Home feels even sweeter when we surround ourselves with sustainable homewares. These homewares brands have inspiring stories to share and stylish pieces to match.
Anjali Purohit means serious sustainable design. Coming from a design background of almost two decades, Anjali founded Variously in 2016 to focus on handcrafted textiles. Variously is classic modern. Throws and pillows use 100% natural yarn, high-quality merino, cashmere, cotton and silks, as well as premium eco-friendly dyes. It’s made possible through an ethical supply chain where Anjali works directly with artisan communities in rural Indian and Nepalese communities. Variously was selected as the artist in residence 2018 at Eileen Fisher, Michigan store and launched its first collection at Paris Fashion Week 2018.
Based in Byron Bay, Pampa is helping to keep traditional Argentinian hand-woven craftsmanship alive from Patagonia to Porteno and beyond. Pampa’s rugs, cushions, and throws are naturally dyed with patterns inspired by local landscapes. It’s a feast of desert tones. Most of Pampa’s 100% raw sheep wool rugs are made-to-order, and you can also custom-design your own unique rug. Co-founders and couple Victoria Aguirre and Carl Wilson are photographers so you can expect some beautiful fine art prints to decorate your walls too.
Koskela is home to Australia’s largest range of Australian-made and ethically produced homewares, furniture, lighting and art that are made to last a lifetime. Life and work partners Russel Koskela and Sasha Titchkosky left lucrative corporate careers to focus on exceptional, classic design with a strong social conscious. Their Hoodie desktop and the Mika table has both won notable design awards. Koskela has been supporting the protection of the Daintree Rainforest since 2007 and has initiatives to empower Australian Indigenous artists. It’s no doubt they became a certified B Corp in 2017.
Pop and Scott is made for the contemporary Australian lifestyle. Poppy Lane and Scott Gibson are avid travellers and found themselves inspired by Australia’s landscape scenery, which shines through in their timeless chairs, pots and pillows. Look out for their elegant ‘Dreamer’ couches in linen that emphasise on minimalist design with solid handmade quality. The business takes a perfect partnership – Poppy’s training as a florist gives her the eye for aesthetics, and craftsman Scott Gibson turns her ideas into reality.
You know it’s a Totem Road piece when you see one. Their handsome beds, tables, chairs and mirrors are a Scandinavian love affair. It’s fair oak tones and clean lines feel relaxed and timeless. Totem Road embraces the “Iroquois Seventh Generation” principle, which means every decision they make is to benefit our children seven generations in the future. The sustainable furniture company also donates 5% of all their sales to a list of nominated charities for you to choose from.
Lounge Lovers founder Derek Kerr was frustrated at premium prices for designer furniture so he set out to give shoppers “great-looking furniture at exceptional value”. Lounge Lovers’ eco-friendly range is just that. It’s an earthy coastal look with pieces like 100% linen sofas, sustainably sourced timber and natural handcrafted rattan pieces. The Bronte and Tara rattan ranges, in particular, are made from non-toxic wood that’s taken from certified wood harvesting sites. On these sites, as soon as old trees have been cut, new trees are planted.