Designer: Josh Jakus of Fuz tabletop
His favorite source for eco-goods: Branch. "It's the best place to get well-designed, eco-friendly tabletop stuff."
F&W recommended product at Branch: The site stocks a new line of elegant, biodegradable and compostable single-use dishes (made from sugarcane, bamboo and reed pulp) from Wasara (photo).
Designer: Marisa Kula Mercer of Plover Organic linens
Her favorite source for eco-goods: Green Depot.
F&W's recommended product from Green Depot: Umbra's funky recycled glasses, which are sand-blasted to give them a new look (photo).
In Portland, Oregon, Plover Organic designers Marisa Kula Mercer, Sheila Mulvihill and Julia Wilbur produce luxurious table and bed linens from 100 percent certified-organic and fair-trade cotton. The patterns are block-printed by hand with low-impact dyes.
Emily Sugihara of Brooklyn and California-based Baggu is known for the range of vibrant colors and patterns on her nylon shopping totes. New to her collection: sturdy Duck Bags made from durable recycled canvas.
Diane Ruengsorn of Domestic Aesthetic in Brooklyn, New York, creates contoured tabletop pieces—such as a topography-inspired sushi tray—from sustainable woods like bamboo. She's now working with a sawmill collective in Mozambique to produce stunning wooden platters from fallen trees.
California designer and felt fanatic Josh Jakus, renowned for his woolly handbags and wine carriers, recently launched Fuz, a line of playful tabletop items made from excess industrial felt and recycled rubber. Each Hug set has four place mats—two with "boys" napkin-ring cutouts and two with "girls."
Susan Dwyer of Chicago's Up in the Air Somewhere hand-molds clay and recycled paper into food-safe bowls and vases. She enhances the organic shapes of some pieces by covering them with ethereal gold leaf.