Mattress maker unveils zero-waste solid wood furniture line
LOS ANGELES — Sustainable mattress specialist Avocado Green has unveiled a line of zero-waste furniture handcrafted from solid beech wood.
Crafted entirely in the company’s woodworking shop in Los Angeles, the Zero Waste collection includes a coffee table, wooden stool, side table, hall table, bench, side table and a vase. The bulk of the collection is made from recycled beech wood – all of which comes from the United States – a material that Avocado says is ideal for making furniture due to its impact resistance. No particleboard or fiberboard is used, and the items use only non-toxic finishing materials.
The collection is part of Avocado’s goal to be the first mattress company to achieve its Zero Waste to Landfill certification by diverting more than 80% of its waste from landfill – and to be one of the most sustainable in the world.
One percent of Avocado’s sales are donated to re:wild, a non-profit organization focused on nature restoration. In 2020, Avocado became the first bedding company to have its landfill waste diversion system rated “validated” by UL. The company has achieved an overall waste diversion rate of 69%.
Robert Dalheim, editor of Case Goods and Global Sourcing, has been writing about the woodworking industry and business news since 2015. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with degrees in journalism and political science. Contact Bobby at [email protected] or by calling (336) 605-3815.