Aug 25, 2011
All the Familiar (Green) Faces
From starting a recycling program for corrugated cardboard and plastic in stores, warehouses and corporate offices to installing sensor aisle lights in their warehouses, Crate & Barrel is taking green steps in the right direction!West Elm say that they “believe small changes lead to bigger ones,” and that they aren't willing to compromise on style or quality. By highlighting sustainable products while also keeping prices affordable, Target it helping to bring eco awareness into the mainstream.
When shopping on the website, look for the “West Elm green” label on products that are either sustainable, organic, or made from FSC certified wood or paper!Pottery Barn's Web site has a large section devoted to green, chock full of green info. Under their "Environmental Commitment," you can shop their green products, see videos about their practices, and get green tips on how to create an environmentally friendly home. Did you know that washing bedding in cold water saves energy and it’s gentler on the cotton fibers? Neither did we! I love their selection of reclaimed wood furniture, like the Camden Coffee Table. Like many others, the company has started to recycle in its offices and is using smaller boxes and conserving fuel during the shipping process. Going green never looked better!