What is the issue with the furniture industry?
In the past few decades, the “fast-furniture” trend has become overwhelmingly mainstream: furniture has become very cheap but also disposable, made of low-quality materials and characterized by a very short lifespan.
As a result: over the 20 million tons of furniture being disposed each year in Europe and in the US, only a small proportion is either recycled or re-used.
Most of these items usually end up in the landfill or are incinerated without being repaired or recycled because these essential steps had not been accounted for as part of their design.
We founded TIPTOE to offer a long-term viable alternative to this issue while addressing the challenges of modern life.