We also understand that our clients not only desire, but also expect, ethical practices when it comes to the crafting of the furniture that we sell. We share the same question as our customers, can I trust that this brand acts with thoughtfulness towards the environment?
WELL, THIS JANUARY 2020, WE ARE HONORED TO SPOTLIGHT A BRAND THAT IS COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY: OUR FRIENDS AT GUS* MODERN.
WHY GUS* MODERN?
THE COMMITMENT BY GUS* TO SAVE THE FORESTS WITH FSC©-CERTIFIED WOOD
The mission of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC©) is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests. Through their responsible principles and certifications, the FSC© is carrying out their vision of meeting the world's needs for forest products without compromising the health of the world’s forests for future generations.
How does this help you may ask?
Simply put, all the wood that Gus* uses for sectionals, sofas, and upholstered chairs is FSC©-certified, meaning it is sourced from responsibly managed forests that take the environment, as well as the social and cultural effects of using it, seriously.
And if you are curious, what other furniture companies have made this commitment to being FSC©-certified, the FSC© site provides verification. Ethnicraft, for example, is another certified furniture manufacturer.
GUS* USES PET FILLING: THE NEW AND IMPROVED DOWN
Whenever possible, Gus* utilizes a synthetic material similar to down made from recycled PET, which is composed post-consumer waste, AKA all of those plastic water bottles and containers the world has been recycling for years,
Not only that, but PET Fill has been thoroughly tested as fiber fill and the results are promising! Not only does it hold its form better than down, but it’s hypoallergenic, and of course, its use helps prevent plastic from continuing to pile in landfills.
GUS* IS A MEMBER OF THE SUSTAINABLE FURNISHINGS COUNCIL
Sustainable, environmentally-safe and eco-friendly furnishings are made and distributed in ways that protect our planet. Members of the Sustainable Furnishings Council like Gus* take immediate steps to minimize carbon emissions, waste stream pollutants, un-recyclable content and primary materials from unsustainable sources.
Not only do the manufacturing materials matter for Gus*, but they strive to keep it green even with the packaging materials, by eliminating things like black plastic or unneeded padding agents.
WHY STOP THERE? INTRODUCING THE GUS* GROW MODERN EVENT
Between the dates of January 9 - January 26, 2020, Gus* has went above and beyond the call for sustainability by creating the Grow Modern Event. During this limited time event, a tree will be planted for every purchase made of Gus* Modern furniture and accents. To ensure its success, they have allowed retailers like Design Distillery to offer 15% off on any purchase of Gus* Modern.