How to Create the Perfect Sleep Sanctuary

In the modern world of distractions, there is an art to creating the space and time for a rejuvenating deep sleep. Yes, we have all read the benefits of getting enough sleep such as improved memory, emotional stability, skin, weight and blood pressure. However, it doesn’t always mean that we make sure we get those […]

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Your Guide to Choosing the Perfect Mattress

Buying a mattress can be tricky. Bouncing around on shop floor beds can leave you in a state of indecision, which intensifies when you hear the retailer tell you how much of your life you will spend on a mattress (on average 2920 hours in a year!). We’ve all felt the impacts of a restless night’s […]

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We love organic cotton

Buying organic cotton is all about paying for what is NOT in the product. Whenever possible it is best to buy organic over regular cotton. Conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other crop, consuming up to 25% of all the agricultural chemicals worldwide. This has an impact on all of us, as well […]

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Five New Year’s resolutions for a healthy home

This is such a common New Year’s resolution but a lot of the time we’re thinking about diet and exercise. One really easy way to become healthier is to create a healthy home. Did you know that a lot of furniture, mattresses and textiles are made with a cocktail of petrochemicals and some even leach […]

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southwood furniture catalogue

  When we launched southwood in 2008 it was with the intention of stocking locally made sustainable products for the home. Our furniture designs are simple and elegant, making the best use of local timbers and ensuring that their beauty is brought out in design and finish. Our range covers items for dining, living, the […]

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truly sustainable furniture

Here at southwood we keep our products natural in the true sense of the word. Our upholstery is made with natural latex wrapped in 100% wool, instead of the ubiquitous petrochemical foams and Dacron wrap of contemporary manufacture. We have gone back to the traditional methods of the mid 20th century, before plastics took over in the 60s and 70s.

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