What is ‘fast furniture’? Much like fast fashion, fast furniture exists as a means to offer a cheap, trendy product that is quickly produced. Ethically, and environmentally, fast furniture comes at a cost. Keep reading to learn more about the concerns surrounding fast furniture and how Wallaroo’s avoids selling ‘fast’ products.
Fast furniture faces a lot of environmental backlash in a few different ways. One one hand, it’s mass produced, which means it’s poorly made and as a result will break down quickly. While the idea of getting furniture fast and cheap might be appealing to some, you’ll likely end up with junk before too long and will wish you spent a little extra for a better product. On the other hand, there are environmental concerns regarding the materials used. Fast furniture uses a lot of particle board which contains toxins and is also not recyclable due to added materials.
Fast furniture companies offer cheap products because of the low price of manufacturing, but at what cost? Ethically, we see a lot of issues surrounding fast furniture in the way of unsafe working conditions and underpaid labor in factories.
At Wallaroo’s we pride ourselves in offering the best price on high quality furniture and mattresses. You may ask yourselves how we’re able to offer an affordable product without compromising quality or ethics, but Wallaroo’s operates differently than most. We work directly with our manufacturers, so we know exactly what goes into our products and by cutting out the middleman retailer we’re able to keep costs down.
When designing our pieces we thoughtfully consider the materials we use. We use kiln dried hardwood in our furniture frames; this is a better and sturdier option all around than particle board. We also use quality upholsteries such as top-grain leather, microsuede, linen and more on our pieces. We want our furniture to be both durable and comfortable.
In our partnership with King Koil Mattresses, we are proud to offer an all natural line of mattresses. Each King Koil natural mattress is a combination of naturally derived sleep components, advanced foam technologies, and flawless craftsmanship that comforts you, supports you, and contours to your body better than any conventional mattress. The extraordinary quality of the King Koil Natural mattress collection will enhance the quality of your sleep and your daily life. Shop natural mattresses such as the Pacific and the Almond!
Shop your local Wallaroo’s for the best selection of high quality furniture and mattresses. Keep your conscience in mind and choose the responsible option for furniture, stop by and see us, and remember to avoid fast furniture! You can also follow us on Instagram for more info and design inspiration!