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We’ve lived with items from the top sustainable furniture companies over the past ten years — these are our favorite eco-friendly wicker patio sets that are nontoxic, weatherproof, and long-lasting.

As soon as sunsets extend past 7 p.m., we find ourselves yearning to spend every second outside. Sunning out on a chaise lounge, reading and nursing a sweet tea, and hosting friends and family in an intimate patio space. Those are the moments we dream of having every summer.

One of the best ways to enjoy that space? A good patio furniture set. For furniture that’s both weatherproof and looks great outdoors in a natural setting, we like wicker patio sets — they’re always in style, can be sustainable, and stand up to all sorts of wind and rain. 

Why consider sustainable wicker furniture?

Some wicker furniture is made with cheap plastic, but truly thoughtful sustainable wicker upcycles recycled plastic or ocean-bound waste. Then, the end pieces are long-lasting and lightweight — without leaving a negative footprint. Plus, without toxic chemicals, high-density wicker is safe for the entire family.

Our criteria

Our team has a decade of experience living with, researching, and vetting the best sustainable furniture brands. The brands on this list all meet the criteria below, and we regularly update this piece with any new favorites we find.

EASY TO CLEAN | The brands below include wicker that doesn’t easily stain, rust, or mold, plus the wicker furniture is easy to wipe down and clean when need be.
DURABLE | We’ve featured brands leveraging upcycled wicker or rattan, most of which is considered “all-weather” to hold up to the elements. 
NONTOXIC | There aren’t any dangerous or harmful chemicals to worry about with upcycled wicker resin, wicker plastic, or rattan — these materials have been deemed safe in studies.
ECO-FRIENDLY | Rather than creating new plastic resins or using other wasteful materials, the brands below prioritize recycled wicker, rattan, and recyclable metals.

If you want to deck out your patio but wicker isn’t your thing, check out these other sustainable outdoor furniture brands. ⛱️

1. Outer

Natural materials
Plant trees
Recycled materials

Best For | Lifetime quality
Materials | HDPE wicker, magnesium & aluminum alloy frame, stainless steel legs, DWR-finished weave
Price | $2,700 for conversation set

One of the biggest challenges when searching for outdoor furniture? Finding stain- and rust-resistant options. But don’t worry, because Outer has you covered (quite literally). Made to withstand all weather and timelines, Outer’s patio furniture is durable and stylish. The 5mm wicker is made from recyclable high-density polyethylene (basically plastic resin) and expertly woven into an aluminum and magnesium frame. The performance fabric in the cushions is also water, mold, mildew, and stain resistant — all the reviews praise how well these pieces hold up season after season! While these are investment furniture sets, they are definitely built to last. Enjoy free fabric swatches and design services, 365-day returns, and up to 10 years of warranty protection.

Customer review | “I ordered Outer furniture for my deck last summer and the experience was wonderful in every way. The customer service was friendly, courteous and SO helpful. And the furniture is perfect! They sent color swatches so that I could see the actual fabric before choosing the color, and the furniture is comfortable, durable, and beautiful! I entertained [sic] on my deck, over and over, to show off my new furniture and tell my friends about Outer.” — Lexa H. (Read more reviews)

2. Yardbird

Natural materials
Recycled materials

Best For | Balancing quality & affordability
Materials | HDPE recycled wicker, fabric cushion, aluminum frame, powder coating
Price | $1,760 for conversation set

Whether you’re searching for a small-time conversation set or a large backyard setup, Yardbird has options to consider. This direct-to-consumer brand makes all sorts of outdoor furniture, shipping directly to you while also offering lower costs. Yardbird furniture features commercial-grade aluminum, quality fabrics, and handwoven wicker recycled from ocean-bound plastic, effortlessly blending sustainability and seasonal style. Search by seating size or collection — we’re partial to the Waverly or Harriet collections. In addition to being both timeless and cost-effective, we love how their sets are expansive enough that you can build your patio over time if you’d prefer to.

Customer review | “I checked out many different furniture sets from other retailers before going with Yardbird. While I was a little apprehensive with not being able to actually try the furniture first, I’m really happy we took a chance anyway. The set is very functional and comfortable. Our family loves it and our extended family is now buying a set of their own! Definitely buy the matching covers. They fit perfectly and help keep the cushions clean and protected!” — Justin D. (Read more reviews)

3. Etsy

Budget friendly
Natural materials
Recycled materials
Small business

Best For | Affordable & vintage wicker furniture
Materials | Varies (wicker, recycled materials, wood, etc.)
Price | $50+

For unique, vintage, and even local patio sets, consider Etsy’s marketplace with hundreds of thousands of small businesses and makers. For example, consider this vintage 1940s wicker set from The Turtle Road or this affordable cutie combo from World of Vines — both unlike mainstream styles today. Shipping on Etsy is carbon-free, so even if you have to order a piece from a ways away, it won’t make too much of an impact — and you’ll likely find a secondhand set anyway! Mix and match from various stores to build a truly one-of-a-kind space.

Customer review | “My wicker laundry basket came exact as pictured and it brings me so much happiness. Growing up my mother and grandma had one just like this and it has been difficult to find one like ones they had. The quality is stellar and I’d absolutely purchase another if needed from this seller.” — Allysa  (Read more reviews)

4. West Elm

Fair trade
Natural materials
Recycled materials

Best For | Local showrooms
Materials | Recycled wicker, aluminum frame, olefin fabric
Price | $1,699 for outdoor sofa

West Elm has long served as our home decor inspo — and its eco-friendly wicker collection has us swooning, too. The wicker is sourced from recycled plastic and hand-woven into each piece along with a recyclable metal frame and olefin fibers. Production takes place in Asia, primarily Vietnam, under safe and fair working conditions. We love the neutral, breezy tones of these sets, specifically designed for unwinding, hosting, and relaxing. If West Elm’s retail prices feel out of reach, consider a West Elm outlet for deeply discounted prices or look into their 0% financing options.

5. Joybird

Natural materials
Plant trees
Recycled materials

Best For | Mid-century patio furniture
Materials | Wicker resin, aluminum, powder coating
Price | $1,522 for sofa

Bring your indoor style outside — or vice versa — with Joybird’s mid-century modern outdoor furniture. From 1950s-style dining chairs to full-on sectionals, Joybird’s wicker-based pieces stand the test of time, quite literally! Products are designed and manufactured at one of their trusted partner facilities, and they’ve teamed up with One Tree Planted to help plant trees with every purchase. Joybird offers free design services, 0% APR financing plans, a limited warranty, 90-day returns, and unlimited flat-rate shipping. It’s never been easier to design the patio of your dreams.

Customer review | “We chose these so our indoor chairs could fluidly go outside – or was it so our outdoor chairs could work inside. Either way. We are using them and we and out [sic] guests are enjoying them. We took time to use them before making a review and I am very happy with the purchase.” — Leigh S. (Read more reviews)

6. Mojo Boutique

Fair trade
Family owned
Natural materials
Recycled materials
Small business
Woman owned

Best For | Accent pieces
Materials | Rattan wicker, fabric cover, cushions
Price | $369 for coffee table

Launched by a husband-and-wife duo after spending time in Indonesia, Mojo Boutique works with master artisans in Bali to handcraft beautiful home decor — including accent chairs and tables. MB uses all-natural materials like upcycled teak wood, pandan leaves, woven grass, and natural rattan (wicker technically is a type of weave used here while rattan is the material). The finished pieces are beautiful enough to stand out on any patio or balcony — yet neutral enough to work within any home or style. You can support traditional Balinese crafts, fair trade and sustainable practices, and small business with these stunning seats, tables, and stools.

Customer review | “I already made 4 purchases from Mojo Boutique. I love my items, looks so great and different from any other shop: they all add nostalgic, vintage, boho touches. I will continue to support this small business and their talented traditional makers.” — Sylviane J. (Read more reviews)

7. Envirobuild

Natural materials
Plant trees
Recycled materials

Best For | UK garden furniture
Materials | Recycled rattan, cushions
Price | £760 for patio conversation set

Envirobuild is our pick for wicker patio furniture in the UK — perfect for garden parties and crisp summer nights. The handwoven rattan comes from 100 percent recycled plastic, is woven into wicker, then paired with plush cushions. You can choose from pre-built sofa sets or build your own, with a variety of natural colors, seating capacities, and design styles. Plus, Envirobuild donates 10 percent of profits to sustainable causes like Rainforest Trust.

Customer review | “Great L-shape of garden settees and footstool. Love the waterproof rattan material, no need to worry about it disintegrating. Cream coloured cushions wipe clean easily. Clips keep the settee modules together – useful addition.” — Joanna (Read more reviews)

Featured image is from Joybird