SYW Celebrates Earth Day with Eco-friendly Outdoor Decor

Today, April 22nd celebrates Earth Day 2013. Around the world various organizations and individuals are taking action to raise awareness about the issues surrounding the preservation and protection of our environment. Whether volunteering to help clean up your community, understanding your personal carbon footprint, or actively taking steps to incorporate environmentally friendly practices into your life, Earth Day shines a light on how even the smallest of contributions can make an impact on future generations.


Here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, we are proud to offer a variety of home furnishings and home decor that meets the needs of those wishing to support an Eco-friendly lifestyle. And for the spring season, that gets us thinking about the outdoors. Keep reading to see how making smart decisions with the products you purchase, can make a big difference.

Grade A Teak

Perfect for accenting a patio, porch or backyard deck environment this season, is Sturbridge’s collection of Teak Furniture. For quality outdoor seating, consider our Teak Folding Chair, pictured here to the left. Designed with kiln dried wood, this folding chair conveniently comes as a set of 2. The wood is plantation grown, Grade A teak, that fulfills the requirements of sustainable forest initiatives. In addition to supporting Eco-friendly practices, the chairs fold easily and its seat back provides ergonomic support as well, for a durable and comfortable choice. Other outdoor chairs and tables are also available.

Cor-Ten Steel

Shown here to the left is an image of our Green Sling Hangers. When looking for ways to add interest to your outdoor decor over the next few months, consider the use of one of our Green Sling Hangers; available in 10″L and 16″L. Ideal for hanging bells, plants, birdhouses and more, you can easily display them on tree branches, gutters, a railing or any outdoor hook. They are made from environmentally safe, Cor-Ten steel, which both creates a natural patina on the surface and increases the piece‚Äôs strength. Get inventive in your garden, patio, deck, or other outdoor decorating, with the unique ’s’ shaped, scrolled design. Proudly made in Maine, we know you will definitely find multiple uses of these hangers throughout the coming season.

Coir Fiber

Another suitable outdoor item for your home, that is constructed with the environment in mind, would be any of our Coir Doormats. Pictured below is our Butterfly Garden Coir Mat. Welcome your guests to an inviting garden scene upon entrance to your home with this beautiful doormat. Produced of mostly machine-tufted coir yarns, coir is actually 100% natural coconut fiber. This durable, bristle-like fiber is a renewable and sustainable resource, that will also keep your floors cleaner with its natural scrubbing feature; keeping the dirt and mud outside where it belongs.


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