You can be sure that the materials we use for our upholstery are environmentally friendly and a healthier option for you and your family as we use natural and organic materials that comply with The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 without the use of chemical flame retardants.
Current stringent UK fire safety regulations require all UK furniture manufacturers and upholsterers to comply with fire regulations which has lead to the wide spread use of chemical flame retardants. However, there is evidence that certain flame retardants can off gas and find there way into our bodies with potentially harmful effects on our health. Formaldehyde, found in chemical flame retardants as well as wood preservatives and glues, are known to cause symptoms such as nausea, coughing, allergic reactions and fatigue. According to the World Health Organization, it can cause cancer in humans and animals. Environmental lobbyists are encouraging manufacturers to replace more problematic chemical flame retardants with non-toxic or natural alternatives.
Further more most chemicals flame retardants have been tested on animals as have synthetic dyes, scotch guard, finishers and chemicals used within conventional textiles and furnishing materials.
Our upholstered furniture is handmade in the UK using sustainable materials sourced from the UK, Germany and Scandinavia.
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