We don't want to end up on a sidewalk

Loose Parts strives to do away with traditional, one-size-fits-all furniture by designing around an intuitive and flexible building system. 

80% of furniture ends up in a landfill after its second use. Just like fast fashion, the furniture industry has fallen prey to this cycle of seasonal trends.

By rethinking furniture as a system rather than a stand alone object means you can stay inspired while limiting waste.

In other words, you can update a part rather than throw out the whole thing.

The EPA estimates 10 million tons of furniture will be discarded in landfills this year.
Materials Matter

In order to support a lifetime of assembly and disassembly, we also have to consider the quality and durability of the parts themselves. 

By choosing natural, single origin materials our system supports environmental and human health while also having intrinsic beauty that will patina over time.

Our wood sourcing policy

We are committed to the responsible use of forest resources, including the wood used in our furniture.

It is for that reason we work with our suppliers on an ongoing basis to eliminate wood from unacceptable sources and to progressively increase the amount of responsible wood - wood from certified and recycled/reclaimed sources - procured over time.

Loose Parts recognizes the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as an important tool to promote responsible forest management. We have a preference for sourcing FSC-certified wood whenever possible. However, we understand that lumber certification is a complex issue and therefore prioritize the use of American harvested timber from responsibly managed forests when FSC certification is not available.

Loose Parts is also firmly committed to avoiding wood from unacceptable sources, including:

+ Illegally harvested or traded timber

+ Timber harvested in violation of traditional civil rights

+ Timber harvested from areas in which high conservation values are threatened by poor forest management

+ Timber harvested from areas being converted from forests to plantations or non-forest use

+ Timber from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted

Through this Policy, Loose Parts seeks to set a positive example for our peers and to do our part to protect the world’s forests.

No petroleum here

We used natural latex, horsehair and cotton batting for our upholstered items in lieu of foam.