- NCW Editor
3 Eco-Friendly Products You Should Own for your Home 2018
Below is a list of winners from the 2018 Eco Excellence Awards in the Home category. They have all showcased excellence in a form of sustainability, safety, social responsibility, and health and wellness. For the full list of our 2018 Eco Excellence Winners please refer to this page.
Eco-Mattress - Nest Bedding
The Nest Bedding® Love & Sleep Mattress® is Greenguard Gold Certified, providing individuals and families across the country with a healthier sleep solution. GREENGUARD Certified products aid in the creation of healthier indoor environments and release fewer pollutants that can contribute to health issues. The program requires that products meet rigorous standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor environments. To receive the certification, the Love & Sleep mattress was tested for formaldehyde and over 300 other VOCs. Check it out at https://www.nestbedding.com/
Why we love it: Beyond the Greenguard certification and safety aspects, this mattress is just a good mattress. It takes a minute to setup, has great options for firmness, great spine support, and you won't notice when your partner gets in or out of bed in the night.
Furniture - EcoBalanza
Aimée Robinson founded EcoBalanza in 2009 to fulfill a very important mission: to create upholstered furniture with integrity, furniture that is safe for homes and workplaces, and socially and environmentally responsible. Every upholstered furniture piece handcrafted by EcoBalanza in Seattle is exclusively built with natural, non-toxic and organic-certified materials. Over the past decade, Aimée Robinson has forged relationships with each player in the supply chain. She sources natural and eco-friendly materials from committed producers - organic wool from local family owned sheep farms, wood for frames certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), GOLS-certified organic natural Dunlop latex for cushions’ filling, USDA organic cotton batting, non-toxic finishes, and certified upholstery fabrics. Check it out here https://www.ecobalanza.com/
Why we love it: With a commitment to the health and well-being of its customers as well as their workers, EcoBalanza is a mission-based company that strives to replace every chemically-polluting sofa or armchair with a non-toxic one. Every EcoBalanza piece, handcrafted with heirloom quality craftsmanship, is built and warranted to last a lifetime —rather than the 5-7 years industry standard— keeping it in the home and out of a landfill.
Accessories - Blanco Empressa Faucet Collection
Inspired by BLANCO’s German heritage and featuring four versatile models, each water-saving faucet in the EMPRESSA collection boasts a stunning silhouette modeled after the shape of vintage wine presses found across Europe. Embodying classic elements and modern refinements, the EMPRESSA collection offers exclusive features such as a pull-down spray on a bridge faucet, which eliminates the need for a side spray element. The EMPRESSA Collection debuts two exciting new finishes, Polished Nickel and Oil Rubbed Bronze. It also comes in Stainless Finish or Polished Chrome. EMPRESSA features four versatile models including: Semi-Professional, Pull-Down, Bridge and Bar. A matching soap dispenser is also available. Check it out here https://www.blanco-germany.com/en_us/en_us/faucets/styles/overview.html
Why we love it: Completely versatile, water saving faucet that will capture attention in any kitchen. Straight from European heritage, German-built so you know you can trust the quality.