Sustainability is at the heart of our craftsmanship. Building beautiful pieces and ensuring long-term survival of the resources they’re made from are intermingled. So much so, we can’t imagine one without the other. Our sustainability ethos is guided by three pillars.
Timeless Design and High-Quality Build. Our furniture is modern, but not temporal or cutting edge. After all, they’re only truly sustainable if their design is timeless. Our pieces are hand-assembled with minimal hardware, so the wood becomes stronger when joined with wood, resulting in highly-durable furniture to be desired and passed on for generations.
Materiality. 95% of our product portfolio is made from premium native Brazilian wood. It’s not only beautiful, but uses less energy from process to production than other recyclable materials like glass and metal. To achieve Ibama certification, before using a tree, it is analyzed and carefully selected from an area where surrounding trees can remain untouched for decades, allowing those trees to fill the space surrounding the harvested tree. From forest to factory, every tree selected is tracked through a QR code and recorded into the federal system. A monthly audit of the factory ensures all trees are accounted for.
Giving Back. For every piece of wood furniture we ship, we fund the planting of a tree. Sossego is investing for the long-term wellbeing of the planet. In simplest terms, we’re helping create a healthy, enduring environment for our children and grandchildren and the world we will leave them.