Inspired by green living, VivaTerra blends modern Californian design with global inspiration. Since the brand’s inception in 2004, Vivaterra creates handmade eco-friendly decor in the pursuit of environmental health.
In addition to providing indoor and outdoor furniture, the brand creates timeless furniture and decorative homeware like vases, pillows, and throw blankets. The brand’s design is suited for those who prefer a subtle, minimal style with high quality as a priority.
Sustainability has always been the brand’s main concern. Along with the use of GOTS-certified cotton and fibers, Vivaterra also supports fair trade organizations for its workers and uses recycled as well as sustainably-crafted materials.
With a sustainable approach to the design process, their glass decor goes beyond form and function to create sentimental value. It’s wooden furniture is Forest Stewardship Council certified.
At the brand’s core, its founders believe that high-quality design shouldn’t be at the cost of natural resources or the environment, and once the brand’s reputation began to take off, it became widely popular for its products such as its recycled glass accents, block-printed textiles, and reclaimed wood furnishings.
A firm believer in equal rights and opportunities, VivaTerra supports artisan crafts from worldwide communities, providing safe working conditions, fair wages, and sustainable development for their communities. It strives to provide a sustainable market for its goods, whilst maintaining that consumers receive handmade artisan goods that are unique and timeless.
The brand employs the use of materials that are either reclaimed or recycled, whether it be recycled glass, vintage fabrics, salvages metal, or reclaimed wood. VivaTerra wooden furniture is made with either FSC-certified or reclaimed wood. Its reclaimed wood collection is one of its most prized collections as the brand cares deeply about contributing to limiting deforestation, in addition to its added rustic look.
What it Means to be FSC Certified
Forest certification ensures that logging meets high social and environmental standards that have been agreed upon by representatives of the social, environmental, and economic interests of forest management.
The Forest Stewardship Council FSC is also a tool for rural development. FSC adds value to forest products and improves the image of forest products (wood, paper, and cork) in the marketplace.
This organization is a non-profit NGO that brings together, under the principle of participation, forest owners, industry, local communities, environmental organizations, trade unions, and indigenous groups. They are grouped into three chambers with equal weight and equal participation between countries of the North and South.
Since its constitution, FSC has managed to bring traditionally conflicting sectors to the table and, wherever it has been applied, has made it possible to harmonize the conservation of the natural and social values of forests with the interests of industry and forest owners to present their products to a society that recognizes this balance through the FSC logo.