9 Eco-Friendly Couches For A Sustainable Living Room

The Best Sustainable Sofas

Whether you’re working from home (and skipping the desk for the day) or just kicking back for an evening of Netflix, your couch is a major player in your comfort. And second only to our kitchens, living rooms are a key place for connecting with the people we share our homes with—roommates, partners, kids, and pets included.

We’ve rounded up our favorite sofas and couches, made by sustainable furniture brands with eco-friendly practices, natural and organic fabrics, and ethical manufacturing. Many of these furniture brands also offer sectionals, coffee tables, ottomans and more.

And while you’re shopping for a new couch, why not add a nontoxic rug or wall art? (You can even upgrade your sleep situation with one of these organic and eco-friendly mattresses.)

*Article updated August 2022

1. Floyd Home

Standout Ethic | Sustainability pledge by 2025
Our Pick | The Three-Seater Sofa ($1,575)
Price Range | $1,575–$2,575

Designed in Michigan and manufactured across the US, Floyd Home crafts furniture you’ll want to cancel plans to spend time in. In addition to focusing on longevity and affordability, the team also has a 2025 Sustainability Plan in place which ensures that 70 percent of its material comes from recycled or renewable sources and that 100 percent FSC certified wood is used across all products. Available in the contiguous US, “The Sofa,” “The Sectional,” and their associated add-ons are made with top-grade birchwood and indulgent cushions you’ll love to sink into. Monthly financing is available via Affirm.

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2. Burrow

Standout Ethic | Sustainably sourced hardwood & upcycled fabrics
Our Pick | Nomad Velvet Loveseat + Ottoman ($1,690)
Price Range | $835–$3,590

Looking for a sofa that’s equal parts comfortable, made in the USA, and flexible for your space? Look no further than Burrow’s line of seating. Each sofa, loveseat, and sectional is handcrafted from responsibly sourced hardwood and upcycled stain-resistant fabrics. Shipped to you in recycled packaging, each item is modular and can be easily assembled or arranged. With fast, free shipping on all orders (currently US only), a new Burrow couch will show up at your door within a few weeks flat. Financing options are available.

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3. Sabai

Standout Ethic | Secondhand Shop
Our Pick | Essential Sectional ($1,845)
Price Range | $

The Sabai team takes pride in crafting furniture to be cozy, conscious, and convenient. The popular Essential Sofas and Sectionals are responsibly made in North Carolina using natural fibers, FSC Certified wood, and recycled water bottles. You can customize your sofa in any number of ways including color, fabric, and wood and it’ll arrive to you in no time with simple directions for assembly (and shipping is carbon-neutral!). Best of all, Sabai accepts gently used pieces to reupholster and finish to sell as discounted prices, sustainably keeping furniture out of landfills. Financing available and ships nationwide within the US.

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4. Etsy

Standout Ethic | Certified B Corp
Our Pick | Urban Americana Furniture
Price Range | Varies by seller

For secondhand or vintage options, we love Etsy’s marketplace. This certified B Corp features couches from all over the world, including antique velvet sofas, Moroccan-inspired floor seats, or reupholstered chairs. Like all purchases on Etsy, the team offsets 100 percent of carbon emissions from shipping, so even international purchases can feel a little more sustainable.

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5. West Elm

Standout Ethic | Fair trade practices
Our Pick | Harmony Sofa ($1,499+)
Price Range | $649–$6,100

Beloved by interior designers and eco-friendly advocates alike, West Elm offers fair trade and sustainable collections, including sofas and sectionals handcrafted in the USA. Using FSC certified wood and natural materials whenever possible, most pieces are customized to your preferences including configuration, fabric, and fill—and many are futons or sleeper sets for multi-use. Available for delivery to over 90 countries, there are options for every kind of space from a one-bedroom studio to an expansive living room.

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6. Joybird 

Standout Ethic | Plants trees with every order
Our Pick | Daya Modular Sofa ($4,565)
Price Range | $689–$4,900

Joybird’s line of mid-century modern sofas, sectionals, and chairs are as customizable as they are responsibly sourced. Made ethically in Mexico, where employees receive fair wages and a safe working environment, each piece is made with responsibly sourced wood and is paired with 100 percent hypoallergenic fibers or eco-friendly foam. And for every order, Joybird helps plant more trees than what was used in manufacturing your piece. Currently, Joybird ships to the continental US and payment plans are available.

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7. From the Source

Standout Ethic | Vertically integrated company
Our Pick | 3-Piece Arch Sectional ($7,285)
Price Range | $2,295–$7,575

For dreamy velvet sofas, circular couches, or mixed-modular sectionals, we’re eyeing From the Source. As a completely vertical company, all its products are sourced, dried, and manufactured in Indonesia, with soft goods from sustainable vendor Gus Modern. Employees here use the same production methods previous generations used to turn sustainably sourced woods and eco-friendly materials (like synthetic down sourced from recycled PET plastic) into the custom couch you’ve always wanted. From the Source has a showroom in New York City, ships domestically, and can fulfill custom orders.

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8. Maiden Home 

Standout Ethic | Handmade to order in the USA
Our Pick | The Warren ($2,700)
Price Range | $2,025–$3,925

When it comes to purchasing furniture for a forever home, Maiden Home’s heritage-quality pieces instantly come to mind. Since the sofas and couches are handmade to order in North Carolina, you can customize your furniture with your preference of woods, upholstery, and sizes. The brand sources eco-friendly materials whenever possible, and all their hardwoods meet the Sustainable Forestry Initiative standards for responsible sourcing. And—what we love most perhaps—Maiden Home furniture is made with CertiPUR-US® certified foam cores, and without flame retardants, formaldehyde, or other harmful chemicals. Financing through Affirm is available.

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9. Folke

Standout Ethic | Each piece built-to-order
Our Pick | Cambria
Price Range | Custom pricing

Made start to finish in the same building out of Los Angeles, Folke is dedicated to both function and form. Every single piece is made-to-order using natural materials, meaning you’re more likely to keep it over time and the team’s less likely to create waste. Inspired by Scandinavian design and quality, you can find a number of sofa, sectional, and chair options that are yours to personalize. And if you’re interested and international, you’re in luck: Folke offers quotes for worldwide delivery.

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