MAKING A DIFFERENCE, ONE SOFA AT A TIME
Buying something rarely makes a positive difference to the world and the environment.
Two days after the Koala Sofa arrived for our photoshoot, I received a certificate from Koala and The WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) with my name printed on it and a picture of a baby green turtle that is now part of my family.
About a month earlier on a holiday to Tasmania, I realised just how much cleaner water can be and that our environment around us is far from pristine. A sofa which is comfortable but also protects one little green turtle is a worthwhile investment. Having a family and living a life in which we explore and immerse ourselves in the ocean as much as possible gives you a good insight into what is wrong and right with the world.
I hate it when it rains in Melbourne and the last place you want to be is floating in Port Phillip Bay swimming around with everything that has washed in from our streets. Spare a thought for those sea creatures who can’t get out. Clean water is the greatest gift we can give our ocean dwelling wildlife.
I feel like I made a difference, that one green turtle out there now has a happier home. Koala Cofounder, Bernice Averion said Koala donate at least 1 percent of profits to environmental causes as part of the collective 1% For The Planet.
“We are also part of Canopy which is a collective of brands to only use sustainable sources textiles,” she said.
“As official partners with WWF, we donate a portion of each mattress, bed base, and sofa purchase. With this donation we symbolically adopt a koala for every mattress and bed base sold, and a green sea turtle for every sofa sold.”
So far Koala has donated over $500K to charities, planted over 5K trees, and adopted over 37K koalas.
The added benefit of buying a Koala sofa is that it takes just four minutes to put together, it is made of recyclable materials. There are no heavy metals, no fire-retardant chemicals, no phthalates, no formaldehyde, almost no VOCs, no ozone-deplete substances, no CFC’s, and almost zero emissions are produced in the production process. See more at Koala.