Can You Buy New Furniture And Be Green?
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A "chair bodger" in the woods Sami looked at this issue last year , but Lucy Siegle addresses the question in the Guardian and concludes that antiques are green. She quotes the website of the same name: The chair parts were made by craftsmen who lived in the woods where the materials came from. The turnings were produced on treadle-operated lathes, then parts were taken on foot to a local workshop to be assembled. From there the completed chairs would be distributed around the country by horse and cart or waterways. The chair saw a hard use but is still around today. What a green product and what a life cycle! ... Read the full story on TreeHugger