Ah, the outdoor living space - a graveyard of mismatched furniture, from rusty lawn chairs to water-logged lounges. But for no longer it seems. Can your trip to Bunnings and set your eyes upon Outer, a sustainable outdoor furniture label instead.
Coming all the way from the US, Outer has launched in Australia today, October 18 and needless to say we're thrilled. Why, you ask? Well aside from being a chic change of pace to the usual monotony of outdoor living areas, Outer are, at its core, a label that cares about its environmental impact. In an industry where over 800,000 three seat sofas or 6 million chairs are thrown away each year, Outer are minimising that waste by diverting 1.2 million plastic water bottles from landfills and waterways to create its sofa and rugs ranges.
As it turns out, this repurposing of PET plastic is a stroke of genius as it means the material is far less likely to fade in the sun or after a thorough clean. Not only that, but the material is resistant to spills, dirt, stains and all the mess related to the great outdoors. This plastic is also incorporated into their wicker-style lounges if the light aluminium and high-quality teak frames are not your speed.
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When it comes to creating a timeless outdoor living space, another reason to opt for Outer's pieces are that they're all neutral-toned and grounded in minimalist design principles so that they can slip seamlessly into any space. You also have the option of switching up the configuration of their lounges, if you so choose, thanks to their modular design. And if you ever were in doubt, just know that homemaking queen, Martha Stewart has given Outer her tick of approval. Need I say more?
You can now shop Outer's range of sustainable outdoor furniture on the Outer website.
Once you're done breathing new life into your outdoor living area, turn your vision inward and take this guide of where to buy furniture across each state in Australia.