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Homestead Furniture

8233 SR 241, P.O. Box 158
MT Hope Ohio
United States
Homestead Furniture
Furniture designed for you. Your home is a reflection of yourself — but does your furniture match? We know the frustration of searching for furniture that has style, function, and is the perfect color. That’s why at Homestead, we help you design a 3D drawing of your furniture before you buy — so you can visualize how it will fit in your space. We help you choose from our library of more than 3,000 colors and finishes to find a perfect match for your room.

Best Practice Achievements

Sustainable Materials
We make a conscious effort to manage our materials selection, seeking materials we are confident are sustainable, such as legally harvested forest products, responsibly produced plantation products, and recycled content:
Recycling and Reclamation
We factor disassembly, recyclability and product reclamation into buying decisions. We offer a product reclamation/product reuse policy:
Return and Reuse
We use recycled or recyclable packing/packaging materials, offer blanket-wrap transportation arrangements for customers and have a carton return/reuse policy:
Chain of Custody
We ask for verifiable chain of custody documents (i.e. legal logging certifications) before buying products containing wood:
Decrease use of Toxic Chemicals
We have decreased our use/acceptance of known toxic chemicals for treatments, binders and finishes, replacing compounds that compromise indoor air quality and are harmful to human health:
Low Environmental Impact Textiles
We are asking our vendors for textiles that have a lower environmental impact, i.e. organic cotton in place of conventionally-grown cotton, as well as seeking other eco-friendly textiles:
Life Cycle Analysis
We are moving forward on doing a Life Cycle Analysis and/or are applying for SMaRT certification:
Local Sourcing
We extract, manufacture and distribute for consumer use within a 500 mile radius for at least a portion of our product line:
Third Party Certifications
We hold third party certifications for some of our products, or as a store, we promote and educate the consumer on the meaning of various third party certifications:
Sharing the Wealth
We take responsibility for sharing our commitment to sustainability up and down our entire supply chain, rewarding our vendors with increased business for partnering with us on sustainability issues:
Social Responsibility Code
We have a written Social Responsibility Code of Contact that is a baseline for employee relations:
Supplier Responsibility
We have written and distributed a Supplier Responsibility Code of Conduct for our vendors and conduct training at our partner facilities on the adoption of same:
Health and Safety Code Compliance
We and our partners meet or exceed all local health and safety codes and can document our health and safety working conditions in all our facilities/stores:
We Pay Living Wages
We pay a living wage rather than minimum wage and extend that around the globe:
We Sponsor Sustainability Events
We have participated in or sponsored in-store, community and/or regional educational events on sustainability and the environment:
We Inspect
We investigate and mitigate any negative environmental impacts from our operations:
Save Paper and Other Office Resources
We save paper and other office resources with a policy expressing an aversion to excess written documentation:
We Use Energy Specialists
We have had an energy specialist or utility company audit to measure our conventional energy usage and are on track to reduce it. We are replacing a portion of the energy we consume with certified renewable energy, either directly, via a program of our local utility, or via Green e-Power:
Updated Inefficient Equipment
We have replaced outdated and inefficient equipment, identified and changed wasteful resource procedures and implemented tighter operational controls:
Energy Efficient Lighting
We have increased the use of day lighting and/or are upgrading to more energy efficient lighting system:
Verified Sustainability Claims
We make only verifiable sustainability claims in adherence with FTC mandates against greenwash and in support of their Environmental Marketing Guides:
Committed to Training
We are committed to conducting training in-house and in the broader community about global climate change and our partnership with the SFC:
In keeping with our commitment to continual improvement, we are planning to take the following actions this year: On reducing energy consumption:

2019: Wood products produce very little waste — any residual chippings can be burned as an energy source or used as sawdust. Whenever there are offcuts and by-products from wood processing, they can be used to create chipboard and generate renewable heat and energy. Wood waste is 100% biodegradable, so it will break down and decompose back into the earth. Homestead is committed to using sustainable sources to create long-lasting, low-waste furniture that is built to last for generations.
The energy for powering the manufacturing is self-produced and off-grid.
2013: We continue to remain off the grid and produce our own power.

In keeping with our commitment to continual improvement, we are planning to take the following actions this year: On how we will manage our primary material or service to a more sustainable direction:

2019: Most of the wood we use is sourced from local mills, within 30 miles of our Mt. Hope location, and all of our wood is sustainably harvested. Homestead is Certified Green in manufacturing. We believe in maintaining a responsible environmental footprint so that we can continue to use the best wood and resources for our furniture.
2013: We recycle the heat generated from our generator engine into the facility's main heating system. We continue to move toward using a water-based finish on our furniture.

In keeping with our commitment to continual improvement, we are planning to take the following actions this year: On education and promotion of the sustainability cause:

2019: We are Founding Members of Sustainable Furnishings Council, and continue to educate our customers and visitors to the factory about our sustainability practices.
2013: We use the SFC logo in all advertising. We explain the SFC purpose and approach to customers and during product presentations and during tours of our manufacturing facility.

We provide educational opportunities for the local school system.