Frame and Legs
Our frame is made from furniture-grade FSC-certified pine plywood and our legs are made with rubberwood. The legs are made with a low VOC stain.
Our seat cushions are made with CertiPUR-US certified high resiliency foam, while our back cushions are stuffed with recycled polyester fiber.
Upcycled Poly Fabric
Sabai's Upcycled Poly fabric is made from 100% Olefin, a byproduct of refining petroleum. The yarn is inherently stain repellent and therefore has not had any chemical treatments, and can be cleaned with household cleaning products (including bleach) without being damaged. While synthetic, this fabric actually performs better than many natural fibers on the Higg index as it does not require any land or water to be produced (including in the dyeing process).
Upcycled Poly vs. Cotton Fabric
Our Upcycled Poly fabric has a thicker weave and is inherently stain resistant and therefore has not had any treatments. Our Cotton fabric has been treated to be water repellent as cotton is a naturally very absorbent fiber. Both fabrics can be cleaned with household cleaning products, but the Upcycled Poly can be cleaned with any products including bleach without being damaged. While synthetic, this Upcycled Poly actually performs better than many natural fibers on the Higg index as it does not require any land or water to be produced (including in the dyeing process). In terms of handfeel, the Poly is slightly softer.
Recycled Velvet Fabric
Sabai's Recycled Velvet fabric is made with 100% post-consumer recycled water bottles. It is both GRS and OEKO-TEX and certified. This fabric is made in China as that is where the majority of recycling occurs.
For questions regarding the chemical components of our furniture please refer to our article on toxicity and off-gassing.