Outer outdoor furniture is sustainably-made and gorgeous to look at. The materials are also tough and long-lasting. To top it all off, the design is a blueprint for a sustainable future in furniture.
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Outer furniture is made with OuterShell fabric, a patented durable material made out of 100% recycled materials. It rolls out over the cushions to provide protection against daily weather, dirt and debris.
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Furthermore, furniture here is constructed with items like all-weather wicker, teak and aluminum. The all-weather wicker is handmade and built over a steel frame while the frames are hand-welded. A master welder assembles each item using synthetic wicker. It’s a proprietary material made with polyethylene, a material that is completely recyclable.
On the other hand, the teak is part of a sustainability program. For each teak tree harvested, three new saplings are planted. Just one teak tree can absorb 10 kilograms of carbon every single year. So each new tree that is planted is one more step toward saving the Earth. It is also responsibly-sourced.
Additionally, the entire teak collection from Outer is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. This is the leading international authority on sustainable forest management. The certification guarantees the teak wood is harvested from sustainably managed forests.
Outer also focuses on taking a sustainable approach through every single phase of manufacturing and shipping. First, durable materials are carefully selected. Materials are repurposed and everything is easy to recycle.
Moreover, all the fabric is a durable woven yard that is resistant to UV light and color fading. It also will not create dye runoff that ends up in the water supply. There’s a nano-coating on the material, making it resistant to stains and water and easy to clean. Best of all, it’s completely recyclable.
Complete your outdoor furniture set with a rug made from recycled PET (polyethylene terephthalate) fibers. PET is used to make plastic bottles and a bunch of other single-use items that are creating huge environmental problems. Instead of filling up the ocean, this plastic becomes new rugs. Thanks to the way they’re made, these rugs are resistant to stains and fading.
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