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‘Wood’ You Rather?

Sustainably made furniture is always on trend, and these three looks prove it.

Presented by Copenhagen February 18, 2020

Copeland Furniture company shows us you can be environmentally savvy while not compromising aesthetic when decorating your home. Having just released its new Linn Collection this past fall, made entirely of upcycled black walnut wood, they are setting the standard among furniture producers in America for creating sustainable products that will stand the test of time in both fashion and construction for a more eco-conscious buyer.

Retro mid-century modern style meets modern engineering in the angular lines of the Linn Collection. Being constructed entirely from reclaimed black walnut creates a rich, one-of-a-kind wooden mosaic.

For someone looking for a more versatile bedroom set, check out the Moduluxe Bedroom line.

It’s a highly configurable set and storage system that can adapt to most spaces and needs. The black walnut used in its construction is responsibly harvested from the American Northern Forest and all finish options are GREENGAURD certified, meaning you’re not breathing in chemical emissions when you lay down to sleep.

With the Moduluxe set, individual pieces can stand alone as stylish contemporary designs or arranged in semi-built-in configuration.

These days it can be a full-time job to make sure the foods we’re consuming contain quality ingredients that are ethically sourced, but I’d bet most people don’t think about if the table they’re eating at was held to those same standards. The Exeter Dining Set will not leave you wondering, because like Copeland’s other products, it has been made with the values of preservation and stewardship in mind.

An impressive mixture of perfectly balanced isometric engineering paired with modern design, the Exeter Dining Collection creates a new fresh feel with its simple straight lines and almost weightless appearance.

Incorporating self-equalizing ball bearing glides and either one or two self-storing butterfly leaves, the Exeter dining room table can be ordered to seat up to twelve.

All these looks and more by Copeland can be found at Copenhagen Imports in South Sarasota—and until March 2, all of its bedroom sets are 30 percent off MSRP. Shop sustainably and feel good about supporting a company whose culture is one of appreciation and respect for our planet, its employees, and you--the consumers.

The Copeland line, found locally at Copenhagen Imports, started as a one-man operation in a small garage and was originally known as T. Copeland & Sons. The initial product was a wooden framed cider press designed for personal and small orchard use—appropriate, being that the company is based in the heart of Vermont, where more than 150 types of apples are grown. As Copeland experimented with new products over the years and expanded from its garage headquarters, they began to capitalize on the growing butcher block furniture craze in the 1970s. Eventually furniture sales outpaced all their other products and now, three generations in, the company is a leading provider of sustainable furniture, made 100 percent in the United States and still in Vermont—but now inside a 75,000 square foot state-of-the-art warehouse.

Inside the warehouse, being “green” is not just a buzzword. From the materials they source to the operation of the plant, the Copeland family values of preservation and stewardship run deep. Stringent ethics and quality practices combine to create beautiful home furnishings with minimal impact to the environment.

Here’s how:

  • Copeland uses sustainably harvested hardwoods form the American Northern Forest, much of which is located within 500 miles of the factory, consuming less energy right off the back in sheer transportation of the raw materials.
  • Only environmentally friendly products are used, from the GREENGAURD-certified varnishes to CertiPUR-US® certified foams, which means no nasty chemicals, ozone depleters, mercury, heavy metals, etc. will end up in your home.
  • In 2016, the company installed 3 acres of solar panels, producing 800,000 kilowatt hours of power per year, covering two-thirds of Copeland’s electricity consumption and offsetting nearly one million pounds of CO2 emissions annually.
  • Copeland creates their own packaging materials and recycle all excess.
  • The facility is heated with wood waste, reducing its consumption of oil.