Ukrainian-owned female startup designs Earth and people-friendly furniture
Three years ago Elina Ishchenko knew she was in for a challenge when she began transitioning her 2-year-old daughter from a co-sleeping environment to a "big girl" bed. The mom of three knew she had some personal requirement when it came to purchasing new bedroom digs for her kids.
"We were searching for a bed that would make the change as smooth as possible and was a hundred percent safe and non-toxic," explains Elina. "At that moment, we realized that eco-friendly furniture doesn’t really come with an affordable price tag as well as a few playfully designed items were available on the market."
Inspired to design her own furniture, Elina focused on exciting imaginations and contributing to a healthier, more sustainable home. Styles that wouldn't break the family budget either.
Living in Toronto, Elina sought to support her heritage and commission the designs from a factory in western Ukraine that supplies one of the biggest furniture retailers in the world.
"Since we’re a small company we don’t have such a heavy cost structure and we can actually afford to price our products fairly and not overcharge families for eco-friendly, sustainable materials.”
Elina's favorite design is the bunny chairs and table set.
"I adore that whimsical design and the combination of crisp white and natural wood colors. And I love it fits in literally every corner at home. We're constantly relocating the set.
The kids also love it - they use chairs to reach the high points at home (like the shelf above the fireplace and kitchen cabinets)."
So, why do families love Two Giraffes™ furniture?
The Designs are Adorable
The Two Giraffes™ products are made to turn kids’ rooms into their favorite place to hang out. Multifunctional and playful designs encourage open play, fun, and creativity. Just a perfect blend of functionality and fun.
Two Giraffes is Earth & People Friendly
Each piece is crafted with wood sourced from responsibly managed forests, protecting land and the animals who live there. The wood is kiln-dried and finger-splinted to ensure durability and minimize waste. The child-safe, water-based paints finish is hand-applied with packaging is FSC-certified and complies with the strict requirements.
Furniture Skillfully Made in Ukraine
Crafted with care in a family-owned factory with over 50 years of experience producing wooden furniture. All the parts are hand-polished. All corners and edges are softly rounded, making sure the customers get the highest quality and safe product.
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More about Two Giraffes:
Produced in a family-owned factory in the beautiful Ukrainian countryside, fulfilled from a warehouse in Florida, these whimsical house beds and bunny chairs sets are widely adored by the little tots and their grown-ups. All Two Giraffes™ furniture is made with sustainably harvested solid wood and finished with child-safe, water-based paints so the parents can rest assured their product is safe and contributes to a healthier home.