Saving the planet one stitch at a time

From electric cars to bamboo toothbrushes, as a society we are becoming more and more dependent on finding new sustainable and eco friendly ways to live.

Here at Terrys we understand the importance of reducing your carbon footprint and finding greener alternatives to decorating your home. Whether its upcycling your old and loved furniture, or choosing sustainably soured cotton materials. Here are 6 hacks that will allow you to revamp your home without doing as much damage to the planet.

 

Use Eco Friendly Fabric

Eco Fabric

Approved by the Better Cotton Initiative, our Eco friendly fabric range aims to improve cotton production for the environment as well as the farmers who produce it.

BCI's highest priority is the large scale transformation of cotton production worldwide so that farmers can gain access to tools and knowledge to improve the environmental, economical and social sustainability of cotton production. 

At Terrys we are proud, of our every growing and extensive eco fabric range, featuring beautiful cotton prints perfect for creating window treatments and accessories. 

Reupholster Old Furniture 

Upholstery Fabric

Thinking of throwing out your used and worn furniture? Well there is no need, recovering or reupholstering your furniture can be a great way of savimg money and ensuring your items don't end up in landfill. So give your existing furniture a new lease of life and transform your sofa or arm chair with one of our beautiful materials.

Another bonus of this, is that you can chose a fabric that is personalised to your décor. So whether you chose to use a statement fabric or a fabric to co-ordinate with other furnishings in your home - choosing to reupholster is a great way of reducing your carbon foot print. 

Pictured is the Habitat fabric in mineral, suitable for upholstery, this fabric looks beautiful when used to create statement pieces in the home.

Get Thermal Curtains

Thermal Curtains

Replacing standard curtains with thermal alternatives is a great way to prevent heat loss in the home and in turn reduce your energy bills for years to come. This simple solution will reduce reduce your energy consumption by keeping your home insulated throughout the cooler months, reducing the constant need for electricity.

Whether you chose to go for affordable ready made curtains, or a made to measure option tailored to your exact measurements, it is completely up to you. Transitioning to thermal does not have to cost the earth, so save the earth and upgrade. 

Pictured are the Matrix thermal curtains in grey, a budget friendly option for keeping the heat in your home. These curtains do not only keep the heat in during colder months but are also useful for keeping rooms cool during the summer and reducing noise. 

Invest In Quality Bedding

Bedding

Bedding is something that you use every day of your life, it doesn't hurt to spend a little more to get something back. Investing in durable and high quality bedding set means that your duvet cover will withstand washes for much longer - not only saving you money in the long run but ensuring last waste for the planet. 

Whether you chose to go for a designer bedding set or a high thread count duvet cover, there are so many options that will last you year in year out. 

The Bianca cotton soft bedding range showcase's 400 thread count luxury bed linen which us designed to last. This bedding collection evokes a sense of wellbeing whilst being breathable and comfortable material to ensure a peaceful nights rest.

Repurpose Items

Fabric

Repurposing items that otherwise would have been thrown out is a great way to reduce the amount of landfill and save money. Using old wood such as pallets and packing crates is a popular way of creating outdoor furniture or otherwise household items such as tables and shelves. 

Simply add a seat pad and cushions to create a super cute a cosy outdoor seating area. Whether you chose to go for a practical waterproof fabric, or a beautiful cotton material - creating your own seating is a great way to ensure a personalised look in your garden.

Pictured is the new groove fabric in denim citrus, which looks amazing when made into a seat pad and when paired with other fabrics from the collection. 

Donate Used Bedding

Bedding

Switching up your décor throughout the year doesn't have to be a sin. Did you know most charities and shelters welcome donations of bed linen? So there is absolutely no harm in changing up your bedding sets all throughout the year as long as you are donating your old to those in need.

Whether you chose to give your pre-loved bedding sets to family and friends, or donate to your local shelter - this is a great way to transform your home from season to season without doing harming the planet. 

So welcome the new season by upgrading your bedding to something fresh and new, it is no hassle to donate your used to someone in need.

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