Each piece of Astigarraga kit Line wood tells a story of respect for the environment. It is a testament to our commitment to nature. Aside from being fashionable right now, sustainability in furniture manufacturing is a necessity to protect our natural environment and thus the health of our planet. The trend towards eco-friendly furniture reflects a cultural shift towards more sustainable and conscious practices. And if there is one thing we do at Astigarraga Kit Line, it is designing and manufacturing ecological wooden furniture with a conscience to create sustainable spaces.

 Insignis solid pine is a raw material for shelves, trestles, boxes, bottle racks and trunks. But there is another raw material that is always present in the whole production chain, from the design of a piece of furniture and the extraction of the wood from our forests to the moment it reaches a home: conscience. The long journey traversed by the wood is part of an ecological manufacturing process that minimises environmental impact at every stage.

Why choose eco-friendly natural wooden furniture?

Eco-friendly wooden furniture is designed and manufactured with environmental and social considerations in mind throughout its life cycle. This furniture seeks to promote sustainable practices. These are some common characteristics of eco-friendly furniture:

1. Eco-efficient design. At Astigarraga Kit Line we focus on developing products that are durable, high quality, and recyclable from the outset and that minimise their environmental impact throughout the supply chain. Furniture that lasts longer contributes to sustainability by reducing the need for replacement.

2. Conservation of natural resources. Our furniture is made from certified wood.  The labels that demonstrate our commitment to sustainability are PEFC and Ecolabel. The first is a forest certification scheme that promotes sustainable forest management. PEFC-certified furniture guarantees that the wood used comes from responsibly managed forests. This means that the production process respects the environment and ensures reforestation.

A piece of furniture bearing the EU Ecolabel indicates that the product has undergone environmental assessments throughout its life cycle, from raw material extraction to production and distribution. Criteria include resource efficiency or minimisation of emissions.

At Astigarraga Kit Line, we combine PEFC certification and the Ecolabel on furniture to create a strong narrative of commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility throughout the supply chain.

3. Waste Reduction. More than once we have explained that at Astigarraga Kit Line not a single ounce of wood is wasted, even those parts that cannot be used for the creation of furniture, such as chips, sawdust and bark. The aim is to use wood efficiently in order to minimise waste.

Slightly more than half of the trunk is used for the creation of our products, and the rest for the production of chips and dry chips, which are used for the manufacture of pellets. We reserve a small part on the one hand to make pulp for the paper industry (wood chips), and on the other hand to generate biomass and for gardening (bark). The final drying of the wood boards comes from the burning of biomass. We also take the sawdust to MDF and chipboard factories.

4.Carbon footprint reduction. The wood we use comes from forests in Gipuzkoa and Bizkaia, so the raw material is local. By using local timber and adopting efficient manufacturing practices that reduce wood and energy waste, our furniture has a lower carbon footprint compared to conventional furniture.

5. Modular Design. If Astigarraga Kit Line stands out for anything, it is for the creation of versatile and simple furniture and storage products. And many of them are also modular.  This type of furniture can be reused, adapted to different needs and is easily dismantled, which facilitates recycling at the end of its useful life.

6. Promoting the circular economy. At Astigarraga Kit Line, we design furniture to be timeless (not to go out of fashion quickly), which contributes to a longer useful life. The ‘throw-away’ culture has given way to a growing interest in more responsible practices, thus avoiding waste generation. By adopting all these approaches in our manufacturing process, we contribute to a more sustainable and circular model in the furniture industry.

If what we do is important, how we do it is even more important. If you also want to distribute our ecological furniture in 100% local and certified wood, please contact us through this form.