment and the low-maintenance requirements decrease the use of harmful detergents in the ecosystem.
Along with Second.Life recycled stone tops, Cannata & Sons, natural stone suppliers and manufacturers have upgraded their factory facility and implemented new systems to improve their processing techniques and contribute to sustainability. Waste from the regular manufacturing process is no longer being removed from the factory premises on a monthly basis as it is all being reproduced into other products. CANNATA is now offering and supplying a variety of products to other industries such as farmers and landscapers whilst maintaining their commitment to the Das 110% Green sustainability initiative.
Our custom designed furniture and products are handcrafted from a variety of different woods sourced from sustainable forests. We use an eco-friendly water-based varnish for the finish which is lead free, low VOC, low odour, UV resistant and quick drying. Our wood sealer is a blend of linseed oil, vegetable oils, gum resin, orange peel oil and lead free driers with natural & non-toxic mineral pigments.
Maintaining healthy indoor air quality is essential. Indoor air quality can be impacted by emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from surfaces and finishes. With this in mind architects, designers and purchasers are taking active measures to improve the standard of the building products and finished materials they use. HM Corporate Investments (Pty) Ltd t/a Curtain Lane and Home Decor, who is an authorised Agent of Luminos Blinds, is at the forefront of window coverings and who’s blinds are certified for Green buildings. Our exclusive range of commercial fabrics from Global suppliers guarantees compliance with rigorous indoor air quality emission requirements. The program is designed for interior building materials, furnishings and systems.
A fresh approach… From seed to centre-piece, Dandylion customizes growing gifts for events and corporate functions.
Dandylion consists of a team of horticulturists with a passion for plants, our planet and all things green. We offer a range of unique, innovative, living gifts as an alternative to traditional corporate gifts. Our product range consists of growing gifts made up of seeds, plants and bulbs.
Dandylion makes going green easy! We offer turn-around solutions to design, brand and customize each gift. Hand-made, seed embedded paper ensures our tags & care cards reinforce the green message - these can be sown & grown, after use. Our dedicated horticulturists offer expert advice for your specific event and budget.
Dandylion delivers direct to your office or event in all major centres and care instructions accompany all orders.
Dandylion offers a range of hand-made paper items embedded with seed.
GROWING PAPER is made using flower, herb and vegetable seeds.
GROWING PAPER can be used to make up almost all basic stationery requirements, from business cards, to flyers, to paper aeroplanes and even desk calendars!
GROWING PAPER starts with the collection of old paper from a local school. This is processed into pulp, seed is added and the paper is then air dried.
The GROWING DESK CALENDAR is a particularly clever item! The seed varieties are selected according to the planting season and are changed for each month of the year. Our GROWING PAPER CALENDARS will ensure you have a well stocked vegetable/herb or flower garden all year round!
Eco Furniture Design specialises in crafting eco-friendly wooden furniture and décor, made from locally sourced reclaimed / sustainable timber and materials. The furniture can be made in either a rustic or contemporary style. Whether you come to us with a complete vision or looking for inspiration we are there to help.
Brilliant solution for our African climate. Save at least 60% of energy and provide your guests with an unmatched sleeping experience.
Air conditioners consume 80% of energy in your guest rooms. They use between 1,200 and 2,000 Watts, whereas Even Breeze uses only 400 Watt. This implies a yearly saving of 4 MWh or 2.5 tons of CO2 pollution.
Imagine the financial and ecological benefits, night after night…
HUMANSCALE LIBERTY CHAIR - with form-sensing mesh technology, is unlike any mesh chair you've seen or experienced. With its tri-panel construction, Liberty has the body-fitting contours that single-panel stretch mesh chairs simply can't achieve. The Liberty Chair is 54% recycled content and is 93% recyclable. It weighs just 13Kgs, has significantly fewer components than any other task chair in it class and is GREENGAURD certified. CINTO STACKING CHAIRS - comfortable and ergonomic, finally a comfortable stacking chair. Made of steel and polypropylene with an elastomer belt. 100% recyclable. Weighs just 13 lbs with fixed arms; 12 lbs when armless. Quick and easy to disassemble. Replaceable components. Humanscale will assist the owner to ensure Cinto is recycled properly.
RECEPTION DESK and DINING TABLE - from 100% post consumer recycled cardboard as substitute for MDF and chipboard, which have high levels of VOC. Weight also reduced by 60%. Reconstituted White Oak Veneer and Solid White Oak are sourced from FSC certified plantations. COFFEE TABLE - made from BambooWAN; naturally grown, strong and resilient and growing at one meter per day makes it incredibly sustainable.
Geberit produces highly developed, reliable, sustainable, and optimally coordinated sanitary and piping systems. Environmental aspects are taken into consideration as early as the initial phase of the development process. Eco-Design as the key to environmentally friendly products ensures that the most environmentally friendly materials as possible are used, that risks are minimized and a high efficiency of resources is achieved. Eco-Design workshops include a systematic product analysis during all life phases, the involvement of statutory requirements as well as the analysis of competitor products. Life cycle assessments for products are valuable decision-making aids in this respect.
A recent and independent study that determined the ecological footprint of natural Latex products showed that the use of natural latex significantly improves energy consumption and CO2 emission in comparison with other sleeping alternatives. Expect 20-30 year life span from your new Revor mattress which lasts 2 to 3 times longer than other mattresses and has less impact on the environment.
Furniture and decor with materials from sustainable sources and made using non toxic, natural products. A network of South African suppliers of eco friendly products and services, specialising in ongoing research and development to facilitate greener lifestyles in homes and environmentally sustainable management and operation of tourism destinations.
Compared to conventional lighting, LED lights use less energy, last longer and produce a better light. LED lights are eco-friendly, as they contain no mercury. Most of the components of LED lights are recyclable. The reduction in the use of energy contributes to less coal being burned to generate electricity, less packaging (as you replace the bulbs less frequently) and in the long-term, you save money. We stock a vast range of LED tubes, LED downlights, LED filament bulbs and LED standard bulbs.
Grow a tree is a starter pack, that teaches you to grow a tree from a seed. The idea is to grow a tree from a seed to one day plant it in a community area. Choose between the 2kg Starter Pack or the 1kg Baby Pack, each available in either White, Green or Brown Hessian covers.
Gym Concepts is the exclusive distributer of SportsArt’s innovative world-class eco-friendly fitness equipment in Africa. SportsArt’s cardio line - treadmills, ellipticals, cycles and cross trainers - combines awe-inspiring design with revolutionary ECO-POWR™ technology that captures human energy and turns it into usable electricity. With ECO-POWR your physical exertion benefits the planet and provides a new meaning to breaking a sweat. Simply plug an ECO-POWR™ product, or daisy-chain up to 6 units, into a standard outlet, workout and reduce your carbon footprint while lowering power consumption. Go green with SportsArt - brought to you by Gym Concepts.
Hästens Beds are the only entirely natural beds available in South Africa. They are totally eco-friendly and are handmade using the finest natural materials. Nature is alive - and so are the materials they work with.
Hästens beds are made exclusively from hard-wearing natural materials, such as horsehair, flax, wool, cotton, down and pine from the forests of northern Sweden. Their beds meet the stringent environmental requirements set by SIS Miljomarkning and carry the strict Swan certification as well as Oeko-Tex 100 approval.
Heath Nash recycles scrap into beauty with funky designs. Lightshades, light fittings, floor surfaces, candle holders and kitchen accessories made from materials that would otherwise end up in landfill - creating employment opportunities at the same time.
Hemp fabric is not only eco-friendly and sustainable, but also extremely versatile and can be used for everything from clothing, curtains, indoor and outdoor furniture covers, duvet covers and all types of upholstery and home furnishings.
Hemp is natural; grows rapidly; needs no pesticides; needs little water; is warm in winter; is cool in summer; is more absorbent than cotton; naturally hypo-allergenic; excellent for asthma and allergy sufferers; anti-viral and anti-bacterial.
The Crystal Aire Purifier is a non-chemical air purifying and revitalising process which assists in the elimination of bacteria, pet and tobacco odours. The air is cleaned, purified and revitalised by means of an aqua filter (the air is filtered through water) and the purifier concentrates are made from only natural ingredients. This process ensures that the air is cleaner after using these products with healthy emissions (no toxic emissions whatsoever). The Crystal Aire Purifier has low power usage and a low carbon footprint.
Ecofibre meets the imperative to reduce, re-use and recycle using a method that processes used rubber tyres into a variety of products. Ecofibre is generated from used tyres and moulded into a range of litterbins and planters, perfect for indoors and outdoors. The bins and pots vary in sizes between 1.5m high and 1.2m wide.
Pure linen bedding is incomparably cool, fresh and comfortable. A strong natural fibre derived from the flax plant, it is more durable than cotton which results in a lifespan that can be up to 3 times longer than cotton percale bedding. The fabric becomes softer and even more luxurious with washing. Pure linen does crease with washing and this adds to its “charm.” This creasing does however reduce after a few washes. As the linen fibre comes from the flax plant, it is considered to have natural antiseptic properties. Being a pure, natural product, it also has hypoallergenic properties. Flax is a pure natural product that is MUCH stronger than cotton or cotton / polyester blends and linen bedding has been known to last up to 20 years. The flax plant uses far less water than cotton and its cultivation requires no toxic fertilizers, pesticides and bleaching chemicals. In fact, it is probably the “greenest” textile for bedding.
Magna board is a "low tech" and "energy friendly" product. Magna board production is simple, energy efficient, and produces extremely few "greenhouse" gases... The manufacturing process of Magna board is eco friendly. Unlike, for example, the gypsum based drywalls that produce thousands of tons of green house gases annually in the manufacturing and drying process; Magna board is naturally dried and cured with no chemicals or heating, eliminating the power intensive drying process. Magnesium Oxide, the main ingredient in the boards covers over 8% of the earth's surface so the product is very sustainable too.
Rechargeable LED T-Lights and Lamps. LED bulbs can reduce energy consumption by 80-90% and last around 100,000 hours. Less carcinogen compounds as found in wax candles. No soot or dripping hot wax. Energy saving, safe, economical and easy to use.
Only 100% pure virgin wool is used in McCloud’s wool duvets. Wool is a natural fibre which regulates the body’s temperature and is renewable. It’s cooler in summer, warmer in winter and ultra light. Wool can absorb moisture up to 30% of its own weight without feeling damp. This results in a more comfortable sleep and has added benefit for people with arthritis, rheumatism and other muscular problems. Wool is hypo-allergenic, naturally dust mite free and prevents the build-up of mould and dew in the bedding.
Milestone Kitchens use wood from sustainable forests. Their paints are all water based. 90% of the products they use in their manufacturing process is purposely sourced from SA and they only use SA labour. No harmful or toxic varnishes are used on any products.
Bamboo is one of the greenest materials available, and the shades of our Bamboo Woven Light Range are made entirely of bamboo. Bamboo is rapidy growing and renewable. And bamboo products are durable and long lasting thanks to bamboo’s high hardness, density, flexibility and stability.
So if you want to use the greenest lighting available, select from minima’s Bamboo Woven Light range, made in Cape Town. The range currently consists of the Serene 54, Serene 75, Aura, Mosiac, Echo and Cubic pendant lights, available in Natural or Caramel Bamboo, or a combination thereof.
Established by master Weaver, Stuart Holding, Mungo dynamically fuse contemporary and classical influences using 100% South African cotton, pure Irish linen, Italian chenille, bamboo and combinations of these yarns, they practice fair trade, respect the natural environment and empower local communities
This exclusive range of furniture is created from redundant citrus trees that are cleared for the re-establishment of new orchards. The wood is an excellent hardwood and, in its raw state, reflects the character of its productive cycle. The recycling of this beautiful wood makes the furniture a sustainable green product.
As part of a new generation of thinkers, our team understands that beautiful design and conscious living go hand in hand. With nature and greenery being a core focus, Plantr provides beautiful products designed for positive impact, healthier environments, and feel good spaces. Our planters are created for use with self-watering liners, which save vast amounts of water and allow plants to consume water as they need. The finishes we use are solvent-free and emit zero VOCs. Plantr’s commitment to sustainability extends to our packaging, where we re-use and recycle where possible.
Located on the foothills of the Outeniqua mountains is a studio that makes art pieces of superior African creativity. Porcupine employs staff from the surrounding areas, all of whom have been trained in their skill, and encouraged to strive for personal growth within the framework of a team of highly creative people. Their industry is environmentally friendly, producing less than four bags of waste (mainly paper and plastic) per week.
At Protovate our talented team of industrial and visual designers, create environmentally conscious concept products and furniture to our clients. Working primarily with forestry council certified sustainable timber, we are committed to actualizing your vision with a dedicated team and keen craft. Our dream is to grow beyond using sustainable wood, and start producing indigenous timber in South Africa. By, growing locally, we can create jobs, support the environment and build our local economy.
Carpeting and rugs from the Agave Sisalana plant. Leaves are handpicked before being crushed to extract the pure white fibres known as sisal. Carpets are woven in different patterns and backed with natural latex. Hardwearing, excellent anti static qualities, soft enough for bedrooms, tough enough for offices and hotels.
Rest Assured beds use coir and cotton wadding for their insulator pads. The insulator pad makes out quite a big percentage of the total weight of the mattress. Further environmental impact is taken in that the base frames are made from natural pine.
SICO's environmental management system at its Longueuil (QC) facility has been certified to the ISO 14001 Standard by one of the North America leading management system registrars (QMI). To achieve ISO 14001 certification, a company must establish and maintain a detailed environmental management system that allows companies to identify and take the required actions to reduce environmental and health risks, and consistently improves the company's environmental performance.
The perfect eco-green answer for your kitchen, bar and gym floors and pool surrounds. Made from recycled plastic and rubber and 100% recyclable themselves they are anti-slip, strong, easy to install and resistant to most chemicals.
By meeting the ISO 14001 standard, SALTO Systems can demonstrate its commitment to achieving both legal and regulatory compliance whilst presenting itself as a forward thinking, environmentally aware business. ISO 14001, which is an internationally accepted standard, exists to address the balance between maintaining profitability whilst reducing environmental impact. With the successful award of ISO 14001 certification by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance; the company aims to further strengthen its standards of sustainability. By integrating improved environmental and ecological processes into its existing management system, internal processes and organisation will be enhanced and optimised accordingly.
Manufacturers of a slatted timber shelving system. Ideal for linen storage due to the air flow between the slats. Their product is manufactured from certified timber and is 100% recyclable.
Materials for Silhouette's range of teak outdoor furniture is all responsibly sourced from FSC accredited Indonesian suppliers. They also manufacture a range of fully weatherproof aluminum furniture which is rust-free, lightweight and lasts a lifetime.
Silk flowers are greener in that they have a lower carbon footprint than real flowers. No need for water, synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. No need for conditioned transport or storage and will last for years without specialist trained staff to care for them. A must for the hospitality industry that need the decoration without the fuss and cost of daily refresh of dying organic flowers and plants.
Refresh, don't replace tired mattresses. The Simmons HealthSmart Contract range of products are designed to assist hoteliers and housekeepers overcome problems with stains / spillage and comfort variances with guests. The product offers a zippable top that can be dry cleaned or replaced to refresh the mattress sleeping surface.
Manufactured from 100% recycled goods; 100% recyclable. No timber used during manufacture or incorporated in material. Zero wastage production policy [full waste recycling]. Strict water recycling policy during manufacturing process. Member of the Green Building council and committed to their objectives.
Technilamp's Infra Red Zone Heater is a pure, instant and radiant heating system. It is 70% more cost effective than gas and there is no risk of explosions from burning gas bottles. This is intelligent, maintenance free heating for environmental area heating this winter; clean, economical and cost effective.
Technoswiss is committed to supplying safe, secure products. All their products are subject to the strictest quality control, conform to the highest European & South African standards, and offer generous guarantees.
Technoswiss is committed to protecting the environment by sourcing products that minimize waste and the excessive use of electricity.
Magic Linen is 100% stain resistant, needs almost no ironing and is completely economical relative to natural linen or cotton tableware. The unique features of Magic Linen fabrics are that they are finished with a special non-toxic FDA approved wash that protects against stains up to 10 times longer than a conventionally treated fabric. Magic Linen fabrics provide protection against liquid and food spills – simply wipe the fabric with a damp cloth – saving on water and energy. The following products can be made from Magic Linen fabric: Table clothes, runners, scatter cushions, aprons, napkin and cutlery holders, chair covers, place mats and more.
The Sun King Charge is a revolutionary bright lamp with a portable separate solar panel designed to charge phones and other devices under direct sunlight. The Sun King™ Pico Plus strikes the perfect balance between durability, performance and affordability. Designed to meet basic lighting needs in households around the world, Sun King™ Pico Plus is five times brighter than kerosene lamps. The Sun King Home is a smart solar-powered lamp & USB charging system designed to provide light and energy indoors and out. The Home 120 comes with 3 super bright lights to light up your entire home. With 200 lumens per lamp and adjustable brightness settings, you can untame the power of the sun at all hours of the night.
The most energy efficient faucet worldwide saves 100% on energy and reduces water consumption by 90%. The Swiss Eco Tap is already in use at the world’s first zero-energy skyscraper hotel “Aquaturm” in Germany. We’ve won numerous awards such as the 2015 Good Green Design award (founded 1950) selected from over 100 green design submissions across 22 nations. The average traditional faucet uses +15lt of water per minute at 3bar where our faucets only uses 650ml per minute at 3bar pressure. Swiss Eco Line – ‘Saving our most precious resource one tap at a time’.
Furniture manufacturers and interior design. Custom design and manufacture of items to your eco standards on request.
Turbo Vent Africa introduces - Turbo-Vent and Breezair - energy efficient evaporative cooling systems that use natural cooling to ventilate a building. Fresh air is drawn through finely honeycombed filter pads which not only filter out dust particles, pollen and other airborne contaminants, but also cool the air passing through them (water in the pads cools the air as it flows past). Energy efficient, very quiet and can be run off solar power.
E-Lite patented SIP's (structurally insulated panels), provide a visionary twist on traditional SIP's, which use expanded polystyrene or other petroleum based cores. E-Lite products are environmentally friendly, composite panels, that are light weight yet incredibly strong, because they copy nature's design, by using recycled paper that is expanded and dried, to create the honeycomb core - a fire retardant insulator and sound barrier. Suitable for exterior and interior walls, partitioning, cladding, furniture, doors, ceilings, shop fitting, and more.
Vertical gardens absorb gaseous pollutants and carbon-dioxide and breathe out oxygen, leading to reduced air-conditioning requirements and carbon emissions. They insulate buildings against noise and outside temperature changes, extending the building envelope life and provide protected spaces for birds, bees and butterflies, contributing to biological diversity. They directly reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect, a phenomenon caused by the centralised heat produced by our cities. The installation of Vertical Landscapes can earn property developers green building credits.
From Warisan’s beginnings, our use of renewable materials, the making of long-lasting products and the pursuit of a manufacturing process with the lowest possible impact on the environment have always been a priority.
All timber used is derived from government or private plantations which follow a sustainable harvesting system. When resources are available, we use recycled timbers and post-consumer materials.
Non-toxic colours, finishes and glues are used whenever possible.
We strive to be green by promoting the following in all our wooden furniture. We use only certified timber and materials that have been sustainably grown. We use Low-VOC or water-based foams, glues and finishes. We use Metal for our recliner mechanism, which are fully recyclable. We use minimum Wrapping material, as we re-use blankets to protect, store and transport our furniture. We use batting that is bio-based instead of oil-based by using down and feathers for our high-end cushions on our leather sofas. We also re-use our off-cut genuine leather for scatter cushions.
Yona Yodwa use reclaimed material to make new products. They minimise waste in the design of their handbags, by cutting as little as possible and allowing the material to guide the product instead of forcing a product onto a piece of material creating waste.