At Bolia, our Scandinavian design heritage is a natural and significant part of our identity. And so is our creativity. We always try to push the boundaries of the expected, and we have high expectations and demands of ourselves and our designs. Therefore, we naturally also have high demands about the way our designs are brought to life and with our new collection, we have enhanced our focus on sustainability.
Good design is sustainable design
Our new collection welcomes two new upholstery fabrics – Axus and Bergo. Axus is produced from recycled cotton, and the weaving mill uses solar power for a large proportion of its production to reduce CO2 emissions. Bergo is made from recycled and reusable plastic bottles and is 100% free of heavy metals. Bergo is also certified according to the EU Ecolabel and OEKO-TEX standards. This means Bergo is a fabric with 100% pure conscience. And it goes without saying that both furniture fabrics are dyed with natural and biodegradable dyes – in fact the same applies to all our upholstery fabrics. For just as we take care of our design heritage, we also take care of the environment.
Sustainable from the inside out and from start to finish
Most people know that all our sofas are handmade and customised exactly to your needs and wishes, but very few know that they are also sustainable from the inside out. The wood we use in our sofa frames is sustainable and comes from European forestry, and our 276-page design catalogue, or Lookbook, is made from 100% recycled paper, making it sustainable from start to finish. Our product packaging is also made from recycled materials, and we expect to replace all plastic materials with recycled materials in 2019.
To ensure optimal quality, all our designs are controlled and tested in collaboration with the world's leading quality and certification bureau, the German Bureau Veritas, which sets the highest standards of quality control. All designs are put through tough abrasion- and strength tests, they are tested for harmful chemicals and thoroughly checked from top to bottom, right down to the tiniest stitch and joint. All designs go through this meticulous control process before they are launched in stores or sent to you. This ensures that all our designs live up to our high standards – and yours. Because we know that only the best is good enough, and this attitude represents our sustainable beacon.