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Sustainable Furniture + Home Decor Terms To Know

A comprehensive glossary of sustainable furniture and home decor terms to know. Learn more about Lulu and Georgia's products and sustainability initiatives.

Artisan Handmade

Artisan handmade products are created by skilled local artisans applying traditional and time-honored techniques.


Handcrafted products feature handcraft, labor-intensive practices in their production.

Recycled Material

Products that use recycled materials as all or part of the construction.

Recycled Water

Products that use recycled water in the washing and dyeing process.

Responsibly Sourced Materials

Responsibly sourced materials are grown, collected, and manufactured according to fundamental environmental, social, and ethical accountability benchmarks.

Non-Toxic and Low VOC

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are airborne chemicals that are released during the manufacturing of furniture. Non-toxic and low VOC furniture is scientifically proven to meet some of the most rigorous third-party chemical emissions standards, typically GREENGUARD Certification. These products help reduce indoor air pollution and the risk of chemical exposure while aiding in creating healthier indoor environments.

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Certified

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) provides global standards for all forest management via timber certification. FSC®-Certified products ensure the wood is harvested from responsibly managed, socially beneficial, environmentally conscious, and economically viable forests.

Look for our FSC®-certified products.


OEKO-TEX Certified


The OEKO-TEX certification means the end-product and all its components are not dangerous to humans. Products that carry this label have been tested and proven free of harmful toxins.