Are you ready to refuse single-use plastics in your home? Plastic Free July is a global movement to encourage everyone to help resolve the plastic problem, but it shouldn’t end there. We’ve taken a look at some of our favourite home interiors brands with a sustainable ethos.

Reuse and recycle

Weaver Green has created the perfect method for recycling plastic bottles into beautiful textiles. Its range of washable rugs, cushions, throw and footstools are suitable for both indoors and outside. This stunning Andalucia Zahara rug (from £130) features washed out pinks and greys. We think it looks just as fabulous in a living room, as it does on a patio. Why not use it outside in summer and bring it inside in autumn?

Sustainable curtains

Add some glorious florals to your interiors with the new curtain range from M.M Linen. Their Arlette Curtains (from £110) are awash with beautiful dusky pink flowers and green leaves, adding a freshness to your room. The 100% cotton curtains are carbon neutral and arrive in fabric packaging, rather than plastic.

Eco-dining

Tikamoon grades each of their pieces with an eco-friendly rating. This stunning oval-shaped Paloma table is made from solid teak (from £1699). It is FSC certified, made using traditional methods and given Tikamoon’s highest eco rating. 

Go Vintage

Upcycle with Scaramanga. These lovely, unglazed clay pots in metal hangers are handcrafted by artisans (from £16.50 for a set of three); made from recycled metal and ethically-sourced clay. Suitable for indoors and out, they can be linked together to form a longer string.

Sustainable lighting

We all know light bulbs have become more eco-friendly. But have you thought about how the actual lights are made? Nove Lighting creates lights using cork. One of the ultimate sustainable materials, cork is harvested by hand from a cork oak tree, which is then left to regenerate rather than being chopped down. The Marbled Wall Light (from £160), pictured here, is made from natural cork and solid brass. Image from @thedunnsorford.

Use green paints

Transform your existing furniture or buy a secondhand piece to upcycle. Water-based paints have a significantly lower environmental impact than oil-based paints. Cornish Milk Mineral Paint is water-based and is made from organic earth pigments, rather than chemical dyes. A 250ml can starts from £13.95. This chest of drawers was painted by @graceandethelfurniture in ‘Kelp.’

Dress your table

Evoke a Mediterranean vibe with Weaver Green’s French linen collection. Made from 100% recycled-plastic, faux linen, they are soft, textural and stain proof. Even red wine spills will come straight out! This Maxime Blue & Linen Tablecloth comes in two sizes, starting at £65. Matching napkins are available.

Organise your kitchen

Black & Barn is an aesthetically pleasing brand, centred around eco living. Its eco-conscious kitchen and pantry storage products are made from wood and glass to give a sleek minimalist look. The 10-piece, mango wood, Deluxe Utensil Set (from £79.99 including glass container) provides a greener way to prepare your meals. The individual wooden teaspoons, also picture here, are from £5.99.

Furniture to last a lifetime

Invest in a piece of furniture you love to last you a lifetime. This Industrial Round Table from Konk (from £889) has a stunning, solid oak table top, contrasting with raw industrial steel legs. This product is made to order, so can be made to any size and with different materials if you choose. The wood is sourced from approved sustainable forests, and a tree is planted for every order Konk receives.

Recycled glass

We love the array of candles and lanterns on offer from ethical homeware company, Nkuku. The Malana Recycled Glass Candle Holders (from £12.50), pictured here in smoke brown and clear glass, diffuse the candlelight beautifully. Pick a mixture of colours and sizes to create a cosy atmosphere.

Author: Sara Chardin

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