Sustainable Furniture at Belfort
With our environment in mind, Belfort strives to offer a variety of styles for sustainable furniture or 'green furniture.' Producing sustainable furniture often features recycled materials, renewable
resources, or responsibly harvested wood. Environmentally friendly furniture is available in innovative designs. We hope that these eco-friendly furniture pieces will bring a smile to your face
and warm your heart each and every time you look at them.
Working with Sustainable Furnishings Council
Belfort is proud to support the efforts of the Sustainable Furnishings Council and to improve the environmental impact of the furniture industry. Belfort’s suppliers who are members of the
SFC includes: Greenbrier Craftsmen, BDI, Cresent Fine Furniture, BeGlobal,
Angelo Home, BeModern, Nourison,
Rowe, Surya, Vanguard, and Vaughan Bassett.
In 2014, Belfort partnered with the Sustainable Furnishings Council to create an
inspirational and educational display of sustainable furniture in downtown DC at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Together with 7 of our vendor partners, we
created room settings to show the range of styles available with sustainable features.
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At Belfort Furniture, we work together with the Virginia Department of Forestry to plant a tree for every delivery we make.
Our efforts help restore our forests, beautify our landscape and help offset carbon dioxide emissions.
Plus, we recycle an average of over 3.75 tons of cardboard monthly!
This exclusive collection features all wood frame materials supplied by “Sustainable Forest Initiative” certified companies,
wood finish stains are all water-based for reduced levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and recycled content is used in upholstery padding materials, springs, and metal bases.
100% of products are built in the USA and over 95% of raw materials are sourced within a 350 mile radius of their award-winning factory in West Virginia.
This helps to avoid oil-intensive shipping, deforestation and the unmitigated pollution that’s allowed with overseas production.
With the hand-crafted joinery techniques used on their solid wood furniture, there’s less need for glues than with veneers and plywoods.
Water-based hand-finishes that have fewer VOC chemicals than oil-based finishes are used, ensuring a safer environment for both the artisans in the factories AND the end consumer.
Committed to manufacturing its furniture in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner, Vaughan-Bassett is a leader in the “Buy Local” movement. Over 99% of its lumber comes from within 500 miles of its factories in Virginia (80% from wihin 200 miles!), reducing the carbon footprint associated with the transport of primary raw material.
Their “One for One” is dedicated to plant one seedling for every tree they harvest and works with the Virginia Department of Forestry.
Vanguard emphasizes reducing waste and using sustainable elements. Woods used in their casegoods feature Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified cores and laminated hardwoods, select designs feature reclaimed wood, and select cushions feature soy based products to offset some petroleum based cushioning inputs.
All wood and fabric waster in the production cycle is sent to partners to be recycled or remanufacturered rather than entering a landfill.
Keeping the environment in mind, Surya often sources sustainable and/or
bio-desgradable raw materials such as bamboo, cotton, hemp, jute, linen, seagrass, sisal, hair-on-hide, leather, new Zealand wool, semi-worsted wool, silk, and wool.
The “Timeless” collection features a rug which is inspired by a vintage rug from the Kennedy White House. This rug is made of 80% New Zealand wool. Wool is a renewable resource, shorn from sheep yearly.