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How to be a Conscious Consumer

With Earth Day fast-approaching, discover four ways to make more mindful choices when it comes to decorating your home. From prioritizing reclaimed materials and sustainable storage to finding heirloom pieces made to last, a bit of careful consideration goes a long way…

1. Look local

Championing heritage with homegrown homeware is a good place to start. Support local makers and creators with quality products made in the US. Handthrown in New Mexico by Hansellman Pottery, our Stoneware Spoon Rest is a must-have culinary accessory and boasts a beautiful speckled glaze for an earthenware finish. You’ll also find tapered candles designed by The Floral Society and more. 

2. Quality over quantity

It’s always important to think before you buy, especially when it’s an investment piece. Furniture is an everyday essential, but can hold an incredibly sentimental value, too. A hallway console table filled with family photos and mementos instantly adds personality and warmth, making a house a home.

And why not select special serveware or cutlery to be passed down the generations? One person’s wedding gift could someday become another’s housewarming or engagement present.

Designed to stand the test of time, choose quality homeware to be cherished now and later, not just momentarily. 

3. Continue the cycle

When it comes to wood and glass, try to source recycled or reclaimed products where you can. Repurposing furniture and accessories, gives them a second lease of life and reduces waste. All of these pieces have a story to tell and are sure to spark interest when on display. The definition of sustainable style, take your pick from versatile vases, drinkware, serving boards and tables for a more conscious choice. 

4. Swap to sustainable storage

In keeping with the spirit of the Spring clean, the season is also about reconnecting with nature. Why not combine the two and declutter consciously? Reassess storage and switch out plastic boxes with glass jars and woven baskets. Pretty and practical, they’re ideal for tidying away clothes and toiletries, but also look lovely in kitchens and pantries to store food. 

The time is now

Keep all these things in mind when you're next shopping for new homeware, and you'll be one step closer to becoming a more conscious consumer...

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