Our production is taking place in small and medium sized factories mainly in Sweden where the furniture is made with as sustainable components as possible.
Swedish sustainability laws for factories are some of the strictest in the world and we have one of the highest fossil free energy driven productions in the world.
According to us, sustainability is not only a material or a substance, there are several parameters to consider when developing and manufacture a product such as longevity, function, design/timelessness, maintenance, possibility of restoration, recyclability, transports, energy consumption, emissions, not overproducing in large batches, certified woods, factory workers health & salaries, local handcraft, human rights and living standard in country of origin. You can read more about this in our sustainability parameters document.
For us it is important to spend our resources on constantly improve and upgrade all our products in both quality and sustainability. A little bit at a time, rather than doing a few selected investments in expensive certifications that would slow down our sustainability work on other parts.
New water based lacquer with the nordic sustainable mark on snow and frame series
We are constantly working on upgrading the quality on our products also in finding new more sustainable alternatives in materials and surfaces. The processes of testing and searching for a worthy alternative or a new way of making a product right can span over several years.
The past six years we have looked for options in coating with a more sustainable lacquer and have now implemented it at our most sold series SNOW and FRAME. Aiming to add it to other lacquered series in the coming years.
These two series are made in a factory located by one of Sweden’s largest rivers Västerdalälven in the forests of Dalacarlia. The new lacquer is more resilient to stains, such as water, coffee, alcohol, and it doesn’t change over time as acid- or poly-based lacquers do. We are very thrilled about this development and are hoping to implement this in our other factories using coatings in the coming years.
For wood and veneer, we have used Osmo oil wax coatings for over 20 years. These oil waxes have some of the highest sustainability rates and are easy to maintain by the end consumer.
FSC MARKED WOOD
We have a demand for FCS marked woods on all our purchases towards production, and by default on all materials used on our furniture. 2021-2022 have brought a raw material shortage like never before and will make every purchase with the priority parameters; quality, availability, FSC, origin.
Our carpets are made completely by hand, and we use only approved chemicals for latex glue and the dyeing process. No fossil fuels are used since there are no electricity, instead open fire heating is used in the dyeing or production process. We use natural materials such as wool and Tencel (fast growing forest fibers).
Tencel or lyocell is a cellulose of mostly Eucalyptus wood. The Eucalyptus tree grows quickly without needing irrigation, pesticides, fertilizers, or genetic manipulation. The lyocell material (Tencel brand) is more in line with the ASPLUND sustainable values and have therefore replaced the silk and viscose in all our Woolsilk rugs since 2020.
For carpets our client can choose to have the carpets shipped by sea freight as a more sustainable alternative to air and road.