At Harrows we believe in sustainability and responsible manufacturing.
Latest technology and time-honoured craft go hand in hand to create products that bring people together and are designed with longevity in mind, extending the useful life and in turn reducing waste.
We see sustainability as an ever-evolving challenge. We are constantly innovating to reduce waste and minimize our impact on the world around us.
When the objects around us are inclined to lose value, Harrows have set out to create beautiful and sustainable products that add value to their environment for years to come. Products with social relevance and timeless design principals, made from quality materials and built to last.
Harrows products are largely constructed from bio-based materials, and we focus on making sustainable choices and looking for sustainable alternatives. The timber used in our manufacturing is sourced from certified responsibly managed forests.
New Zealand made.
Wherever possible we produce our furniture in our own factory in Timaru, to minimise both international and local freight volumes. Manufacturing inhouse also gives us full control and transparency over the quality and origin of all materials.
We believe in circularity. Alongside our passion for making beautiful products designed to last, we acknowledge that requirements for interior spaces will change and evolve over time, as will their furniture needs. With majority of our range being manufactured or finished onsite, these can be refurbished, initiating a fresh lifecycle for the product with minimal waste.
Reducing consumption and waste.
Our consumption and waste reduction initiatives include freighting in kitset where ever possible to reduce freight miles; blanket wrapping in transport to reduce packaging; separating and recycling cardboard and soft plastics; returning upholstery foam offcuts to the manufacturer for reconstitution; improving the efficiency of material consumption through research and development, and selecting sustainable or recyclable materials wherever possible.