YOUR GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS AND DECOR DECISIONS FOR YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE

A table with six chairs.

THE DRIFT

Pro tip: Decorating sustainably can be beautiful, functional, and easy. From choosing sustainable materials to supporting ethical manufacturing processes, read on for a breakdown of creating an outdoor space that embraces sustainability. Here’s the drift:

  • • Thanks to a reputation as a durable, long-lasting outdoor material, teak is a popular choice for outdoor furniture. Make sure to choose sustainably sourced teak wood, which is beautiful, durable, and made to last generations.
  • • Also pay attention to manufacturing techniques; sustainably sourced teak prioritizes Agroforestry, allowing locals to farm other crops and learn the skills needed to build high-quality teak furniture, giving them a sustainable industry and wage.
  • • Look for outdoor furniture made from recycled, sustainable materials. POLYWOOD® lumber, which is incredibly durable and made from ocean-bound and landfill-bound plastic.
  • • One of the best ways to decorate sustainably is to maintain the longevity of existing furniture and decor. Extend the life of sustainable materials with the proper maintenance and care.
A lounger and a chair by a pool.

SUSTAINABLE TEAK

If sourced and produced correctly, teak is a great option for sustainable outdoor decor. Sustainably sourced teak comes from facilities in Indonesia under the jurisdiction of Perum Perhutani, a state-owned enterprise responsible for the oversight of teak production. Sustainable teak outdoor furniture is made by local Indonesian workers using time-tested methods and Grade-A, responsibly harvested plantation teak. The result is a win for everyone: sustainable materials, and furniture that’s beautiful, durable, and made to last for generations.

A large modular sofa.

RECYCLED MATERIALS

When decorating your outdoor space, it’s also easy to find beautiful, durable furniture made from recycled plastics like POLYWOOD® lumber, which is made from ocean-bound and landfill-bound plastic. These sustainable materials are not only environmentally friendly, but they’re also incredibly durable and weather-resistant, making them ideal for open-air environments.

A teak chair.

MAINTAIN WHAT YOU HAVE

One of the best ways to decorate sustainably is to maintain the longevity of existing furniture and decor. Invest in the right maintenance and care tools to prolong the life and look of sustainable decor. Use protective covers when furniture isn’t in use and periodically clean with and treat your outdoor pieces with solutions specifically made for the outdoors.

Two loungers in front of a beach.

THE BEAUTY OF SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

For AuthenTEAK, beautiful living goes deeper than just aesthetics. We’re proud to carry a curated selection of designer furniture that’s crafted with sustainable materials. From recycled, mindfully sourced materials to ethical manufacturing processes, the beauty of sustainable decor extends far beyond the backyard, improving the lives of people and places across the globe. We hope you’ll join us in embracing the beauty of the outdoors—in the havens we create and the choices we make.