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The view through the workshop window (no, really).

Introduction

You won’t find many independent furniture makers these days who do not use the word “sustainable” on a regular basis. This is because most of us tend to use natural materials which are always likely to be more sustainable than plastics, but in order to do the least harm to the planet when purchasing any sort of product, we need to delve a bit deeper than that.
I have tried to clarify my understanding of how furniture makers can be a net positive for the well-being of the planet. The more I look into it, the more I become aware of just how complicated it is, but that is no excuse for not trying, so here is my current understanding of the main environmental issues relating to furniture makers.