My passion is to save the planet by reupholstering one item at a time. Find a piece of used furniture that calls to you, not a trend or what is happing in home-style today. Something that describes your personality and sets you apart from the crowd! Cover it with fabric and colors that you enjoy, for now, and then in a few years, you can cover that piece of furniture again.
Consignment stores have so many high-end pieces of furniture available to purchase for less than half the cost of buying new. Furniture companies of today are capable of this same quality, by why would they? You would not continue to be a repeat consumer.
Planetsave.com furniture statistics: In 2009, U.S. EPA reported that furniture accounted for 9.8 million tons (4.1%) of household waste. Furniture is the number one least-recycled item in a household, and it was only up until 2008 that there was a recovery (materials used for recycling) greater than 0.05% since the 1960s — 0.1%. And by 2015, it is estimated that we will spend $121.7 billion to refurbish our homes with new furniture. As we are increasingly persuaded by TV shows to remodel our homes and to replace old furniture, we are also adding more to the landfill in record numbers.
Be kind to Mother Earth and rescue a piece of furniture from a landfill.
Oh, and start sewing again! You're less likely to throw out blankets and clothes out if you've made them yourself!
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale