“Sustainability goes hand-in-hand with the integrity of our business and our beautiful, enduring products.” Fleur Sibbel, Managing Director, Zuster
Zuster is committed to designing pieces that are produced to the highest of environmental standards and built to last. In doing so we are compelled to respect our natural environment which is the very source of our beautiful and enduring designs.
As a company we endeavour to operate in the most innovative and efficient manner. Zuster’s recycling and waste management program sees us re-use and/or recycle 90% of our waste products. In 2020 Zuster has actively reduced our overall energy consumption by 20% across our three Australia-based factories. By 2021 our administrative process will be completely paperless.
Our company, like our furniture, is built upon five generations of design heritage. Each and every item we produce is designed with intention: an heirloom for future generations to cherish and enjoy. We achieve this by staying local.
As leaders in sustainable, locally produced furniture we are reducing our impact on the environment by producing local for locals. We are proud to use a majority of local suppliers and maintain our own manufacturing facilities within Australia. This allows us to support our local economy while also eliminating complex logistics and minimising transportation of products.
Our customers feel the positive impacts of this directly. Their investment in a Zuster piece is the beginning of a lifelong commitment, on our part, to restore and repair our pieces to their original glory. So your Zuster piece will last a lifetime, and beyond. To find out more about our specialised Aftercare Services, click here.
MINDFUL MATERIAL USE
A Zuster design is not only timeless, it is durable, too. We use consciously sourced natural materials in the making of our products. We regularly review our use of raw materials to ensure continuous improvements in efficiencies of manufacture, as well as traceability.
Our timbers are selected for their low environmental impact. These are FSC-certified, PEFC-certified and chain of custody accredited. The mills from which we source meet stringent requirements in terms of forest regeneration, biodiversity and the protection of native fauna.