We've all heard about the perils of fast fashion and its harmful effects on the environment. But did you know that fast furniture, the cheaper and lower quality furnishings that have proliferated in recent years, is just as damaging to the planet? In our pursuit of affordable and stylish furniture, we've created an industry that generates tons of waste and depletes our natural resources.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans threw out over 12 million tons of furniture in 2018 (up from 2.2 million in 1960) and 80% of it ended up in landfills.
It's time to shift our focus towards sustainable and durable alternatives. That's where Plush + Oak comes in, offering high-quality salon beds that are not only a sound financial investment, but also a responsible choice for our planet.
Why Do Salons Need High Quality Furniture?
Salons are one of the highest traffic retail spaces in the service industry, second only to restaurants that are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Salons that are open full days almost never have empty furniture with clients constantly in and out of each of piece. Think about how much more traffic salon furniture sees than say, your sofa at home that you sit on for 3-4 hours in the evening or a dining chair you use for a maximum of 2 hours a day. Salon furniture gets 4-5x the wear compared to home furniture, and with that said, needs to be structurally sound at every level.
The Hidden Costs of Fast Furniture:
The fast furniture industry relies on a business model that favors low costs and high turnover. The result is an influx of poorly constructed, disposable furnishings that break down within a year or two. This constant cycle of buying, discarding, and replacing furniture contributes significantly to deforestation, landfill waste, and carbon emissions, thereby exacerbating climate change.
The Plush + Oak Difference: Invest in Quality and Sustainability:
Plush + Oak believes in the importance of providing high-quality, long-lasting furniture, without compromising on style or comfort. By investing in a Plush + Oak bed, you're not only making a smart financial decision, but also taking a stand against the environmental degradation caused by fast furniture.
Top-Notch Materials and Craftsmanship:
Each Plush + Oak bed is crafted with the utmost attention to detail, using the finest materials available. Our expert craftsmen utilize top-quality framing, webbing, and suspension systems to ensure your bed is structurally sound and built to last. We use top industrial-grade commercial foam to provide optimal comfort and support, while our material coverings are sourced from the most durable fabrics designed to withstand even the heaviest traffic settings.
Longevity and Value:
By investing in a Plush + Oak bed, you're making a commitment to quality that will pay off for years to come. Our beds and furniture are built in North America, to withstand the test of time, ensuring that you won't have to replace them for years to come. Moreover, our beds are designed with timeless elegance, ensuring that they remain stylish and relevant even as trends change. In the long run, investing in Plush + Oak will save you money while also reducing your environmental footprint.
The environmental impact of fast furniture is a problem that can no longer be ignored. By choosing Plush + Oak beds, you are investing in a high-quality, durable, and sustainable alternative that will not only provide you with comfort and style, but also help reduce your carbon footprint. It's time to break the fast furniture cycle and embrace a more responsible, eco-friendly approach to furnishing our homes. Choose Plush + Oak and invest in a better, greener future.