VOCs, toxic glue, formaldehyde and flame retardants shouldn’t be lurking all over your kids rooms! But finding safe furniture for your home can be a daunting task.
How to Find Safe Furniture for Your Family
An easy way to locate safe furniture is to look for unupholstered, solid wood pieces that contain no foam or fiberboard. This eliminates the need for flame retardant chemicals and formaldehyde glue. A quick inquiry to the company can also give you the information you need about the finishes used on the wood. Make sure they’re natural, water-based and no or low-VOC (volatile organic compound).
You can also request safer materials at your local furniture store, and they may be able to accommodate your needs by sourcing flame retardant-free materials and non-toxic glues and finishes.
Safe Furniture + Mattress Guide
Our amazingly large list of finds includes furniture with no or low-VOC finishes and glues, and no formaldehyde or flame retardants. Most of these manufacturers also use sustainable, eco-friendly and natural or recycled materials in their products.
Safe Furniture Manufacturers
These companies are committed to providing furniture that meets our safe furniture standards, so you can purchase any of their products with peace of mind.
- West Elm
- Cisco Home
- Endicott Home
- Ekla Home
- Eco Balanza
- Eco Select
- Bean Products
- Urban Woods
- The BedWorks of Maine
- Green Sofas
Select Flame Retardant & Formaldehyde-free Furniture Pieces
These companies make only select pieces or lines of furniture that meet our safe furniture standards. It’s important to inquire about the piece you’re interested in to confirm the materials used before purchasing from these manufacturers.
- Viesso – Eco-Friendly line of furniture meets our standards
- Vaughn-Bassett – All solid wood products are acceptable
- The Futon Shop – All solid wood products are acceptable
- Vermont Woods Studios – All solid wood products are acceptable
- Design Within Reach
- Dania/Scandinavian Designs
These manufacturers offer children’s furniture that meets our safe furniture standards.
- Pacific Rim
- Community Playthings
- Kalon Studios
- Angeles – NaturalWood line of furniture meets our standards
These manufacturers provide mattresses free of flame retardants, PVC and VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and many of them are GREENGuard certified and use all organic materials.
- Omi Mattress
- Savvy Rest
- Green Sleep
- The Wool Bed Company
- Naturally Organic
An important piece of information we always include with our mattress recommendations is the mattress wrapping protocol should you need to find an effective way to shield your children from an off-gassing mattress. It’s a fairly simple technique that can make a huge difference in maintaining the delicate health of a child.