Being a friend to the environment and making an impact with your home style is absolutely possible! Timeless, classic designs and sustainable home style is what you’ll get from eco furniture company Totem Road. And, with 25 percent off all Totem Road furniture for the foreseeable future, you’ll not only be helping the environment, but helping your wallet too. Online furniture shop till you drop!
We find out from founder Don Garvan why he views sustainability in the furniture business as a necessity not a luxury, and why we should too.
Why did you set up your eco furniture company?
I grew up on a farm in the South Island of New Zealand; I’ve always felt a deep connection to nature. Surrounded by it and exposed to it from a young age, I’ve always felt the desire to protect it.
Totem Road is an eco furniture company born from this sustainable ethos that brings you home to nature. Our collection embraces timeless design and sustainable practices, and we work in close collaboration with a family-run manufacturer in Vietnam.
We don’t see sustainable furniture as a luxury, but as a necessity. We understand the need for people to have options when it comes to pricing and styles, but all businesses should be factoring sustainable practices into their production. The world literally depends on it!
Describe the collection to us.
The Totem Road brand is not about seasons or trends. There is a signature collection that spans across living, bedroom, dining and office; but we create limited runs and limited styles. This is deliberate as it means we don’t have masses of stock sitting in storage and we’re designing and creating only what our customers want and need.
What’s unique about your eco furniture brand?
We’re dedicated to minimising the impact modern throwaway culture has had on our planet, the collections are timeless and seasonless. There are signature styles that will be loved forever with a focus on contemporary design, responsibly sourced materials and superior quality.
All our products are made from 100 percent sustainable solid oak, which is much more durable than veneers as a comparison but also much better for the environment. All the wood is FSC-certified.
So how can customers online furniture shop responsibly with you?
It’s not just about the materials we use. To us, sustainability means more than just responsible forest management. We have a full chain of custody process with due diligence and risk-assessment systems in place. This means all components of our supply chain comply with the relevant legislation. We take personal care of the environment and local communities involved in our business.
We also pack all of our products in fully recyclable and biodegradable packaging, so your purchases won’t contribute to landfill or harm the environment. It comes at a cost to us, but cheaper petrochemical-based packaging such as polystyrene has a large manufacturing footprint, contains toxic substances and has little to no biodegradability.
How would you describe Totem Road’s aesthetic?
Raw and refined, minimal and sophisticated. It’s timeless and adaptable to all interior styles and spaces.
Tell us about this sale
We’re offering 25 percent off products across the site, with no end date as yet! The price includes delivery, assembly and rubbish removal. We also have a pop-up at Hom Yoga, where you can experience some of the Totem Road eco furniture in person before heading to the online furniture shop to purchase your goodies!
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Hom Yoga – Totem Road Pop Up from June 6th
491 River Valley Rd
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