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Is your living environment environmentally friendly?

11 June 2021

Sustainability and environmental considerations are rightly becoming a consideration during the buying process.  In all walks of life, we see consumers increasingly influenced by the environmental policies of the brands from which they purchase.  At John Dick & Son, we place high importance on the environment and, whenever possible, we source our ranges from like-minded manufacturers.

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It may not be instantly apparent how responsible furniture manufacture can make a difference to the environment. Still, there are many aspects of the process that can and do make a positive impact, and we look at what our suppliers are doing so that we can bring you exquisite designs that have been created with the environment in mind. 

Right from the design process, responsible furniture manufacturers are now adopting a sustainable approach.  A design that utilises high-quality, durable materials that can be reused or recycled is naturally more sustainable and will reduce waste.  Even the way these materials are sourced will result in a lower environmental impact.  So, using organic, recyclable raw materials that are readily available from a nearby source is important.   

Of course, wood is one of the core materials used by most furniture manufacturers.  Wood is one of the most naturally renewable materials, especially if it is sourced from responsibly managed forests with PEFC accreditation that ensures regeneration through the growth of new trees.  Working with wood also results in very little waste; unused portions and shavings are invariably used for other purposes, and anything that is not repurposed is 100% biodegradable.

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Regardless of its sustainability attributes, we love wood at John Dick & Son because we see how our carefully selected artisan companies can shape it into beautifully crafted pieces that become talking points in your home.  

Environmental fabrics are also coming to the fore.  Like wood, wool is a natural and readily available material that is also 100% biodegradable.  Manufacturers are going further than this; they are introducing innovative new fabrics made from PET plastic bottles, which alleviates one of the biggest problems with so many single-use bottles going to landfills daily.

Further measures are also being implemented in the manufacturing process by avoiding the use of non-toxic substances.  So, materials are free of formaldehyde and use water-based foams and glues that produce little or no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).

Even the delivery of your new furniture is done with sustainability in mind.  Many of our suppliers design their products to optimise space in containers.  And when the product leaves the factory, it is dispatched using recycled packaging, which is biodegradable.   Furthermore, John Dick & Son will remove the packaging materials when we deliver your furniture. We dispose of it responsibly, recycling all waste were possible so you don’t ever have to worry about any waste. 

So, there is already a great deal of thought going into sustainability and the environment, and we will continue to look for suppliers that meet our customers’ environmental expectations.  We know it’s important to our customers, so we choose our suppliers carefully.  We work with companies that design and create with pride and passion; they are often family-owned and managed businesses like John Dick & Son, and they share the same values and commitment to sustainability.

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It’s not only the responsibility of the manufacturers when it comes to protecting the environment; consumers can play a pivotal role in reducing waste and achieving a more sustainable future.  The trend of buying ‘disposable’ furniture ultimately causes avoidable damage to the environment.  The variety of materials traditionally used in furniture often causes problems with recycling, so invariably, it ends up going to landfill.  Good quality, durable furniture creates less waste and is ultimately better on your pocket – the longer you use a piece of furniture, the lower the ‘cost of use’ becomes.

So, when you choose your next item of furniture, look at the durability of the materials, explore the flexibility of its use and consider the opportunities to ‘change it up’ without changing it entirely.  Cushions, throws and adaptable configurations provide flexibility and allow you to change the look and feel of a room quickly and often without reinvesting in new furniture.  

At John Dick & Son, our designers will be happy to discuss your project and suggest beautiful concepts that are flexible and ultimately more sustainable.

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Is your living environment environmentally friendly?

11th June 2021

Sustainability and environmental considerations are rightly becoming a consideration during the buying process.  In all walks of life, we see consumers increasingly influenced by the environmental policies of the brands from which they purchase.  At John Dick & Son, we place high importance on the environment and, whenever possible, we source our ranges from like-minded manufacturers.

PORADA 2

It may not be instantly apparent how responsible furniture manufacture can make a difference to the environment. Still, there are many aspects of the process that can and do make a positive impact, and we look at what our suppliers are doing so that we can bring you exquisite designs that have been created with the environment in mind. 

Right from the design process, responsible furniture manufacturers are now adopting a sustainable approach.  A design that utilises high-quality, durable materials that can be reused or recycled is naturally more sustainable and will reduce waste.  Even the way these materials are sourced will result in a lower environmental impact.  So, using organic, recyclable raw materials that are readily available from a nearby source is important.   

Of course, wood is one of the core materials used by most furniture manufacturers.  Wood is one of the most naturally renewable materials, especially if it is sourced from responsibly managed forests with PEFC accreditation that ensures regeneration through the growth of new trees.  Working with wood also results in very little waste; unused portions and shavings are invariably used for other purposes, and anything that is not repurposed is 100% biodegradable.

Dining 1

Regardless of its sustainability attributes, we love wood at John Dick & Son because we see how our carefully selected artisan companies can shape it into beautifully crafted pieces that become talking points in your home.  

Environmental fabrics are also coming to the fore.  Like wood, wool is a natural and readily available material that is also 100% biodegradable.  Manufacturers are going further than this; they are introducing innovative new fabrics made from PET plastic bottles, which alleviates one of the biggest problems with so many single-use bottles going to landfills daily.

Further measures are also being implemented in the manufacturing process by avoiding the use of non-toxic substances.  So, materials are free of formaldehyde and use water-based foams and glues that produce little or no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).

Even the delivery of your new furniture is done with sustainability in mind.  Many of our suppliers design their products to optimise space in containers.  And when the product leaves the factory, it is dispatched using recycled packaging, which is biodegradable.   Furthermore, John Dick & Son will remove the packaging materials when we deliver your furniture. We dispose of it responsibly, recycling all waste were possible so you don’t ever have to worry about any waste. 

So, there is already a great deal of thought going into sustainability and the environment, and we will continue to look for suppliers that meet our customers’ environmental expectations.  We know it’s important to our customers, so we choose our suppliers carefully.  We work with companies that design and create with pride and passion; they are often family-owned and managed businesses like John Dick & Son, and they share the same values and commitment to sustainability.

Cattelann Italia 1

It’s not only the responsibility of the manufacturers when it comes to protecting the environment; consumers can play a pivotal role in reducing waste and achieving a more sustainable future.  The trend of buying ‘disposable’ furniture ultimately causes avoidable damage to the environment.  The variety of materials traditionally used in furniture often causes problems with recycling, so invariably, it ends up going to landfill.  Good quality, durable furniture creates less waste and is ultimately better on your pocket – the longer you use a piece of furniture, the lower the ‘cost of use’ becomes.

So, when you choose your next item of furniture, look at the durability of the materials, explore the flexibility of its use and consider the opportunities to ‘change it up’ without changing it entirely.  Cushions, throws and adaptable configurations provide flexibility and allow you to change the look and feel of a room quickly and often without reinvesting in new furniture.  

At John Dick & Son, our designers will be happy to discuss your project and suggest beautiful concepts that are flexible and ultimately more sustainable.

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