Sustainable sofa: what you should look out for

Nachhaltiges Sofa: Auf was solltest du achten

It may not be the first thing you think of when buying a sofa: but the topic of sustainability has also become massively important when it comes to furniture. And not without good reason: it is not only important for ourselves, but also for the environment to consume consciously and responsibly. A sustainable couch is not only good for your conscience, but is also good for your health and will give you pleasure for years and decades to come.

But what should you look out for when buying a sustainable couch? What distinguishes real sustainability from mere "greenwashing"? In this guide, we would like to show you what you should look out for when buying a sustainable sofa and why Livom sofas could be just the right choice.

Livom is a young furniture manufacturer that is committed to sustainability and responsible consumption. The aim is to teach customers more about the origin and manufacture of products so that they consciously choose local materials. In contrast to many other furniture manufacturers, Livom focuses on European woods such as oak, beech, spruce and larch. The tropical woods that are otherwise frequently used are often produced under poor conditions in distant countries and have a negative impact on the environment due to long transportation routes.

Livom works closely with selected furniture manufacturers in Europe to keep transportation routes as short as possible and to make an active contribution to environmental and climate protection. The company wants to make the production and processing of furniture as transparent as possible and thus contribute to a social change towards more responsible consumer behavior.

Sustainability in furniture production

The idea of sustainability in furniture production is not new, but has become increasingly important in recent years. Sustainability means that the resources used to produce furniture are used as efficiently as possible in order to minimize negative effects on the environment and society.

One aspect of sustainable furniture production is the use of wood from sustainably managed forests. Sustainable forestry protects the natural habitats of animals and plants and at the same time compensates for wood consumption through regular reforestation. Other aspects of sustainable furniture production include the use of environmentally friendly materials, such as recycled plastics and metals, as well as the use of energy from renewable sources, both in the production and transportation of furniture.

But sustainable furniture production means even more: furniture manufacturers must also live up to their social responsibility. This means that companies must ensure that the employees involved in production are consistently paid fair wages and provided with good working conditions.

Sustainable production

Probably the most decisive criterion when choosing a sustainable couch is the way in which it is produced. Therefore, make sure that the piece of furniture has been manufactured under the most environmentally friendly conditions possible. This requires, among other things, regional production chains, compliance with high technical standards and the avoidance of the majority of chemicals used in traditional furniture production.

Livom sofas are not only produced in Europe, which means that transportation routes are particularly short and CO2 emissions from production are massively reduced; the Livom production facilities are also powered 100% by solar energy. In addition, Livom made a commitment many years ago to reduce the use of chemicals in furniture production.

Use of sustainable materials
Another important criterion when looking for a sustainable couch is the use of sustainable materials. These materials include wood, for example, which comes from responsible sources and therefore contains particularly few harmful substances.

Livom couches are made from FSC-certified wood that comes from carefully selected forestry companies that contribute to sustainable forest management. Livom also complies with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 in the manufacture of its covers, which guarantees that the covers are free from harmful substances and therefore also suitable for allergy sufferers.

Durability and reparability

To ensure that you and the environment can enjoy your sofa for a long time, it should last as long as possible. Any damage that occurs must also be easy to repair.

The longevity of a couch is influenced by numerous factors. One of these is the quality of the materials used. High-quality materials such as sturdy wood or hard-wearing covers help to ensure that a piece of furniture maintains its quality level for decades - both visually and functionally. Ease of care also plays a decisive role: couches with removable covers that can be washed in the washing machine can be kept hygienically clean and remain in a well-maintained condition for longer.

Livom sofas are particularly durable as they are made from high-quality materials and are carefully crafted. They have removable covers that can be washed in the washing machine, making them particularly easy to maintain. Livom also offers the option of replacing individual covers or modules instead of replacing the entire couch. This means you can repair your couch again and again instead of buying a new one the first time it breaks.

Modularity as a sustainability factor

To ensure a high degree of longevity, sustainable couches are typically also modular. Modularity means that the piece of furniture consists of individual parts that can be replaced independently of each other. This offers various advantages that are of particular interest to sustainability-conscious buyers.

A key advantage of modularity is that you can adapt the couch to your needs at any time. For example, you can extend it to create more space or rearrange it to better integrate it into your living room. What's more, you don't have to replace the entire sofa if it is damaged or worn; you just need to replace the affected module. This not only saves money, but also reduces the amount of waste and thus the environmental impact.

Livom couches have always been considered particularly modular. They offer buyers a wide range of options for customizing their couch to suit their needs time and time again. This means you don't have to sell or even dispose of your couch before moving, but can fit it perfectly into your new home.

Easy care

Another important criterion when choosing a couch is how easy it is to care for. The easier a couch is to care for, the less often it will need to be cleaned and the less wear and tear will occur. One factor that influences the ease of care of a couch is the materials used. Easy-care fabrics such as artificial leather or microfiber can be simply wiped clean with a damp cloth and are particularly hard-wearing. Removable covers also contribute to the ease of care of a sofa, as they can simply be washed in the washing machine. This means you can keep your sofa hygienically clean and it stays in good condition for a long time.

Livom sofas are particularly easy to clean as they are made from high-quality materials and have removable covers that can be machine washed at 30 degrees. Unlike many other sofas, they are therefore easy to clean and remain in perfect condition for decades.

Sustainable commitment

The manufacturer's commitment to sustainability beyond the conversion of production processes is also of crucial importance. Livom plants two trees for every couch sold to make an additional contribution to climate protection. This commitment helps to further reduce CO2 emissions and preserve the forest.


If you are looking for a sustainable couch, you should pay attention to numerous different criteria. The sustainability of production, the type of materials used and the durability and reparability of the piece of furniture are particularly important. However, modularity and ease of care also play an important role.

As a sustainable furniture manufacturer, Livom meets all these criteria from the ground up. Livom couches are therefore the perfect choice for all those who attach particular importance to sustainability and environmental protection. The furniture is produced in Europe and exclusively with renewable energy; the wood used comes from responsible forestry operations and the upholstery meets the highest environmental standards. Livom sofas are also particularly durable and easy to repair.

We hope that this guide has helped you in your search for a sustainable couch. Perhaps you will actually decide on a Livom couch: not only will you enjoy it for a long time, but you will also make an important contribution to protecting the environment.

Sustainable furniture checklist

To summarize, here is a checklist that you can use when looking for a sustainable couch:

  1. Find out about the production conditions and the materials used. Make sure that the couch was manufactured under the most environmentally friendly conditions possible and that the manufacturer has regional production chains.
  2. Check whether the couch comes from a manufacturer that adheres to high technical standards during production and uses as few chemicals as possible.
  3. Choose a couch made from sustainable materials, such as oak, beech or spruce, instead of tropical woods. The latter are often produced under poor conditions in distant countries and have a negative impact on the environment due to long transportation routes.
  4. Look out for certificates such as the FSC seal.
  5. Make sure that the couch is as durable and easy to repair as possible. Ideally, you should buy a modular piece of furniture. This conserves resources and helps to reduce waste.
  6. Find out about the manufacturer and check whether they are transparent about their production conditions and materials. A company that is open about its practices often maintains higher standards.
  7. Choose a couch that suits your lifestyle and needs. A sustainable couch that you don't use is not a sustainable couch.
  8. Use the opportunity to share your decision for sustainable furniture and inspire others to also consume sustainably. Every decision counts and can contribute to a more sustainable future.


What does sustainability mean for couches?

Sustainability in couches is primarily defined by production and the type of materials used. The production chains should be as regional as possible and the individual production facilities should adhere to high technical standards. In addition, as few chemicals as possible should be used in production. In contrast to conventional couches, a sustainable piece of furniture is made from sustainable materials such as oak, beech, spruce or larch.

How can I ensure that I am buying a sustainable couch?

An important factor when buying a sustainable sofa is the transparency of the manufacturer. Find out about the production conditions and the materials used in the manufacture of the couch. Compliance with environmental standards and certificates, such as the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), can also be an indication of sustainable production methods.

Why are Livom couches particularly sustainable?

Livom is a young Swiss furniture manufacturer that is committed to sustainability and responsible consumption. The couches are produced exclusively in Europe, which means that transportation routes are short and CO2 emissions are low. In addition, Livom production facilities are powered 100% by solar energy and the company is committed to reducing the use of chemicals in furniture production. Livom couches are made from sustainable materials and are equipped with easy-care covers.