7 Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Outdoor Furniture Brands
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As much as we love to travel, something about summer makes us want to stay home and create our own little outdoor oasis. Is there really anything better than taking long afternoon naps in a hammock or losing yourself to a book while lounging in sun? (Yes to more Vitamin D, pls.) ☀️
Whether you have a small city balcony or an expansive backyard, you too can freshen up your outdoor area this summer and spend more time connecting with Mother Nature herself.
These sustainable outdoor furniture brands use reclaimed, recycled, or responsibly sourced materials for their outdoor furniture and patio collections. Host the outdoor dinner party of your dreams or simply add a new lounge chair to your garden. Whatever you choose, we hope you get the rest and sun you need this summer!
Spending more time refreshing your home this summer? Check out these eco-friendly and sustainable furniture companies.
Best For | Fire pit sets
Materials | Recycled plastic
Standout Ethic | 100 percent recyclable
Price | $280 (side table)–$6,820 (8-piece fire pit table set)
Yardbird gives new meaning to the phrase “no harm, no foul”—100 percent of Yardbird’s products are made of recycled plastic and every single piece is recyclable when you’re ready to retire them! By cutting out the middleman and shipping directly to you, Yardbird is able to offer high-quality outdoor furniture (we particularly love the dining sets!) at more affordable prices. Elegant styles, durable materials, and thoughtful craftsmanship.
2. West Elm
Best For | Sectionals & loungers
Materials | Sustainably sourced wood
Standout Ethic | FSC Certified or upcycled materials
Price | $159 (chair & ottoman)–$6,096 (4-piece L-shaped sectional)
Not all “big” companies are irresponsible: Take a look at West Elm and the team’s major sustainability initiatives. The team invests in fair trade practices and organic materials, but they also use responsibly sourced wood for more than half of the furniture in this outdoor collection. Transport yourself to a Mediterranean beach town by laying in a luxury chaise lounger, or indulge in a staycation with a new patio sectional.
Best For | Modular outdoor furniture
Materials | FSC Certified Teak
Standout Ethic | Sustainably sourced and responsibly harvested materials (with certifications)
Price | $500 (ottoman)–$3,500 (sectional)
For weather-ready outdoor furniture, we love Neighbor—a sustainable outdoor furniture brand boasting modern designs and modular pieces. The company was founded by three colleagues working together at Tuft & Needle (a mattress brand we love) with one simple mission: to help customers create space for connecting with family, friends and neighbors. With a 45-day trial, you can even test out your furniture and ensure everything fits your outdoor space perfectly (though we bet it will).
4. Loll Designs
Best For | Family-friendly furniture
Materials | Recycled plastic
Standout Ethic | 95 percent of waste recycled
Price | $245 (side table)–$3,595 (platform sofa with tables)
Loll Designs believes a better, greener world is possible. The brand has an annual clean-up initiative, is cradle-to-cradle certified, donates one percent to environmental causes, and produces sustainable outdoor furniture using single-use milk jugs. Best of all, when manufacturing is said and done, 95 percent of the waste is recycled, too. And the end result? Family-friendly furniture that’s durable, modern, and functional for everyone.
Best For | Comfortable seating
Materials | Sustainable wood
Standout Ethic | Plant trees with each purchase & support conservation initiatives
Price | $284 (stool)–$6,256 (5-piece corner sectional)
Cue the “heart eye” emojis! Joybird’s line of sustainable outdoor furniture will make anyone swoon. Crafted with responsibly sourced wood and waterproof teak, you can find the seating, benches, and tables you’ve dreamed up for a mid-century inspired look. And made to withstand the test of time, pieces come with a lifetime warranty. With each product sold, Joybird also plants more trees than it took to make the piece in order to help preserve the world’s forests.
6. Masaya & Co
Best For | Teak tables and chairs
Materials | Teak grown in reforestation projects
Standout Ethic | Commitment to the reforestation of deforested land with tropical hardwood species
Price | $160 (side table)–$3,530 (sofa)
Masaya & Co is a team of multi-cultural designers, artisans, farmers, craftsmen and tree huggers. The outdoor furniture goes above and beyond when it comes to sustainable production—every piece of furniture is handmade in Nicaragua from sustainably sourced solid wood, offering a responsible alternative to mass production goods. Reforestation and sustainable land management practices are at the core of this company’s mission. So rest assured: with your purchase, you’re investing in more than just an outdoor dining table or sectional.
7. Crate & Barrel
Best For | Full sets & collections
Materials | FSC Certified teak & recycled plastic
Standout Ethic | Gives back
Price | $59 (mesh ottoman)–$2,753 (sectional)
For affordable, chic, and eco-friendly outdoor furniture, we love Crate & Barrel. Whether you want to dine al fresco in the backyard or lounge poolside, Crate & Barrel offers collections with streamlined aesthetics to easily bring your vision to life. Many pieces use FSC Certified teak and recycled plastic, showcasing what’s possible when you invest in sustainability. Plus, the team makes doing good externally a priority too, with a pledge to donate $100,000 to VOW to End Child Marriage.
Featured image from Neighbor