Sitting Pretty: Green Sofas

Analyze the anatomy of, and toxins in, a conventional sofa—and find out what green options are out there.


Furnature’s Arlice sofa is upholstered in chemical-free organic cotton with sustainable hard-rock maple frames.

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Buying a new sofa? A look at the toxins in conventionally made upholstered furniture will either persuade you to save your dollars for a green sofa or convince you that sitting Japanese style on the floor isn’t so bad.

Where to buy

Bean Products 

Eco Sofa 


A Yoga Life

Expect to pay between $3,000 and $7,000 for a green sofa because materials are from natural, nontoxic sources that are healthier for you and the environment.