9 Best Sustainable Sectionals & Modular Couches For 2024

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We’ve relaxed on sustainable sectionals with our families for years — these are our favorites that are eco-friendly, durable, and comfy.

Many of our most beloved childhood memories involve curling up on the couch with our parents or snuggling into their laps to watch movies or old home videos. And the sofa we most often remember cuddling on? A good ol’-fashioned sectional couch.

Sectional couches are modular sofa pieces that are bigger than loveseats or individual chairs; they’re perfect for lounging, entertaining, or just laying out across with a good book (guilty.) But these larger couches are sizable investments (ha!) and ones you’ll be using for years to come, which is why we’re bringing you the most sustainable sectional couches that live up to our standards.

What certifications should you look for in a sustainable sectional? 

When searching for a sustainable sectional, it’s important to consider various certifications and labels that ensure the piece meets environmental and ethical standards, and is safe for use in your home. Numerous sectionals and modular couches can harbor detrimental chemicals like flame retardants, formaldehyde, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which release into the air and can cause indoor air pollution. 

To avoid this, look for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certifications to verify responsible wood sourcing. Additionally, certifications like Cradle to Cradle, GREENGUARD, and OEKO-TEX Standard 100 ensure the product’s overall environmental, and health and safety performance. Fair Trade certification guarantees fair labor practices, while ISO 14001 certification indicates an effective environmental management system is met within the manufacturing process. By prioritizing these certifications, you can confidently select a sectional that aligns with your sustainability values and promotes environmentally conscious practices. 

P.S.: Check out the icons below each of our listed brands for the details on which certifications each of these sustainable furniture companies carry!

Our criteria:

Our editors have lived with and researched the top sustainable furniture brands for the past ten years. For this list, we’ve selected our favorite sustainable couches with certifications like OEKO-TEX and GREENGUARD to ensure you’re getting the best quality, eco-friendly materials on the market. We continually add new picks to the list that meet the criteria below.

  • SUSTAINABLE/ECO-FRIENDLY | These sectionals and modular couches are made using the finest materials that are sourced sustainably and ethically. You’ll find many of them carry certifications like FSC, GREENGUARD, OEKO-TEX, and even Fair Trade. 
  • DURABLE | Crafted to last long, each of these sustainable sectionals and modular couches use high quality, durable materials like hardwood, steel, and natural latex to deliver comfy, sink-free support that’ll hold up for years on end.
  • AFFORDABLE | We’ve included sectionals and modular couches that range in a variety of price points — including more affordable options to help us furnish our spaces while sticking to our budget.

For more eco-friendly home furnishing essentials, check out our guides to sustainable furniture, nontoxic rugs, and organic mattresses.

Best Overall | Most Affordable | Best Sleeper

1. Maiden Home

Best For | Luxury sectionals
Sustainability | Sustainably-sourced wood, made-to-order, ethical and local production, artisan-crafted using heritage techniques
Ships To | Lower 48 states & select provinces in Canada
Price Range | $4,000–$9,975+

Designed in New York and crafted in North Carolina, Maiden Home is all about quality, timeless design, and comfort. With a wide range of customizable sectionals, these luxury couches are made-to-order just for you. Choose from dozens of fabrics, configurations, and finishes for the splurge-worthy couch you’ve always wanted (the Muir sectional is our personal fave!). Delivery is ready in just weeks, and unlimited white glove delivery is available at a nominal fee. Maiden Home partners with Affirm for financing over 18 months.

Customer Review | “A flawless sofa! We cannot say enough good things about our new sofa. The bench cushion is fantastic for lounging the day away while the style and details of the piece give it an elevated and sophisticated appearance in our space. The overall design creates the simple, modern aesthetic we were hoping to create in our space. Can’t wait to add more pieces to our home!” – Anonymous (Read all reviews.)

2. Inside Weather

Best For | Pet- & kid-proof sectionals
Sustainability | Made in the USA, made-to-order, carbon-negative, biodegradable packaging
Ships To | Contiguous US
Price Range | $3,222–$6,627

Featured in the New York Times and Apartment Therapy, Inside Weather transforms what furniture shopping can look like. Instead of limited styles or questionable colors, nearly every part of Inside Weather’s collection is customizable. But don’t worry about delays; everything is made-to-order in California and sent off to you in a matter of days. We especially love that IW’s sectionals can fit anywhere from two to ten people comfortably and that the carbon-negative pieces come with a 365-day home trial or your money back.

Customer Review | “Been dreaming about this Bondi sofa for YEARS!!! Finally pulled the trigger and I am in LOVE. We have a year to try it so I will keep you posted. What I LOVE about it is that it is pet friendly, water resistant, machine washable, modular AND I can order covers in different colors! The sofette sectional is perfect for our small living space. The cushions are definitely wider than I pictured, which I love because it makes the sofa feel way bigger when you’re lounging. My dog jumped right up and found her spot! She approves!” – Fanny (Read all reviews.)

3. Sabai

Best For | Affordable made-to-order velvet sectionals
Sustainability | CertiPUR-US® certified foam, made in the USA, secondhand shop, made-to-order, closed-loop initiative
Ships To | US & Canada
Price Range | $1,695–$5,645

Kick back and relax on Sabai’s sustainable sectionals. This conscious furniture brand uses recycled velvet, upcycled polyester, certiPUR-US certified foam, and FSC certified wood for its gorgeously constructed couches, with seating for up to seven at once. Since each sofa is made-to-order, you can choose your preferred color and legs (wood or metal) without any off-gassing or toxic retardants. With a closed loop process and repair program, it’s no wonder Sabai’s sectionals are a Good Trade favorite. Editor loved and approved (check out the review!).

Editor Review | “This is a perfect couch for people with kids and pets! The recycled velvet is incredibly forgiving and stain-resistant. Spills, pet hair, pup claws—none of it is a match for the material.” – Kayti Christian (Read the full review.)

4. 7th Avenue

Best For | Cloud couch sectionals
Sustainability | PFAS-free DWR coating technology, FSC-certified, sustainably-sourced hardwood, OEKO-TEX Certified fabric
Ships To | Contiguous US
Price Range | $2,950–$10,400+

For a modular, family-friendly sectional that doesn’t compromise on style or sustainability, we love 7th Avenue (and so do hundreds of satisfied customers!). Their sectionals are versatile and chic, with deep seating for ultimate comfort. Water-repellent and stain-resistant, their cushion covers are also removable and washable. Down alternative is vegan, hypoallergenic, and cruelty-free, and their frames are made from FSC-certified solid wood (never composite wood or MDF) with sustainable steel reinforcements. Endlessly modular and adjustable, these babies are made to last. Read our 7th Avenue review here.

Editor Review | “While a bit more expensive ($2950+), 7th Avenue sofas will last a lifetime and are made to grow with you over time for long-term savings and sustainability.” – Kayti Christian (Read the full review.)

5. West Elm

Best For | Leather sectionals & sleepers
Sustainability | Sustainable & ethical practices, gives back, FSC certified wood, fair trade practices
Ships To | Worldwide
Price Range | $339–$13,493

West Elm carries the most expansive collection of sectionals on this list. From reversible sectionals to sleepers to modular designs, there is a couch for everyone. Most West Elm pieces are thoughtfully made with eco-friendly materials, and you can choose your exact configuration, width, depth, fabric, color, and leg style to match your space. Head to each product page to see the sectional specifications and sustainability features—like “handcrafted by artisans,” “using FSC certified wood,” and more. West Elm offers financing payment plans.

6. Jackfruit

Best For | Lifetime materials
Sustainability | Sustainable Iroko hardwood, CertiPUR-US® memory foam core, recycled water, OEKO-TEX certified, PFAS-free
Ships To | Contiguous US
Price Range | $4,430–$16,555

Jackfruit builds sustainable furniture solutions that’ll keep your modular couch in pristine condition for 50-100 years! (We’re mind blown too. 🤯) Their Iroko hardwood frames are designed to endure the most, eliminating the need for frequent replacements. The modular design of these couches also allows for versatile configurations, while the non-toxic liquid and stain-resistant performance fabrics ensure easy maintenance. Jackfruit’s cushions and pillows are filled with recycled, cruelty-free synthetic down alternative and CertiPUR-US® memory foam for sustainable comfort, (which are complemented by their washable covers for convenient cleaning). Additionally, the fabrics are abrasion-resistant, mold and mildew-resistant, and free from chemicals. It’s everything you want and more in a sectional. 

Customer Review | “Our experience was great! We had white glove service and well worth it. The men put the furniture together in no time and cleaned up everything. The couch fits our space really well. The furniture is beautiful, the fabric is amazing and I’m so glad we got the covers. It was 42 degrees outside when we first tried them out. Oh so comfy and better than expected. We love laying on them next to our outdoor fire. We love that they are wide enough that we can snuggle next to each other as we could not do that on our other couch. Best decision we ever made.” – Debra D. (Read all reviews.)

7. Medley

Best For | Natural latex sectionals
Sustainability | No chemicals or fire retardants, upcycled & organic materials, supports environmental initiatives, CertiPUR-US® memory foam, made in the USA
Ships To | Worldwide
Price Range | $4,430–$9,357

Medley’s sectionals bring modern sophistication and comfort to your living room with its deep-seat design that’s perfect for relaxation. Handcrafted in the USA and customization-friendly, you can choose everything from filling and fabric to dimensions and leg style. The sectional features a padded frame and loose seat cushions made with highly durable CertiPUR-US®️-Certified poly foam, offering lasting shape and comfort. All cushions and pillows are flippable (except chaise pieces) and feature removable zippered covers for spot cleaning, with some fabrics being machine washable for added convenience. Medley prioritizes ethical and environmentally-friendly materials, ensuring a healthier home and planet, while sourcing fabrics known for their durability and ease of cleaning. With White Glove service available for delivery and easy returns, Medley will complement your lifestyle needs with style.

Customer Review | “I was hesitant to order a sofa online without having sat on it or even look at it in person. Because of Medley’s great satisfaction guarantee policy I figured it was low risk and ordered the Mota XL. It was 100% worth the wait. The materials are beautiful and the craftsmanship is impressive. I looked at countless furniture stores and not one sofa came close to comparing. I feel better knowing I purchased a safer solution for a healthier home as well. Bravo!” – Brandon M. (Read all reviews.)

8. Clad Home

Best For | Customizable colorful sectionals
Sustainability | Handcrafted by artisans in Los Angeles, hand selected pure-aniline leathers, ethically-made
Ships To | Contiguous US
Price Range | $5,420–$6,220+

Clad Home offers a Custom Concierge Program for those seeking truly unique furniture pieces in their home. For a $500 fee, you’ll be paired with a dedicated designer who will guide you through their entire custom furniture design and ordering process. Upholding ethical standards, all Clad Home furniture is handcrafted in Los Angeles, prioritizing fair labor practices, environmental sustainability, and quality control. Committed to social justice, the brand also donates a portion of profits to anti-racist initiatives and partners with One Tree Planted to support environmental conservation. With a focus on transparency and inclusivity, your home will feel complete with these gorgeous, custom sectional builds.

9. Urban Natural

Best For | Sleeper sectionals 
Sustainability | Sustainable & ethically-sourced materials, handmade in the USA, CertiPUR-US® certified, FSC-certified wood, OEKO-TEX certified vegan options available
Ships To | US
Price Range | $3,510–$27,633

Urban Natural’s collection of one-of-a-kind sectionals gives you access to numerous styles and colors all in one place. As a marketplace with tons of options to choose from, you’ll conveniently find the sustainable features of each brand written under each product. Urban Natural ensures that each one of their partnered brands contains at least three of their five values: Ethically sourced; handcrafted; made with organic materials; made sustainably; and made in the USA. So, if you’re on the hunt for trending styles made ethically and sustainably, or sleeper sectionals you can configure to your liking, this is the place to check out!

Featured image is by The Good Trade.