•  Westex Penultima Carpet Choose an eco-friendly carpet

    New carpet is a delight. But it can be an environmental horror when its time comes to die. So are there eco-friendly carpets on the market? And what can you do with a dead one? Kay Hill investigates

  • Richlite is made from recycled paper Eco warriors as well as workhorse worktops

    There's no need to sacrifice good looks and wonderful colour options when choosing environmentally-friendly worktops

  • Japser Morrison cork stools for Vitra Pop a cork: in praise of cork's versatility

    Cork's long been associated with bottle stops and dull flooring. Not any more: it's the eco-friendly, design-friendly material designers can't get enough of for furniture, homewares and decorative accessories

  • Let's hear it for French polish to restore wood furniture French polish: the environmentally-friendly way to restore wood

    Many of us reach for a pot of paint when wooden furniture starts to look tired. Is that because we've forgotten about the noble art of French polishing, which restores wood to its former glories? Abby Trow talks to expert Dan Norris

Accessories

Wooden duck handle and PET fabric umbrella from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

We're being deluged, so carry a brolly in your bag. Such as the Original Duckhead umbrella, made from recycled PET fabric... for eco precipitation protection

use non plastic products in daily living

You're probably on the case, but if you've been too busy to get down to your eco living due diligence, here are some products to consider switching to help reduce the amount of single-use plastic you buy - and so cut your carbon footprint. And get 'em in the post..useful in these interminable covid days

Nat Maks' suminagashi floating ink prints, made in Margate

For abstract art in lovely colours, Nat Maks' prints are unique as she uses the centuries old craft of Suminagashi

Features

 Westex Penultima Carpet

New carpet is a delight. But it can be an environmental horror when its time comes to die. So are there eco-friendly carpets on the market? And what can you do with a dead one? Kay Hill investigates

Richlite is made from recycled paper

There's no need to sacrifice good looks and wonderful colour options when choosing environmentally-friendly worktops

Japser Morrison cork stools for Vitra

Cork's long been associated with bottle stops and dull flooring. Not any more: it's the eco-friendly, design-friendly material designers can't get enough of for furniture, homewares and decorative accessories