Sustainable quality

We don’t just care about our designs; we care about how they come to be. We are picky when it comes to materials, craftsmanship and sustainability. Materials must be fine and luxurious, crafted environmentally right and socially responsible. Our leather is traceable and contains no harmful chemicals. We use only feathers from animal production. Our wood adheres to the EU timber regulation, EUTR. We cover your sofa in wool that is IWTO certified ensuring quality and good working environments.

 

To us, New Scandinavian Design is not just what we do, it’s also where we do it. The majority of our collection is designed and crafted in Denmark and Europe. More than 20% of our volume is produced in Denmark and more than 70% in other European countries.

We are big fans of natural materials such as wood, leather, marble, veneer, metal, concrete, resin and wool, and we love to create contrasts with colours, details, humour and surprising combinations to create unique and exciting designs.

 

Our aim is to create high quality furniture that will last for many years. We minimise the usage of low-durability materials such as chipboard, laminated chipboard, board-on-frame etc. These low cost materials are heavily used in the furniture business, but are not entirely environmentally friendly because of their low quality, durability and high waste rate.

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    • More than just design and quality

      We pay close attention to how our designs comes to life. All the way from the source of our raw materials to the conditions for the skilled people on the factory floor. We ensure that our designs are created under environmentally and socially responsible conditions with a strong love for natural, authentic and sustainable materials. Slide to read more

    • The fabrics

      Our fabrics are all made from sustainable and honest sources, e.g. 100 % wool, recycled plastic bottles, recycled cotton, and we’re proud that most of our fabrics are OEKO-tex certified. All fabrics are 100% free of heavy metals such as nickel, lead or chromium.

    • The wool

      The wool we use in our wool fabrics is certified from IWTO (international Wool Textile Organization), IWTO has made tests, which insure that the animals are treated in the best respectful manner. Also our wool has passed the international “REACH” test which indicates that it fulfills the highest EU standards for wool.

    • Traceable leather

      Our leathers are all ISO certified, handpicked and carefully selected from around the world, and are produced without any use of PCP or CFC. Our leather impregnation fluids are based on water. Furthermore our Quattro leather can be traced back to the area where the hides come from.

    • Beautiful on the inside and outside

      All the wood used in our designs are FSC-certified. No matter whether the wood is visible in the final design, or is used for the frame inside a sofa, we’re proud that our designs have nothing to hide. On top of that the wood glue used is 100 % water based and environmentally friendly.

    • Recycled paper and packaging

      Al cardboard used for product packaging is made from recycled material, and the lookbook is made from sustainable and responsible forestry. By the end of 2019 we’ll also eliminate all plastic used for packaging and instead only use recycled or alternative materials.

    Longevity in all designs

    To ensure optimum product quality and longevity, our furniture production is placed with some of Europe’s finest manufacturers, and all designs made for professional usage is thoroughly tested in collaboration with Bureau Veritas, the world’s leading quality- and certification agency. Here the designs are put through intense strength- and abrasion tests, and all designs are furthermore tested to avoid harmful chemicals.

    At Bolia, our furniture is designed and hand-built in Denmark and by selected furniture producers in Europe. We aim to safeguard a good working environment for everyone who works with us, both within our company and at our suppliers at the factory floor.

    At Bolia we handpick only the finest and most skilled producers, in order to ensure durable products and good working conditions. We share our clearly defined contractual goals in terms of compliance with all local and international rules and regulations, environmental care and choice of raw materials.

    Having our suppliers close around us, in Denmark and Europe, is a big advantage for us when it comes to ensuring that we are running our production in line with our ambitions.

    Our Product Managers regularly visit our producers to monitor and develop the following points:

    - Agreed raw materials

    - Usage of legal chemicals

    - Process optimization & recycling

    - Minimising waste

    - Manufacturing conditions

    - Hygiene conditions

    - Working conditions

    - Storage conditions

    At Bolia we handpick only the finest and most skilled producers, in order to ensure durable products and good working conditions. We share our clearly defined contractual goals in terms of compliance with all local and international rules and regulations, environmental care and choice of raw materials.

    Having our suppliers close around us, in Denmark and Europe, is a big advantage for us when it comes to ensuring that we are running our production in line with our ambitions.

    Our Product Managers regularly visit our producers to monitor and develop the following points:

    - Agreed raw materials

    - Usage of legal chemicals

    - Process optimization & recycling

    - Minimising waste

    - Manufacturing conditions

    - Hygiene conditions

    - Working conditions

    - Storage conditions

    Give your furniture lots of love

    Our collection is manufactured by hand using the finest natural materials, such as wood, metal, glass, linoleum, marble, veneer and concrete as well as a lot of love. All materials must be treated in a special way. But do not worry. We have given this thought.

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    At Bolia.com we carefully follow and respect the high EU REACH standards, eliminating risky substances from our production processes and thereby minimising any possible allergic reactions.

    Europe’s chemicals legislation (REACH) grants consumers the right to information about specific problematic chemicals in consumer products. These substances are contained in the Candidate List, an official EU list of substances of very high concern. The list includes chemicals with known long-term adverse effects on humans and/or the environment. This list is updated regularly.

    We will avoid the use of potentially harmful chemicals in our products. We therefore require that our producers must avoid the use of substances on the Candidate List in the production process.

    Around 95% of our collection is purchased within the EU and we make sure that all of our producers are aware of their obligation to inform us regarding the content of substances on the Candidate List in their respective products.

    You are welcome to make an enquiry about any product in our collection. All enquiries regarding problematic chemicals in our products are handled by our central product department. We will as quickly as possible collect the requested information from our producer regarding the use of any substances on the Candidate List in the given product. You can read more about REACH and see the Candidate List here 

    Europe’s chemicals legislation (REACH) grants consumers the right to information about specific problematic chemicals in consumer products. These substances are contained in the Candidate List, an official EU list of substances of very high concern. The list includes chemicals with known long-term adverse effects on humans and/or the environment. This list is updated regularly.

    We will avoid the use of potentially harmful chemicals in our products. We therefore require that our producers must avoid the use of substances on the Candidate List in the production process.

    Around 95% of our collection is purchased within the EU and we make sure that all of our producers are aware of their obligation to inform us regarding the content of substances on the Candidate List in their respective products.

    You are welcome to make an enquiry about any product in our collection. All enquiries regarding problematic chemicals in our products are handled by our central product department. We will as quickly as possible collect the requested information from our producer regarding the use of any substances on the Candidate List in the given product. You can read more about REACH and see the Candidate List here 

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