...I would also like something that is not coated in the fire retardant chemicals/stain resisters. As if that wasn't a long enough list they also need to be comfortable and family friendly. Budget friendly would certainly be a plus.
I can't find this. What I am finding is just not practical for us or completely cost-prohibitive. Am i missing something? Does this exist? Maybe I'm not typing in the correct search in Google? I did come across something called eCollection, but can't seem to find anyone who stocks it in the Chicago area (even though their site says differently. I called all those stores and no one had it).
I know i could always do Craigslist, but used couches are a little iffy in my book...
Sent in by Melissa
Editor: We know that it can be very difficult to find an eco sofa anywhere under $5000, but we do think the market is gradually getting better. Big chain stores like Crate and Barrel and its younger, hipper sibling CB2 now offer sofas made with a certified sustainable hardwood frame and soy or plant-based polyfoam seat cushions. We can't find any details on what kinds of finishes they use, or whether or not they still use flame-retardant chemicals — a less encouraging sign in our mind.
We'd recommend you check out Ekla Home, where the sofa construction includes natural rubber, 100% organic US grown and milled wool, 100% organic cotton barrier cloth, FSC poplar frame and legs, recycled steel springs, and Safecoat no VOC stain. Prices used to be reasonable (around $2000), so hopefully they still are! You may also want to check out Lofgren's, Eco-terric, or Greener Lifestyles. All of these places ship as well.
In doing some research, we also came across GreenSofas.com (pretty obvious name!), and they had quite a good selection at very reasonable prices.
Anyone else have suggestions?
Photo via eCollection