Summer has arrived! For those of us who have access to a balcony, rooftop, or garden, it’s time to spruce up our outdoor spaces with eco-friendly furniture. If you’re a morning person, a few staple pieces can transform your outdoor space to a personal sanctuary where you can enjoy your morning (sustainably sourced) coffee, meditate, journal and set your intentions for the day ahead.
If you work from home and get fatigued from looking at your computer screen all day, what’s a better way to take a break by stepping outside and laying on your hammock for fifteen minutes. You can also get your daily dose of vitamin D (be sure to wear reef-safe sunscreen) while you’re at it! If you’re a social butterfly, outdoor furniture can help you create a relaxing social hub where your friends and family can gather on a warm summer’s day to kickback with some Corona (the beers of course) and lime, and enjoy the sun set against Hong Kong’s stunning skyline.
Our Top 8 Picks
Check out Yellow Leaf Hammocks, whose eco-friendly hammocks are guaranteed to elevate your relaxation. If the Shark Tank judges love these hammocks, so will you! Not only does the company ship to Hong Kong, they are firmly committed to sustainability and making a positive impact: Yellow Leaf has created numerous jobs for mothers in Thailand, empowering these women and their families to break out of the cycle of extreme poverty.
Take a look at Hong-Kong based TREE for timeless, sturdy and sustainably sourced eco-wood furniture that will suit every outdoor space, style, and need. We love that TREE further supports the environment by partnering with Trees4Trees, and has planted over 77,800 new trees to date!
Visit Hong Kong based Green Dot Home, whose mission is to renew and upcycle sued furniture and homeware. The company also runs a furniture donation program and makes regular furniture donations to less privileged families.
Check out Jaxx Bean Bags, which has repurposed over 1 million pounds of foam trim to create upcycled micro-cushions used as cushy fill for their outdoor bean bags lounge chairs. The company also packages their bean bags using a game-changing vacuum compression process that removes 90% of the air from the Bean Bags.
Shop Jaxx Bean Bags at Inmod, which ships to Hong Kong.
Find chic and colorful outdoor chairs and tables at Bend Goods, whose collection is made from recyclable iron, and is packaged in a way to minimize the company’s carbon footprint/
Shop Bend Goods outdoor collection at Abc Home, which ships to Hong Kong.
Shop for bistro chairs, outdoor tables and beanbags, garden parasols, outdoor lights and carpets at Fatboy’s products, which is committed to using fabrics that are Oeko-tex certified (meaning that their textiles, from yarns to the finished product, are made under sustainable conditions and have been tested for harmful substances), and using recycled materials as much as possible.
Shop Fatboy’s outdoor furniture collection at Inmod, which ships to Hong Kong.
Shop Zuo Modern’s aesthetically pleasing outdoor collection of chairs and tables, all made entirely of organic, sustainable and water-resistant materials.
Shop Zuo Modern’s outdoor collection at Inmod, which ships to Hong Kong.
Keep your eyes peeled on Yardbird. The founders, an American couple who moved to Hong Kong in 2014, spent their weekends exploring beaches off the South China and found the water and shores littered with waste. This inspired the couple to spend up to three years collecting plastic on beaches across Southeast Asia. Yardbird’s high quality outdoor furniture–– including dining sets and outdoor ottomans–– is made entirely from recycled ocean plastic. Even better, Yardbird’s furniture is 100% recyclable. Although the company currently doesn’t ship to Hong Kong, there are plans for the founders to return to their roots and do so in the near future.