Furniture Certification Label Guide

Designed Living Room

The EPA suggests that indoor air quality is often 10 times more polluted than outdoor air quality. We spend 90 percent of our time indoors, therefor purchasing furniture that’s good for the environment and our personal health is important. Furniture can be major polluters of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in our homes. (VOCs) are a large group of chemicals that are found in many products we use to build and maintain our homes, and are also found in toxic furniture stains. 


Green furniture companies are growing in numbers in response to the sustainable living movement, producing furniture that is sustainable and eco-friendly for the environmentally-conscious consumer. They are based on the closed-loop cycle of recycling. The goal is to design furniture that can be continually reused, disassembled and then reused again to reduce the environmental impact.


This certification label guide will help you identify sustainable furniture. By clicking on the actual label here you can find out what they mean and stand for.