There are countless options to consider when it comes to buying furniture. Most people begin their search with the basics in mind, style, comfort, and cost.
But, have you considered where your furniture is made? Or, what it is made out of? You may be familiar with the term- you get what you pay for. A lower price tag may indicate a poorly constructed piece of furniture or cheap materials. Fortunately, there seems to be a growing number of consumers that are concerned about what’s inside the products they’re bringing into their homes. And, the smart shoppers are looking for that American made label.
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In the recent past, many furniture companies have moved their factories overseas due to labor costs. However, if you know where to look there is still plenty of manufacturing right here in America. I think American made furniture gives us all a sense of pride because of the many benefits that come from purchasing locally. A few key benefits include keeping jobs in the US as well as better quality products, and improved sustainability.
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Searching for American made furniture can be a little overwhelming. So we’ve created a list of some of our go-to vendors.
By far, this is one of our favorite upholstery manufacturers. Robin Bruce is made right in Virginia and is often referred to as “a value discovery among the design community.” We love that their pieces are designed with the perfect blend of classic and contemporary touches.
On top of their great styles, they are also eco-friendly. They use green materials such as eco-wood and soy foam cushion cores. In addition, they offer a variety of imported and domestic fabrics to choose from allowing you to create a completely eco-friendly piece of furniture. If you’re in the market for a new sofa or chair be sure to check them out! You can search right on their website for a retailer near you.
If you’ve been searching for the perfect occasional table that is both functional and beautiful then look no further! Charleston Forge is a family owned business based in North Carolina. They specialize in creating beautiful hand craft wrought iron furniture. They have plenty of pieces to choose from including desks, coffee tables, dining tables, chairs, and benches. Each piece is truly beautiful and “designed to be used – not pampered”.
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Simmons, based out of Georgia, is a leading mattress manufacturer in the United States. If you’ve shopped for mattresses before, I’m sure you’ve come across their flagship brand Beautyrest. We always recommend their mattresses for many reasons, one being they have a CertiPUR certification. This guarantees the foams are low-VOC and free from fire retardants, lead, mercury, formaldehyde and other potentially harmful materials. You lay your head on your mattress for 8 hours a night! You’ll thank yourself later for being conscientious about what chemicals you’re breathing in!
You’ve probably come across this brand in many of your local furniture stores without even realizing it. Vaughn Bassett is the largest wood bedroom company in the United States. Based out of Virgina, they take pride in creating quality bedroom furniture from locally harvested woods. On top of the construction, we’re sure you’ll love how affordable each piece is!
Harden furniture is made in New York and has been family owned since 1844. They strive to create quality pieces that began with American grown lumbar right from their own sustainable forests. Since they have a piece for each room in your home, they truly are a one stop shop!
A well-known furniture company frequently seen on HGTV. They have locations all over the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Basset Furniture has 2 factories right in Virgina. One of those factories takes imported furniture parts and constructs and finishes them with American craftsmanship.
They also have a “Bench-Made” factory that consists of one hundred percent handcrafted American made furniture. You can find Bench-Made wood products for your living room, dining room, and bedroom. Each piece of furniture made to order and is handmade from maple leaf lumber. In addition, there are over 15 custom finish options to choose from.
These are only some of the USA furniture brands out there, there are plenty more that we didn’t cover in this post. Next time you’re out shopping for furniture, make sure you ask which pieces were crafted locally!