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My human purpose is to protect the people and planet that we all love.  Most articles are curated from ACircleHome.com, and I wanted to create a place for people to learn about Green Upholstery.  The goal is to compile the plentiful data generated by NGOs, scholarly publications, and other credible sources into bite size bits that are easy to approach and understand.  By raising our awareness with knowledge, we empower ourselves to protect our homes, make better decisions, and push big box retailers to offer safer products.

Please explore the links in each article and utilize the NGO buying guides as featured.  Soon, you’ll realize Green Upholstery is actually part of the bigger picture in preserving a healthy body and planet.  We’re in this together, and I’m here to help.

Peace and Love, Jen-Lan

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This is an informational site featuring the importance of Green Upholstery in our everyday lives.  From the air we breathe to the water we drink, banned neurotoxins and legal carcinogens known as flame retardants reside in our bodies and home.  All pose a dire long term effect on every living thing on earth.


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My human purpose is to protect the people and planet that we all love.  Most articles are curated from ACircleHome.com, and I wanted to create a place for people to learn about Green Upholstery.  The goal is to compile the plentiful data generated by NGOs, scholarly publications, and other credible sources into bite size bits that are easy to approach and understand.  By raising our awareness with knowledge, we empower ourselves to protect our homes, make better decisions, and push big box retailers to offer safer products.

Please explore the links in each article and utilize the NGO buying guides as featured.  Soon, you’ll realize Green Upholstery is actually part of the bigger picture in preserving a healthy body and planet.  We’re in this together, and I’m here to help.

Peace and Love, Jen-Lan


FOUR CHARACTERISTICS OF GREEN UPHOLSTERY

General introduction to Green Upholstery.

"Flame retardants are chemicals that are supposed to slow ignition and prevent fires. They are used to meet flammability regulations. Flame retardants of concern include organohalogen and organophosphate chemicals such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and chlorinated tris (TDCPP)." (SixClasses.org)

EPA summarized animal studies of various commercial mixtures and individual congers which suggested potential concerns about liver toxicity, thyroid toxicity, developmental toxicity, and developmental neurotoxicity...  These findings and the presence of PBDEs in house dust and breast mild raise particular concerns about potential risks to children.” 

WHAT IS TB117-2013?

Consumers: Although the new standard can be met without flame retardants, it does NOT ban their use.  Consumers can look for a TB117-2013 tag on furniture, and verify with retailers that products do not contain flame retardants.” (Home Furnishings Association, myhfa.org)

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"Was the furniture made in or before 1975?" (GreenSciencePolicy.Org)

NATURAL RUBBER LATEX FOAM vs. CONVENTIONAL FOAM

The real difference beyond the cushion.

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From cosmetics to water filters, and from sea food to lightbulbs, EWG.Org has us covered!

THE TRUTH INSIDE YOUR FURNITURE

What's accumulated and hiding in your couch?

UNDERSTANDING PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE

WHY NON-PETROLEUM MATTERS

Our dependence on petroleum products threaten our health, lives, and earth.

THE COST OF GREEN UPHOLSTERY

How to quantify the value of Green Upholstery.

PLANT POWERED UPHOLSTERY: OUR FAVE RAW MATERIALS

A closer look at the plant origins and how they make upholstery green.

FLAME RETARDANTS ARE STILL A PART OF EVERYDAY LIFE

Same story, different day.

THE DIFFERENCE A GOOD SEAT MAKES

What part about the plopping dictates the most comfortable seat?  

CLEAN BETTER MORE EASILY

How I reduce fuming and dust  in my own home.

NATURAL VS. SYNTHETIC FABRICS

Which fabric is most earth friendly? 

THE CHAIR RESTORATION PROCESS: Part Two, Green Upholstery

Explore fabric and cushion layers not usually seen underneath the final outer fabric.

ELEPHANTS AND GREEN UPHOLSTERY

Your couch really can effect the survival of elephants in a different country. 

THE POWER OF A SMALL REPAIR

Sometimes the smallest thing makes all the difference.

PLASTICS IN YOUR COUCH

Plastic materials hang around way longer than you think.

THE CHAIR RESTORATION PROCESS: Part One, The Frame

Strip and repair the frame, then refinish the wood.

YOUR GUIDE TO HEALTHY CLEANING PRODUCTS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Reduce your exposure to household toxins with these natural alternatives.

THE BIG BIGGER PICTURE OF RECYCLING

The global journey of recyclables beyond the curbside. 

PURCHASE CUSTOM CUT NATURAL LATEX FOAM

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Green Upholstery is part of the big, bigger picture of our health and planet.