Some things are more sustainable than others due to their production process and the materials required. But the most sustainable choice of all for home decoration is vintage and antique. Buying something that already exists creates zero carbon footprint, and some items have had several owners, so have been re-cycled many times.
Last week I visited The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair in Battersea Park, where the great and the good showcase vintage treasures. When you’re looking for something really special – this is a good place to start. Here are some of my favourite finds….