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Made in Los Angeles, our new Rustic Wood Collection is hand made using reclaimed wood sourced from local, vintage buildings slated to be torn down and with safe, water based materials. Our spring 2017 collection includes headboardsper...

Made in Los Angeles, our new Rustic Wood Collection is hand made using reclaimed wood sourced from local, vintage buildings slated to be torn down and with safe, water based materials. Our spring 2017 collection includes headboardspersonalized nursery pillows, bedframes and nightstands in four rustic finishes that suite both classic to modern design, and everything in between. We hand picked the finishes to sit perfectly with our bedding (swatches are available to order upon request.) Below, a Q A with craftsman and founder of the company that makes Coyuchi’s furniture by hand, Trevor Webb.

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A: With virtually all furniture production moving to countries where there has been very little regulation over labor, pollution and toxic finishes and the continued, massive deforestation of the world’s rainforests, we knew there was a perfect opportunity to make furniture the right way. We learned that construction wood waste constitutes 28% of the waste stream in California so there is no shortage of lumber, we just need to tap into it.

A: Everything that you would take for granted to supply your production does not exist. Pioneering supply chains for reclaimed wood, developing non toxic stains and zero VOC finishes and educating your customers about the difference.

A: The same challenges have become the most exciting part. We love making new discoveries and new products, new ways.

A: Sometimes it is a load of timber that we bring in with a particular grain color or an iconic design that needs to be reimagined in rustic reclaimed wood to give it a modern feel.

A: I have developed relationships with many construction companies who call me when they are scheduling an interesting tear-down. They see the beauty of the vintage timber and can’t wait to give it a new life to avoid the land-fill.

A: The sound stages at Warner Brothers Studios where The Wizard of Oz was filmed.

A: I am more leary of green and natural claims that are made by companies. I understand how much effort goes into making a high quality sustainable product and I appreciate a good one when I find it.

A: We have spent so much time developing our materials and processes for manufacturing sustainable furniture that I would like to continue to grow by penetrating new markets with our products. We are like a design house for new products and designs that are sustainably made and can out perform anything that is currently made conventionally.

A: Look at the material used and think about whether it is really made in a sustainable way.Who physically makes it? How much energy goes into the process and transportation? How long will it last? Will it improve my life? Is it recyclable?

A: We are very excited and proud to be working with Coyuchi because we are like minded companies with similar values and visions. The most important advice is to care. Care about your health, our environment and other people. Caring helps you make good choices, gets you up in the morning and makes good things happen. Care and be happy!

(Above: Trevor &; Anne, owners and designers or our partnering furniture factory in L.A.)

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