Businesses Providing sustainable and Low Impact Interior products
The South East has long been supporters of ethical business products and www.boktalo.co.uk aims to provide useful information to consumers for where to source these products as well as provide a platform for business enterprise to meet and offer advice, share information and excel in their respective sustainable fields.
Sustainable business is clearly the way forward for UK and global enterprise as a whole. It used to be the way of the New Age and holistic niche markets, with exhibitions and books specialising in alternative lifestyles, however today we see national press relating to eco living with a consumer awareness that is growing daily. This article shows how mainstream these eco ethics are becoming which is something to embrace rather than question. Companies are introducing products such as eco wooden shutters from major UK retailers are embracing these ethical patterns with moves towards lower carbon emissions and greener practice on an increasing basis.
With many industries being quick to embrace sustainable building and production we strive to draw attention to the interiors market within the scope of guidelines provided by industry bodies such as the government building practices website These refer to building practices and we are campaigning for similar standards within interiors and interior architectural practices.
Ways of sourcing green products and green business are fairly slim and new to be fair, we recommend checking out directories which explain more about companies in the area who will provide sustainable resources like this ethical company or if you need sustainable products for babies then try this article here. The people and businesses Brighton and Hove and the South East UK have long campaigned for the introduction of ethical and sustainable products as leaders in alternative lifestyles, however the movement is of course spreading across the planet rapidly. WIth the UK government things are slowly changing and they have also been campaigning publicly about purchasing sustainable products through Buying Standards, read more here . With sustainable production and consumption being essential so it’s high time consumers were made more aware of the impact os specific interior products such as paints, wood for construction, uPVC manufacture, hardware distribution, as well as interior product production.
There are some great companies in Brighton, Hove and London offering a wealth of ethical and sustainable products. With interiors it’s really hard to know exactly what you are buying, how far it has been shipped and what it’s raw materials are. One way to know about wooden products is to use the FSC as a measure of sustainability, with companies using FSC hardwoods performing and renewing plantations in a particular way. Again national papers and press are picking up on local companies who adopt this strategy read more about these here and here
For Londoners the choice is getting much more reasonable with more interior design companies choosing to implement interior products for customers which are sustainable and ethically sourced. Many of these will be physical stores and some will have online presence. Try reading more articles like this which shows how organic and ethical are no longer dirty words within the mainstream vocabulary.
There are a number of factors which can make an individual product and ultimately a company ‘green’ or low impact. We are seeing the gradual introduction of food awareness and sustaianbility on packaging, with airmiles used in the transportation of food stuff to the UK and we at www.boktalo.co.uk believe that this should be introduced within the interiors market and include a number of other efficiency tests. Companies like Checkatrade who monitor feedback on inteior companies will provide some information about interior product suppliers, for example www.shuttersdirect.eu which supplies products within Holland is featured there with some directories providing information relating to companies such as this directory which can give us some indication of sustainability practices of companies, however where do we find information about the standard practices and methods of manufacture and airmiles for these types of interior companies?