Increasingly more consumers want to do the right thing for the environment by purchasing what they see as responsible products, including furniture. This can include refraining from buying Asian imports that might carry too large a carbon footprint, whether lead painted, melamine tainted or not. Palecek, a company involved in sustainable furniture made from rattan, abaca and bamboo since the mid-1970s, has now gotten into reclaimed woods from housing, crating and boats in its newly introduced Driftwood Collection. Sustainable design, while not a concept completely in the eye of the beholder, does carry a variety of definitions. Harden Furniture uses Preserve bio-based foam from Hickory Springs Manufacturing Co and some eco-textiles. Fabric and leather were the obvious and visible components in furniture to address the green concern. Consumer demand for eco-friendly fabrics is growing at a steady pace. The future of green design is assured by its very necessity.