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Respondé: Turning Recycled Plastic and Fallen Timber into Elegant Home Furnishings

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Respondé: Turning Recycled Plastic and Fallen Timber into Elegant Home Furnishings



Based in Miami, Florida, Respondé is a company that is quickly gaining recognition for both its commitment to sustainability, and the elegance of its designs. The designers are launching a couple of new collections soon, entitled Heartwood, and Vert. Heartwood is a line that's created entirely from naturally fallen wood collected within 50 miles of Brooklyn: the timber fell naturally during storms and has been milled and crafted into stunning, elegant pieces. Reclaiming fallen timber keeps over 60 percent of the tree's carbon from dissipating into the atmosphere during decomposition, so in addition to creating gorgeous pieces of heirloom furniture, the process is also keeping a lid on carbon output. The Vert collection is made with strips of 100 percent recycled plastic that's been diverted from landfill.

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