Pod's Guide to Sustainability

Pod's Guide to Sustainability - Pod Furniture Ireland

When it comes to furniture, sustainability is no longer just a buzzword; it's a necessity. With growing awareness about our impact on the environment, more and more consumers are choosing brands that share their eco-conscious values.

Ethnicraft: Embodying Responsibility in Every Grain


Belgian-based Ethnicraft has built a reputation on crafting timeless furniture pieces primarily from solid wood, with a particular focus on teak and oak. However, what truly sets this brand apart is its unwavering commitment to sustainable practices.

From Forest to Furniture

Ethnicraft works closely with the Indonesian government and other responsible sources to ensure its wood - whether reclaimed or originating from well-managed plantations - is ethically sourced. Its oak wood, in contrast, hails from the well-managed forests of Europe, predominantly France and Serbia.

Reducing Waste and Giving Back

Ethnicraft's dedication to sustainability goes beyond its raw materials. Its manufacturing process optimizes every piece of wood, with scraps recycled into briquettes, which are used as fuel, and sawdust collected for reuse. The brand also actively gives back to its community, funding school building projects in Indonesia, and adheres to fair labor practices.

Skovby: Uniting Craftsmanship and Sustainability


Renowned Danish furniture maker Skovby seamlessly integrates modern designs with functionality. Their sustainability focus is evident in their choice of materials, efficient manufacturing processes, and design philosophy.

Commitment to Responsible Sourcing

The use of various woods such as oak, walnut, and beech in Skovby's designs underlines the company's commitment to supporting sustainable forest management.

Efficient and Eco-friendly Production

Skovby employs advanced technology to achieve production efficiency, minimizing waste and maximizing material usage. This efficiency is further enhanced by their state-of-the-art low emission production processes. Waste management is also a key focus, with efforts to recycle or repurpose any waste generated.

SITS: Upholding Sustainability Through Quality and Design

Hailing from Sweden, SITS has been transforming spaces with its upholstered furniture since 1993. The brand emphasizes sustainability through high-quality and durable designs.

High-Quality Materials for Long-lasting Products

SITS uses FSC-certified wood, signifying that the wood is responsibly sourced. The brand's commitment to creating high-quality, durable furniture contributes to sustainability by reducing the overall consumption and waste associated with furniture replacement.

Sustainable Practices and Customisation

With a strong focus on efficient operations, SITS aims to minimize waste in its manufacturing process. Their furniture is not only designed to be long-lasting but is also highly customizable, ensuring that customers truly value and keep their furniture for longer. SITS also makes an effort to find and use materials and textiles that live up to high standards and ambitions in terms of both quality, sustainability, and contemporary trends. For instance, a number of our fabric choices are made from recycled materials.

Popular, long-lasting, and machine-washable Nori is a fabric made from ocean-collected plastic waste that comes in lovely shades of grey, green, and blue. The SEAQUAL licensce attests to this fabric's uniqueness. By producing all their furniture within Europe, SITS also potentially reduces the carbon footprint associated with long-distance shipping of materials and products.

Sustainability At Pod

At Pod Furniture we believe in quality, longevity and sustainability. Whether its through buying lifetime pieces, choosing recycled materials, or choosing ethically sourced renewable materials, Pod has a sustainable option for you. 


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