How to shop for furniture that is socially and environmentally conscious.
1. Quality craftsmanship
Invest in furniture made to last a lifetime. At Koskela we design modern classics that are backed by a seven year warranty and offer a repair service beyond that period. Trends come and go, choose beautifully crafted pieces you can treasure forever.
Consider your space. What are the pain points that could be improved with a well-designed piece of furniture? Also consider your lifestyle. Do you require lots of flexibility or durability? Think long-term and how this might change in the future.
3. Natural materials
Choose furniture that is non-toxic and made from natural materials, with sustainable timbers. Do your research and ask questions about the chain of custody and origins of your piece of furniture. Look at fabrics, say no to polyester and instead purchase beautiful natural wool and organic materials.
4. Australian made
We are proudly Australian owned and made. This means we can guarantee our workers are being treated and compensated fairly, we reduce freight miles and our carbon footprint, and we can swiftly implement sustainable initiatives as they come to light.
5. Social impact
We believe that great design can be used to effect social change. Koskela is deeply committed to social impact and pledges 1 percent of all product sales towards developing social impact products that empower Australian Indigenous artists and artisans.