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Furniture Village

How ethical and sustainable is Furniture Village?

Furniture Village scored highly in The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Furniture Ratings Table. By ranking above our Ethical Benchmark the brand is eligible to submit itself for Ethical Accreditation.

If Furniture Village proposed they should be awarded Ethical Accreditation, we would have increased confidence in the brands’ wish to improve its ESG, CSR and sustainability initiatives. By doing this Furniture Village would be allowing The Good Shopping Guide to make further wider assessments and recommendations to improve the ethical standpoint of the company.

What is Furniture Village and what does it do?

One British furniture retailer is Furniture Village. It sells both online and at more than fifty of its locations, the first of which debuted in Abingdon. Slough serves as the company’s headquarters. In the UK, it is the biggest privately held furniture chain. Through its advertising, it has aimed to position quality as its competitive advantage over DFS rather than pricing.

Together with Cadogan Estates, Peter Harrison and David Imrie founded the business in 1989. In December 2001, Peter Harrison and the chain’s management received the 70% ownership that Cadogan Estates had previously owned. Furniture Village acquired three Conroys stores from the administrators in August 2002 in order to expand its footprint in North East England.

Where does Furniture Village score well as a brand ethically?

The brand received a top rating in assessment areas such as Human Rights, Environmental Reports, and not supporting or profiting from Nuclear Power and Armaments. For more information about how we rate and research brands, see The Good Shopping Guide’s methodology page.

How can Furniture Village improve its Ethical Rating?

The Good Shopping Guide used a plethora of criteria to determine if a brand is considered ethical and suitable for Ethical Accreditation. Furniture Village’s scores in each of its assessed areas is calculated based off of these criteria. In order to meet the requirements for Ethical Accreditation, Furniture Village has a few issues to solve including an opportunity to improve its Ethical Rating for its Timber Sourcing Policy and Environmental report.

Ethical performance in category


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  • Environmental Report


  • Nuclear Power


  • Timber Sourcing Policy


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations


  • Human Rights



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Other Criticisms


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