What are the environmental benefits of re-upholstering?

Getting your sofa or amrchair re-upholstered has become more than a question of style. It’s also a proven means of helping our planet get healthier, writes Stephanie Theobald.

Did you know that in Britain, every year, 1.6 tonnes of furniture end up being either incinerated or buried in the earth as landfill? This has terrible consequences for our environment, resulting in chemicals and metals contaminating the soil, and in increased greenhouse gases.

By extending the life of furniture through re-upholstering, we can considerable reduce this. And of course if more people used the services of an upholsterer, there would be much less need for additional resources to manufacture new furniture (saving precious energy and resources).

Read the full article in the Telegraph:


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