Posted on August 20, 2009 by Annette Stelmack, GBA Advisor
At the end of the day, we long to hang out in our favorite chair or sofa relaxing with a good book or movie. Usually that much-loved furniture is a piece of upholstered seating filled with all kinds of "stuff"—padding, springs, wood, webbing—covered with textile.
A quality piece of upholstery breaks down into four construction components; frames, springs, cushions, and pads. The first three components are wrapped in fabric or leather.
Here are sustainable alternatives to these components.