It’s been a busy summer at EcoBalanza and we have been hard at work creating the world’s most luxurious non-toxic upholstered furniture one sofa, chair, loveseat, sectional, ottoman and headboard at a time!
While we were working, we also caught the attention of the media which we really appreciate. Here are a few stories about us:
We loved meeting Puget Sound Business Journal staff writer Nuoya Zhou and photographer Anthony Bolante when they visited the studio to interview our founder and CEO, Aimee Robinson for their Women who Lead series.
Anthony’s photographs capture Aimee’s passion and humility and showcase the materials and techniques that go into each piece we create. And, Aimee’s dog, Peanut was excited to make her photographic debut in the Journal too.
We were so honored that Nuoya reached out to James Connelly, International Living Future Institute’s Vice President of Products and Strategic Growth. ILFI is a global network dedicated to creating a healthy future for all.
ILFI created an international sustainable building certification program called the Living Building Challenge in 2006, which requires all materials used to be free of toxins.
“I think (EcoBalanza) as a company really reflects a lot of the values of our organization,” Connelly said, “specifically through the Living Building Challenge.”
Speaking of the Living Future Institute, we were proud to be included in an article they wrote for their TrimTab blog listing ten companies who are creating interior products made with innovative materials that are pushing the limit on healthy products.
Other products featured include Metroflor Corporation’s Aspecta Luxury Vinyl Tile, Mohawk Group’s Lichen Collection, a modular carpet tile product backed by the company’s EcoFlex NXT backing and Armstrong Ceilings’ SUSTAIN™ portfolio of ceiling systems.
EcoCult loves anything local, sustainable, eco-friendly, handmade—when it’s done well. That’s why it was no surprise when the site published their ultimate guide the eco-friendly and ethical furniture. What was a surprise and a delight was that they included EcoBalanza in their round-up of sustainable new furniture.
We couldn’t agree more with writer L. Christina Cobb when she says: “There are not many bigger furniture brands that are really sustainable, but a lot of them that have a diluted or partial commitment to sustainability.”
It was extremely gratifying that EcoCult listed EcoBalanza first as the company most committed to sustainable materials and production methods.
“Eco Balanza: crème de la crème in terms of meeting sustainability criteria and having certifications to prove it. They’re about to become the only furniture company to receive the most stringent certification available.”
The article provides a host of invaluable information whether you are shopping for sustainable and ethical living room, dining room or bedroom furniture.