Eco Friendly

Eco Friendly Furniture

The Big Brain environmental commitment is unique to the industry because our whole way of doing business is unique to the industry. We ship furniture directly from the factory to the store. No warehouses. Minimal packaging. Quality raw and eco materials. We’re changing the way furniture is bought and sold, and the Earth is a better place for it.

What Is Eco Friendly Furniture?

There’s a reason eco-friendly, recycled, and sustainable are trendy words in the business these days.

People care about the environment, and we care about those people. When you’re purchasing eco-friendly furniture, these are the words you need to look for, so remember to keep an eye out.

>Pieces crafted from sustainably-harvested woods are always a safe bet, along with eco-friendly NATURAL SIGNATURE furniture made from solid rubberwood.

Next question: What is solid rubberwood?

So glad you asked. Rubberwood is the standard common name for the timber of Heveabrasiliensis. In fact, rubberwood is one of the more durable lumbers used in the manufacturing of today’s home furnishings. Rubberwood has a dense grain character that is easily controlled in the kiln drying process. Rubberwood has very little shrinkage making it one of the more stable construction materials available for furniture manufacturing.

Rubberwood is the most ecologically “friendly” lumber used in today’s furniture industry. After the economic life of the rubber tree, which is generally 26-30 years, the latex yields become extremely low and the planters then fell the rubber trees and plant new ones. So, unlike other woods that are cut down for the sole purpose of producing furniture, rubberwood is used only after it completes it’s latex producing cycle and dies. This wood is therefore eco-friendly in the sense that we are now using what was going as waste.

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Think the big chains and retailers are efficient? They’re not. We do a lot more with a lot less. We ship directly from factory to store, eliminating the middlemen. We don’t have warehouses. Our packaging is minimal. It’s just the opposite for the big chains: more shipments, more middlemen, more warehouses, and more packaging. That’s not just environmentally irresponsible. It’s expensive. By using less, we do more for the environment and deliver even greater value to you.

For every business decision, we make the one that is most eco-friendly. That guiding principle always benefits our customers, too.