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Experts make case for spending more on responsibly created kid’s furnishings
By Jennifer White Karp | July 12, 2015 10:00AM

From Luxury Listings NYC: It may seem counterintuitive to urge parents to seek out objects of quality and permanence, like upholstered furniture, even fine art, to go in — of all places — a child’s room. After all, children are the very opposite of permanence, capable of outgrowing sneakers before a season is over, to the eternal frustration of parents everywhere.

But what’s often available from manufacturers in today’s throwaway world can be shoddy and even harmful to the environment, and last about as long as a pair of sneakers. So choosing quality furnishings means, in many cases, choosing furnishings that are also ethically made and environmentally safe. [more]