The Ziggy Difference
By choosing Ziggy, you are choosing transparency and safety, design and functionality.
Unlike big box stores and even high-end luxury retailers, we are focused on providing consumers with education and choice when it comes to understanding and sourcing healthy home furnishings.
Our goal is to provide a superior finished product through thoughtful design and expert craftsmanship typically only available with custom furniture. You can rest easy knowing we never use toxic glues or paints, your furniture will never smell or off-gas, and rather than taking a spin around the world on a container ship, your Ziggy piece was made right here in the USA.
Here are several ways we are different:
1. Commitment to Formaldehyde-Free Plywood
Our plywood that forms the frames on most of our furniture is completely formaldehyde-free. Formaldehyde has been shown to cause cancer and scientists recommend reducing exposure to materials that contain formaldehyde in your home, especially where ventilation is limited.
2. We only work with Green & Sustainably Sourced Wood Materials
Our wood materials meet a variety of green and sustainable product standards including:
-SFI® Sustainable Forestry Initiative - Certified Sourcing
-Eco-Certified Composite (ECC) Standard 4-11 – Environmentally Responsible Use of Wood Fiber
-LEED® US Green Building Council & Green Globes® Rating System – New Construction and Major Renovations
-ICC 700-2015 National Green Building Standard™ – Resource Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Remodeling
3. All of our Finishes are 100% Water-Based
All of Ziggy designs are constructed and finished using paints and finishes that fall below the Greenguard Limit for VOC content. While nearly all paints and finishes—including VOC-free paints—contain trace amounts of VOCs, at Ziggy we tested a variety of paints and finishes making our final choices based on which products had the lowest VOC measurements without compromising on quality.