Your questions enlighten us. Forest Homes' FAQ are inspired in customers' common inquiries.
What are the real benefits from having a forest-inspired home?
Benefits from contact with nature to human beings is nothing new. Scientific research throughout the years has proven the numerous benefits of being immersed in forest environments for health and wellbeing- including natural and simulated forest environments (Read further here). A forest-inspired environment can help us:
- Reduce stress
- Increase our ability to focus and hence our overall productivity
- Boost our energy levels
- Improve our moods
- Contribute to better sleep
- Boost immune system
- Accelerate recovery from surgery or illnesses
- Lower blood pressure
- ...among other benefits.
On the contrary, our removal from natural environments shows unfortunate ties to mental illnesses and different mood disorders. In research, these tend to be more common in urban areas, and though many factors share the blame, reduced access to nature is a contributing cause (Read further here).
In addition to this, our removal from natural environments has further increased our disconnection from environment protection issues, undoubtedly one of the most important problems in today's world. This is why having a forest inspired home can contribute -in a very natural and almost seamless way- to rebuild and restore bonds with natural environments on a daily basis, thus being beneficial for encouraging environmental care and more efficient environmental actions.
Why is it important to have forest inspired spaces in today's world?
We are drawn into the elements a modern city has to offer; the increased connectivity, the creativity, innovation, sights, new ideas, delicious food, and so on. However, this immersion in city life has resulted in oblivion and disconnection to nature, which has further transcended in our ways of living and behaving everyday- somewhat unaware of the impact of our daily activities on our natural environments.
Our environment today is in a very vulnerable state. Despite the great amounts of information available about this-including solutions that we could all start applying instantly, there is yet a long way to go on encouraging reactions that correspond to the current environmental problems we face.
While there are many factors that affect our behaviours towards environment interest, the fact of not having a closer link with something- in this case nature and forests, makes us most likely to not care or not have enough interest about it. This is the reason Forest Homes has engaged in the mission of bringing back that connection to nature in people's everyday life. By providing forest inspired home decor, we expect to see more people connecting, interacting and experiencing forest elements everyday- even when not being able to take a walk on a forest or a park. In this way we hope to increase environment appreciation and consciousness about the impact of our actions- with all the benefits this implies both for the wellbeing of our customers as individuals, and for the protection of our environment as a collective.
What is special or different about your products?
Our main objective is to provide our customers forest inspired spaces, so they can experience better living and all the benefits that come from being connected to nature every day. For us, it is essential that our products enable this daily connection to forests in simple ways that don't require dramatic changes of behaviour so that we can help promote more care for today's environment as described in the previous section.
Thus we catered the principles of emotion-centered design, restorative spaces and urban sustainability to offer products that are not only inspired in forests but are positively stimulating for human senses, beautiful, functional and easy the use. We also sustain resource consciousness as a value for our products, preferring sustainable materials and eco-friendly manufacturing.
Why are some of your products made of sustainable materials and others not?
To provide a full sensory experience, we offer a wide range of products mostly built in eco-friendly processes and with sustainable materials. We thoroughly study our product composition and manufacturing. Bamboo, pine wood, oak wood, cork, are some of the main components of our range of products. To be able to offer a complete sensorial experience we also offer a small range of products that include plastics that are entirely recyclable, strong, stable and considered non-harmful for human health under normal conditions. However we continue to work closely with artisans to develop more forest inspired home decor products that are made entirely of sustainable materials and manufactured in eco friendly processes, so that one day we can proudly say we only offer sustainable materials in our catalog.
Where are your products developed?
We support different designers specialised in natural home decor from all over the world. We currently work with designers in Asia, South America and Europe that offer beautiful and unique items that sustain home wellbeing. What's more, we continuously look to support more designers that consistently improve the quality and sustainability of the wellbeing spaces we offer to our customers.
How can I get in contact to contribute with Forest Homes?
If you would like to contribute with your art, particular talent or just want to give us some advice, just contact us here and let us know about you!
Where do you ship?
We ship our products to the countries listed bellow.
Republic of Ireland
United Arab Emirates
If you are interested in shipping to a different country, please proceed with purchase and insert the actual location. There might be price differences depending on the articles. In this case you will be notified at checkout. For more info, please read our shipping policy
How can I track my order?
After purchase, you will receive an e-mail notification with all the details of your order and your tracking number ID, which you will be able to use at any time to check your package's location. For more info refer to our shipping policy
How can I make a return?
Simply notify us via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org your order details (Your name, order number and date) and we will provide indications for return shipping. You can find this information in your account or in the confirmation e-mail sent at time of purchase. For more info, please read our return policy.
How much time do I have to make a return?
We have a 30-day return policy starting from the day you receive the package in your hands. After this, full refunds are not guaranteed. For more info, please read our return policy.
How can I contact Forest Homes?
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