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In today’s fast-paced world with unlimited product choice and constant pressure from the media to stay “on trend”, many of us buy “fast” all too often… fast fashion, fast food, and fast furniture.

This is creating a false economy where consumers often end up spending more in the long run because their cheap products break or wear out quickly and must be replaced often.

Then, of course, there is the cost to the environment. Landfill sites are overloaded. The planet is suffering. Underpaid workers are struggling.

So, what can we do?

“The most environmentally sustainable jacket is the one that’s already in your closet…” (Lisa Williams, Patagonia’s Chief Product Officer)

Thankfully, “conscious consumerism” is on the rise. Many of us are being more intentional and mindful about how our purchasing decisions affect the welfare of other people, animals, and the planet.

“In the short, medium and long-term, mindful consumption, whether full-time or part-time, looks set to rise… Animal welfare concerns will evolve further and extend to other industries beyond food, beauty, and fashion, to home care, home furnishings, pet food and so on.” (Euromonitor)

Are you a conscious consumer?

We believe it is worth investing in sustainably produced products that will last, and that’s what we do here at Direct Ergonomics. We use energy-efficient technology to manufacture world-class ergonomic furniture and workstations that have minimal impact on the environment and are largely GECA certified.

You can find out more about our environmentally-minded policies, products, and approach here.