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Taking a Seat For Sustainability

Sustainable Furniture That Thinks About the Future

We work with the long-term vision of sustainability in mind. From conception through to manufacture, we live out our passion for the environment.

OUR HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE

  • Utilises almost every part of the tree.
  • Is employment-friendly.
  • Uses an energy-efficient manufacturing technique called Steam Bending.
  • Uses alien invasive woods to speed up their removal in indigenous environments.

We never waste anything and find a purpose for every single offcut (see our Smalls)! 

Partnering with the Department of Environment

We work alongside appropriate governmental departments and organisations in all our projects to ensure that we create sustainable furniture. We do this by utilising alien invasive species to craft our furniture and thus fuel the demand for their removal in indigenous environments. As a result, we can help restore much-needed balance to sensitive environments that display rich biodiversity.

sustainable projects | the ilanga chair

We Value People Over Machines

Our furniture is handcrafted at our Lidgetton factory, where we only employ locally. We believe in training and upskilling our staff, and in constantly reassessing our manufacturing methods to work with improved efficiency and lowered overheads so that we can pay fair wages.

Natural exploitation of our natural resources is done by those greedy few who employ machines rather than people, who mass produce furniture and cut all kinds of corners (including sourcing wood as cheaply as possible – from the darkest regions of the globe where it’s easy to pillage and destroy) all in the name of profit and global dominance.

So, our love of the environment starts with us the employees of Homewood. All of us enjoy the outdoors and it’s this that creates the desire to protect it … I think.”

Ian Perry

homewood founder and director

Our TECHNIQUE

We use an ancient wood crafting technique called steam bending, which is energy efficient and produces less waste in the way of wood offcuts (curved sections which typically require separate sections of wood, only require one section with steam bending).

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