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ECO FURNITURE THAT LEAVES A LEGACY WITHOUT LEAVING A MARK

Sustainable Furniture That Thinks About the Future

In a time where we have a generation of consumers and destroyers, where we waste without a second thought and where we take rather than give, we’ve decided to redefine our generation and leave behind a cleaner legacy with eco furniture. 

We work with the long-term vision of sustainability in mind. From conception to manufacture, we live out our passion for the environment through crafting sustainable furniture. We do this by making furniture that celebrates natural life from hand to home.  

OUR HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE

  • Utilises almost every part of the tree. 
  • Is employment-friendly. 
  • Uses alien invasive woods to speed up their removal in indigenous environments. 
  • Finds a purpose for every single offcut (see our Smalls Range).

PARTNERING WITH THE WORKING FOR WATER PROGRAMME (WFW)

We have joined forces with the Working for Water Programme, an initiative of the Western Cape Government that seeks to tackle the issue of alien invasive trees and their destruction of local environments and water reserves. 

Just over the past 5 years, the WfW team has already cleared up 500 hectares of alien vegetation and has freed up 1.9 billion liters of water per year! It has also sparked the creation of more than 230 000 jobs.   

We, at Homewood aim to sustain this excellent initiative by purchasing alien invasive biomass from it and turning it into one-of-a-kind, artisanal furniture pieces. By using alien-invasive wood to handcraft our eco furniture, we get to give back to the earth by freeing up local waterways and give back to people by creating both short-term and long-term employment opportunities. 

You can choose to have your furniture made the conscious way and have any of our ranges, indoor furniture, outdoor furniture or custom pieces made from local alien invasive timbers. 

sustainable furniture projects | the kotini range

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

WOULD YOU LIKE US TO HELP YOU MAKE YOUR OWN UNIQUE RANGE OF ECO FURNITURE? BECOME A CREATIVE PARTNER AND LET US MAKE YOUR VISION A REALITY.

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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