Eco Décor & Green Washing.

By Sheila Doris, BAA, ARIDO. S.I.Design

Let’s talk about Eco Friendly Décor. ”Green” is the direction of  every-thing new, but how do you know how green a product or material really is?

Many merchants recognize that “green” is desirable and that customers may pay a little more for “green” products. Often décor items are advertised as green that are not in any way certified or ecofriendly. This practice is known as greenwashing.

Ecologo Environmental Choice logoNot all Eco or Green products are alike, or even in fact very environmentally helpful.

For example a “green” material processed with a toxic finish is not really green.

Materials manufactured in North America and Europe are rated and certified by agencies monitoring methods of harvest and production.

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