The Mindfully Made Wangari Sofa

At TREE, we are committed to source eco-friendly pieces that bring warmth, joy, and a guilt-free conscience to your home. We are proud to offer sophisticated, sustainable, and reclaimed materials that are either FSC™-certified, or sustainably sourced to ensure that our signature collections meet the highest eco-craftsmanship standards.

We are excited to add the Wangari Sofa to our beautiful, sustainable collection here at TREE. We named this timelessly modern sofa ‘Wangari’ in honor of Wangari Maatai. Wangari Maathai was an environmentalism activist, politician, the founder of the Green Belt Movement, and the first African American Nobel Prize Winner.

Historically, the textile industry has been a common contributor to water waste and freshwater pollution. Now, production is shifting to better match growing consumer consciousness and we're eager to play a part in that progress. We love the sustainable values that have gone into the creation of the Wangari. Read more below.

"When we plants trees, we plants the seeds of peace and hope."
- Wangari Maathai

As for the sofa’s eco-chic craftsmanship, water bottles diverted from landfills are creatively repurposed to produce recycled yarn, then woven into its luxurious fabrics.

Wangari's Sustainable Process:

  • Constructed with FSC-certified woods
  • Post-consumer bottles are collected, washed, chopped, melted into chips, then made into yarns
  • The back, seat, and arms are constructed with PET bottle fibers
  • Produced in a North America-based factory that generates more energy via solar power than the factory utilizes
The average number of water bottles diverted with Wangari Sofa styles

We welcome you to experience this sophisticated, eco-chic sofa in our Heritage Gallery today. The billowy cushioning and exaggerated proportions bring fresh European vibes to everyday lounging, with overfilled arms for structure and softness alike. We are excited to add an exceptional piece like this to our TREE collection of eco-chic furniture from the heart.

SHOP WANGARI SOFAS

*each style available in a variety of colors and fabrics*

November 05, 2020 — Cristiana Ventura