Buy once, Buy well…We are an online furniture boutique featuring a curated collection of eco friendly furniture and homewares shipped anywhere in Australia,
We love furniture and design, but feel bad about the impact they can have on the planet! We don’t want to sacrifice style, so why should our customers? If you associate buying sustainable furniture with tie die and hopsack blankets, then think again! Our sustainable furniture shop is a little less Birkenstock and a little more Balenciaga.
When you buy eco friendly furniture from Eco Chic, it is a sensitive purchase, but stylish at the same time. It is high time people were offered high quality furniture that is responsible. We want people to first say, ‘It’s gorgeous!’ and then feel great about the fact that it’s an ethical product.
Eco products are not just those that are good for the environment, although that is an important component. They must also be safe and healthy for the people who interact with them; socially sustainable and economically sustainable.
We look at the entire lifecycle of our eco furniture and homewares, asking:
- What materials are needed to make the furniture?
- Are they renewable?
- How are the people who make them treated and paid?
- Are they exposed to any harmful substances?
- Is the environment exposed to any harmful substances?
- Where is the furniture made?
- Does it benefit the local community?
- Is the manufacturer engaged in responsible use of power and water?
- Do they recycle?
- How much energy has to be used to transport the furniture?
- How long will it last?
- When the furniture is thrown away can it be recycled?
- Is it biodegradable?
This cradle to cradle approach is how we find the best eco products and fair trade gifts available in Australia.
All of our furniture, homewares and eco products meet at least one of the following criteria:
Renewable resources: A resource that can be replenished at a rate equal to or greater than its rate of depletion. A great example of this is hemp products which are also grown without pesticides and using very little water.
Recycled and recyclable materials: Recycled products contain reused, reconditioned or remanufactured materials, as well as recycled raw material. Recyclable products include the reuse, reconditioning, and remanufacturing of furniture or parts of furniture into a new product.
Non-toxic & non allergenic materials: Furniture made with and from materials that are not poisonous, harmful, or otherwise destructive to an organism upon exposure.
Made in Australia: By buying furniture and homewares made in Australia, you are benefiting the local community and the economy as well as reducing the energy consumed and carbon put into the atmosphere through transportation across the ocean, aka the carbon footprint.
Fair Trade: FINE aptly defines this as “a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade”. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers. Fair Trade organizations, backed by consumers, are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade”. Eco Chic features many homewares and eco gifts that are handmade by artisans and craftsmen, which provides the dual benefit of creating jobs for people (not machines) and promotes historical and cultural handicraft techniques.
GECA Certified: Many of our green products are either wholly or partly made from materials that are GECA certified: “The Australian ‘Good Environmental Choice’ program provides to the community an environmental mark of recognition for a wide range of products and services. The Australian ‘Ecolabel Program’ is managed by a not-for-profit organisation utilising a national network of registered assessors. The program awards a mark of recognition for products and services that meet standards of high environmental, quality and social performance.”
• Love this Site
Thank you so much – I was delighted with both the customer service I received, the fast delivery of the product I ordered and of course the gorgeous new mirror! This site has the most divine range of unique and beautiful products for the home. I enjoy browsing the easily navigated site, and of course buying the occasional treasure even more so. Thank you
• Very responsive and helpful
I received a very quick response to my enquiry to ecochic and the item I wanted was sent out also quickly, well wrapped not broken. A friendly, helpful team – thank you
• Love it!
I have always been a homebody – and having a beautiful space is very important to me. I am addicted to Eco Chic, it’s all gorgeous. I have had a couple of deliveries now and another pending. Fabulous service, back up design chats with the team are very helpful and items arrive promptly and in one piece. Yay girls. It’s great stuff. Thanks
• Straight-forward, excellent customer service!
This was the first time I ordered from Eco Chic and I will definitely be going back! My quilt arrived super fast and was exactly as I expected. The only thing I need is some guidance on washing it.
• Great service, communication and product.
It was such a pleasure dealing with Chris and Chelsea – very helpful and professional with great service and communication. Love the wallpaper – thank you so much!
Green / Eco / Sustainable Certifications:
Finalist for Sustainable Retailer of the Year by the National Retailers AssociationQualifications & Memberships:
Cris Bucknall has been in Interior Designer for over 20 years