4 Sustainable Brands For Organic Ottomans And Poufs

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4 Sustainable Brands For Organic Ottomans And Poufs

Stylish and Sustainable Floor Seating? Yes, Please.

When we want to level up our spaces but can’t afford an entirely new sofa or loveseat, we think of ottomans and poufs. Big enough to make a difference in the room’s style and comfort (especially for us floor-sitters), but not so much that we break the bank.

Here are eight brands offering responsibly made poufs and ottomans, inspired by artisan craftsmanship around the globe—so you can bring sustainability and years of tradition right into your home!

If you’re in the market for more new furniture, here are our top picks for sustainable couches and eco-friendly coffee tables.


1. Kiliim

Sustainable Materials | 100 percent cotton
Brand Ethics | Ethically made in Egypt, handcrafted by artisans, fair wages
Product Range | Square poufs
Price Range | $180

As an Egyptian social enterprise, Kiliim collaborates with makers in Fowwa to produce stunning home goods, including poufs, rugs, and mats. The company provides fair working environments and wages 50 percent higher (!) than the industry average, so artisans can continue crafts that have been passed down from generation to generation. For pastel-infused and nature-inspired pieces, we love Kiliim’s square poufs made with 100 percent cotton. Worldwide shipping is available, and the pouf covers are machine-washable!

Shop Kiliim

2. LannaPassa

Sustainable Materials | Cotton and kapok tree fibers
Brand Ethics | Handcrafted by artisans, natural materials, carbon-neutral shipping
Product Range | Round poufs (filled or unfilled options available)
Price Range | $50–$120

LannaPassa partners with the Hmong and Lisu hill tribe communities in Northern Thailand to share their character and traditions with you. Instead of mass production, each pouf is traditionally handwoven with organic cotton and either filled with natural kapok fibers or left unfilled, whichever you prefer. We especially love these for meditating or floor seating, adding a little cushion but a lot of warmth and style. Shipping is carbon-neutral, wherever you are.

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3. GrasShangai

Sustainable Materials | Organic cattail & banana leave fibers
Brand Ethics | Ethically made by women in China, organic plant fibers & straw, fair wages, carbon-neutral shipping
Product Range | Round & square poufs & ottomans
Price Range | $25.90–$185

GrasShangai (literally) weaves together ancient straw techniques from China and modern decor with handmade mats, baskets, placemats, ottomans and poufs. Using naturally dried cattail and banana leaves, women artisans in Hubin County soak the plants until they’re soft enough for weaving. Every piece is made-to-order by the locals, so you can help preserve their traditions while adding these accents to your space.

Shop GrasShangai

4. Berber Stuff

Sustainable Materials | Wool
Brand Ethics | Handmade in Morocco
Product Range | Square poufs
Price Range | $185–$266

Berber Stuff adds the checker and chevron flair to your home that you never knew you needed. Handmade in Morocco, each square pouf is available in your choice of color and size to effortlessly match your style and specs. All orders come unstuffed so that you can fill them with a pillow or old blankets and clothes (sustainable upcycling!). As a thoughtful added touch, the undersides include a hand-knotted kilim (rug).

Shop Berber Stuff


1. Sabai

Sustainable Materials | FSC-certified wood, Certi-PUR certified foam, recycled fabrics
Brand Ethics | Ethically made in North Carolina, only sustainably sourced materials, recycled packaging 
Product Range | Ottoman
Price Range | $295

Sabai’s commitment to sustainability is truly impressive. Products are made with eco-friendly materials like recycled plastic bottles and responsibly sourced wood and then assembled with fasteners, to entirely avoid VOCs and off-gassing. Choose your preferred fabric on The Essential Ottoman (our favorite is the dusty rose recycled velvet—swoon!). You can also find gently used furniture at discounted prices through Sabai Revive

Shop Sabai

2. The Citizenry

Sustainable Materials | Vegetable-tanned leather, cotton, or locally sourced rattan
Brand Ethics | Handcrafted by artisans, fair wages, responsibly sourced materials
Product Range | Square, rectangular, round, cylindrical ottomans
Price Range | $255–$2,185

The Citizenry scours the globe to find the best in artisan goods and techniques, from Peruvian master weavers to block printers in India. The brand carries a small line of ottomans made in small batches; some are crafted in fair trade spaces in Portugal using vegetable-tanned leather and others are workshopped in Jaipur, India using natural cotton. Yet all are timeless and luxurious.

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3. Burrow

Sustainable Materials | Sustainably sourced hardwood, nontoxic cushions
Brand Ethics | Vertically integrated production, modular shipping
Product Range | Square & rectangular ottomans, benches or armchairs optional
Price Range | $295–$825

Burrow has already been a game-changer for many homes, from USB-equipped furniture to modular sectionals that change as your spaces do. Here you’ll find sustainably made ottomans or entire armchair and ottoman sets, custom-made with your preferred fabric and wood color. Versatile enough to be used as leg rests or tables, it’s no wonder that these are a fan favorite.

Shop Burrow

4. Masaya & Co

Sustainable Materials | Sustainably sourced hardwood, responsibly sourced leather
Brand Ethics | Handcrafted in Nicaragua, artisan-made, reforestation initiatives
Product Range | Wood ottomans
Price Range | $300–$380

Masaya & Co, based out of Nicaragua, brings together artisan craftsmanship, sustainability, and Central American design. These responsibly sourced wood ottomans come with your wood preference (teak, mahogany, or walnut) and leather or patterned design. In exchange for wood used, Masaya & Co plants new forests in place of damaged grazing lands. Inspire conversation and green living with one of these incredible home accents.

Shop Masaya & Co

Featured image from LannaPassa

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