So, how do we avoid these toxic chemicals when furnishing our homes? Look for upholstered furniture that does not contain flame retardants or stain resistant treatments. Source furniture that is constructed of solid wood rather than manufactured wood such as particle board and plywood that typically contains formaldehyde-based glues. Furniture constructed of glass or metal typically aren’t finished with a varnish or paint and are usually safe. Purchasing furniture that is recycled or second hand is an excellent option as well.
At Shift we offer an upholstery line manufactured in California that does not contain the once injected fire retardants required in sofas, chairs and upholstered headboards. We offer several lines of recycled and upcycled wood furniture and solid wood furniture as well as found furniture and glass and metal options. We can source almost anything you are looking for either locally or across the country.
The most important thing to us is that we are selling something that is safe and will enhance your life, not inhibit it!