Parents often think that inexpensive particle-board furniture is good enough for the kids’ bedroom. The general consensus is that beds, dressers, desks and storage that receive high-energy playtime activities should not be expensive, or “good furniture” as they will be destroyed by the children.
However, cheaply manufactured furniture is often made from plywood and particle board/pressed wood which contains formaldehyde or isocyanate glues. These materials are extremely toxic and can send out fumes which our children inhale. Furthermore, Brominated and chlorinated flame retardants, often found in upholstered furniture made with polyurethane foam, have been linked to cancer, neurological impairment and hormonal disruption.
There are many affordable manufactures who build furniture without incorporating these practices or materials. Crafted with care in solid wood to ensure the safety of our children and our environment.
Come visit us to see Doughty Glen, Mobel, Gat Creek (winner of the 2012 Sage Award for environmental excellence) and Simply Amish – manufactures who make solid wood furniture that will grow with your children while maintaining sound environmental practices!