After spending two days at Decorex2021, one of our main take-aways is just how exciting it was to see so many people back enjoying trade shows and seeing just how many sustainable brands were present.
Over the course of the two days, we had the chance to attend different talk, some of which discussed the crucially important topic of sustainability within interior design. Reducing waste in interior design is not only connected to the reduction of the manufacturing of new products, but also the repurposing and upcycling process of older ones.
According to one of the talks we attended, more than 400,000 tonnes of homeware textiles are thrown into landfill in the UK alone, making up for more than 40% of the total textiles wasted within the UK, including textiles discarded from the fashion industry. Years of consumerism and fast fashion has resulted in a damaged biodiversity, has contributed significantly to climate change and has impacted other environmental issues that are now arising.
But how do we step up and make a difference?
At Twenty10, sustainability has always felt very important to us and is something we are dedicating ourselves to learning more about all the time. Since our start in 2016, we have always been keen to reduce waste and reuse what we can where possible, and now, we’re asking ourselves, ‘how do we make sustainable choices wherever we can?' and ‘how do we provide our clients with things that they love, whilst having the least impact possible on the Earth?'
It has been a long journey since our founding and, as an importer and wholesaler of beautifully designed furniture, our priority is always to make sure that our suppliers share the same environmental ethos we have regarding the planet.
In the design sector, sustainable interior design is now aiming to reduce emissions by designing more energy efficient homes, with furniture that has low environmental impact, and to work hard to reduce waste.
At Twenty10, we are committed to learning continuously about sustainability and doing all we can to reduce the environmental impact of our operations for a better tomorrow and for the future of our children.