9 Eco-Friendly Couches For A Sustainable Living Room
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Whether you’re working from home (and skipping the desk for the day) or just kicking back for an evening of Netflix, your sustainable couch is a major player in your comfort. And second only to our kitchens, living rooms are a key place for connecting with the people we share our homes with—roommates, partners, kids, and pets included.
We’ve rounded up the best couches and sofas, made by sustainable furniture brands with eco-friendly practices, natural and organic fabrics, and ethical manufacturing. Many of these furniture brands also offer sectionals, coffee tables, ottomans and more, so keep your eyes peeled after you’ve snagged your new favorite sustainable sofa.
Sustainability | Recycled fabrics, CertiPUR-US® certified foam, FSC certified wood, ethical and local production, plastic-free shipping, made-to-order, closed loop initiative, secondhand shop
Price Range | $1,095-$1,845
The Sabai team takes pride in crafting furniture to be cozy, conscious, and convenient. The popular Essential Sofas and Sectionals are responsibly made in North Carolina using natural fibers, FSC Certified wood, and recycled water bottles. You can customize your sofa in any number of ways including color, fabric, and wood and it’ll arrive to you in no time with simple directions for assembly (and shipping is carbon-neutral!). Best of all, Sabai accepts gently used pieces to reupholster and finish to sell at discounted prices, doing their part to keep furniture out of landfills. Financing available and ships nationwide within the US. Be sure to check out our editor’s Sabai review and see why we love it so much!
2. Maiden Home
Sustainability | Sustainable wood, Greenguard GOLD certified fabrics, CertiPUR-US® certified foam cores, made-to-order, ethical and local production, artisan-made with traditional techniques
Price Range | $2,025–$3,950
When it comes to purchasing furniture for a forever home, Maiden Home’s heritage-quality pieces instantly come to mind. Since the sofas and couches are handmade to order in North Carolina, you can customize your furniture with your preference of woods, upholstery, and sizes. The brand sources eco-friendly materials whenever possible, and all their hardwoods meet the Sustainable Forestry Initiative standards for responsible sourcing. And—what we love most perhaps—Maiden Home furniture is made with CertiPUR-US® certified foam cores, and without flame retardants, formaldehyde, or other harmful chemicals. Financing through Affirm is available.
Sustainability | FSC certified hardwood, recyclable packaging, responsible production, sustainably sourced hardwood & upcycled fabrics
Price Range | $835–$7,690
Looking for a sofa that’s equal parts comfortable, American-made, and flexible for your space? Look no further than Burrow’s line of seating. Each sofa, loveseat, and sectional is handcrafted from responsibly sourced hardwood and upcycled stain-resistant fabrics. Shipped to you in recycled packaging, each item is modular and can be easily assembled or arranged. (You can read more about the process over here on our Burrow couch review). With fast, free shipping on all orders (currently US only), a new Burrow couch will show up at your door within a few weeks flat. Financing options are available.
Sustainability | Recyclable steel, FSC certified wood, ethical production in Asia & North America, secondhand shop, sustainability pledge by 2025
Price Range | $2,075–$2,975
Designed in Michigan and manufactured across the US, Floyd crafts furniture you’ll want to cancel plans to spend time in. In addition to focusing on longevity and affordability, the team also has a 2025 Sustainability Plan in place which ensures that 70 percent of its material comes from recycled or renewable sources and that 100 percent FSC certified wood is used across all products. Available in the contiguous US, “The Sofa,” “The Sectional,” and their associated add-ons are made with top-grade birchwood and indulgent cushions you’ll love to sink into. Monthly financing is available via Affirm.
Sustainability | Certified B Corp, powered by renewable energy, sustainable & upcycled finds, carbon-offset shipping
Price Range | Varies by seller
For secondhand or vintage options, we love Etsy’s marketplace. This certified B Corp features couches from all over the world, including antique velvet sofas, Moroccan-inspired floor seats, or reupholstered chairs. Like all purchases on Etsy, the team offsets 100 percent of carbon emissions from shipping, so even international purchases can feel a little more sustainable.
6. West Elm
Sustainability | Sustainable & ethical collections, gives back, FSC certified wood, fair trade practices
Price Range | $649–$5,996
Beloved by interior designers and eco-friendly advocates alike, West Elm offers fair trade and sustainable collections, including sofas and sectionals handcrafted in the USA. Using FSC certified wood and natural materials whenever possible, most pieces are customized to your preferences including configuration, fabric, and fill—and many are futons or sleeper sets for multi-use. Available for delivery to over 90 countries, there are options for every kind of space from a one-bedroom studio to an expansive living room.
Sustainability | Ethical production in Mexico, sustainably sourced wood, low VOC glues, plants trees with every order
Price Range | $806–$7,756
Joybird’s line of mid-century modern sofas, sectionals, and chairs are as customizable as they are responsibly sourced. Made ethically in Mexico, where employees receive fair wages and a safe working environment, each piece is made with responsibly sourced wood and is paired with 100 percent hypoallergenic fibers or eco-friendly foam. And for every order, Joybird helps plant more trees than what was used in manufacturing your piece. Currently, Joybird ships to the continental US and payment plans are available.
8. From the Source
Sustainability | FSC certified wood, recyclable steel, reclaimed fibers, vertically integrated production in Indonesia & NY, fair trade practices
Price Range | $2,295–$9,580
For dreamy velvet sofas, circular couches, or mixed-modular sectionals, we’re eyeing From the Source. As a completely vertical company, all its products are sourced, dried, and manufactured in Indonesia, with soft goods from sustainable vendor Gus Modern. Employees here use the same production methods previous generations used to turn sustainably sourced woods and eco-friendly materials (like synthetic down sourced from recycled PET plastic) into the custom couch you’ve always wanted. From the Source has a showroom in New York City, ships domestically, and can fulfill custom orders.
Sustainability | Each piece built-to-order, restoration services
Price Range | Custom pricing
Made start to finish in the same building out of Los Angeles, Folke is dedicated to both function and form. Every single piece is made-to-order using natural materials, meaning you’re more likely to keep it over time and the team’s less likely to create waste. Inspired by Scandinavian design and quality, you can find a number of sofa, sectional, and chair options that are yours to personalize. And if you’re interested and international, you’re in luck: Folke offers quotes for worldwide delivery.
Featured image from Sabai