The concept of fast-fashion and even fast-food is well known, but we don’t tend to think about fast-furniture.
As we gradually become more aware of the negative impact our high levels of consumption have on the environment, many industry leaders are beginning to take action.
The press regularly highlights the colossal amount of waste produced by fast-fashion brands. Still, it’s the same for furniture companies who churn out cheap furniture that won’t last, leading to 22 million pieces of furniture being discarded each year in the UK. The majority are sent directly to landfill.
The last year has seen many of us spending more time at home than ever before, which has led to a switch in how we spend our money, with many opting to carry out home improvements. All this extra time spent at home has allowed many of us to appreciate our surroundings, particularly how much joy we get when our house is full of beautifully created pieces of furniture.
That’s where we come in – do you want beautiful, handcrafted pieces of furniture that you’ll love for years to come? Then you’re in the right place.
We see our furniture as more of an investment rather than an impulse buy, which is why we’re happy to take our time with each customer to ensure their order is just how they want it; from the wood, colour and dimensions.
So, if you’re spending all this time getting your furniture made bespoke for you, why would you ever want to get rid of it?
In more recent years, the fashion customer has begun focussing on buying higher quality items that will last rather than buying and re-buying cheap products, with an understanding of a higher cost. Our products are costed based on the high-quality raw materials, time and skill that goes into designing and manufacturing them – and it’s because of this that our furniture should be seen as an investment, something that you can pass down for generations to come. Just as you would pass down valuable jewellery pieces to family members, why not do the same with your furniture?
And when your furniture looks like this – why would you ever want to get rid of it?
Of course, our lifestyles also change for various reason – a change of job, a new home and new family members. What was once your pride and joy may one day not fit your requirements, and so it’s also good to know that your investment in quality handmade furniture will have a high residual value if you ever decide to sell it on. Unlike cheap, low-quality furniture with a limited lifespan, our products will continue to be functional and beautiful for many decades (hopefully indefinitely).