KoverRoos’ mission since launching in 1994 has been to provide consumers with an eco-friendly outdoor furniture cover option in a market where few exist. Now they’ve joined the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) to network with like-minded changemakers who can help push the industry forward and raise sustainability standards.
The decision to join SFC is one of the many steps KoverRoos has taken to expand their sustainability program. “Sustainability has always been integral to the company, and we are excited to be joining a coalition of other trailblazing manufacturers, retailers and designers who are all dedicated to the triple bottom line: planet, people and profits,” says Ryan Barlow, managing director of KoverRoos.
While some in the industry use toxic PVC/vinyl for outdoor furniture covers, KoverRoos uses 100% recyclable materials (LDPE and HDPE) that are more durable, breathable and stronger than their vinyl counterparts. KoverRoos covers come with a seven to 10 year warranty depending on the fabric line.
SFC and its members realize the world is experiencing dangerous global climate change, and that environmental pollutants are harming our health. To combat these issues, SFC “strives to take immediate steps in minimizing carbon emissions, reducing other pollutants, and removing unsustainable materials and harmful chemical inputs from all furnishings product platforms.”
For more information visit koverroos.com or sustainablefurnishings.org.
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