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Wood Recycling Made Easy

Did you know there is a nationwide scheme set up to help people recycle and reclaim wood? Here at Empatika we’re all for recycling and re-using, so we thought we’d share his useful information with you. The National Community Wood Recycling Project (NCWRP) is an initiative which was set up back in 2003, with [...]

Chemicals in Your Home: The Truth

Like most people, you probably haven’t given a second thought to the amount of unnatural materials and chemicals in your home. From furnishings such as carpets and mattresses to plastic children’s toys, you’ll be shocked to find out that almost everything in your home could be giving off harmful gases. It’s a process called [...]

170 Million Hectares of Forest to be Lost by 2030

This week we’d like to draw your attention to a report sent to us by the WWF which holds devastating news. Up to 170 million hectares of forest could be destroyed by 2030, and more than 80% of the deforestation could take place in just 11 places around the globe. These areas have been [...]

How Biophilic Design Can Boost Wellbeing in the Home

Biophilia is the name bestowed to the inherent connection between man and nature. It has been well documented that when human beings have access to their natural environments, including natural light, spaciousness and greenery, they flourish in every respect - including physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Human beings interact with their environments and it [...]

2018-07-17T08:28:54+00:00By |Inspiration, Sustainability|

Introducing The Eco-Friendly Car Made From Hemp

For many, the term eco-friendly is still seen as a bit of a trend. Something that only eco-warriors or the very rich partake of. Now, the move towards eco-friendly developments has taken a turn in a stunning new direction. Owing to the versatility of hemp, renowned for its uses as a medicine, fuel, fabric [...]

2018-07-17T08:28:55+00:00By |Inspiration, Sustainability|

Introducing You to EarthBorn

When people come to our website to look at our eco-friendly options, they are almost always intrigued by the section outlining Earthborn paints. We thought we’d take the time to introduce you to our range of eco-friendly paints for the environmentally conscious amongst you in order to outline their advantages and inspire you to [...]

Why Eco-Friendly Is Essential

For some, the eco-friendly wave is a thoughtful trend. In today’s world, we need to transform the short-term trendiness into endurance. The ramifications of rampant manufacturing and consumerism have in unison caused some dramatic disturbances to our environment. Here, we outline some of the consequences of such thoughtless practice as a sombre reminder that [...]

2018-07-17T08:28:55+00:00By |Eco Materials, Sustainability|

Danish Student Tries Hand At Eco-Friendly Architecture

By now, we all know that the world is crying out for eco-friendly designs. Fortunately, such concepts may now be the thing of the future. Danish student Konrad Wójcik has been working on various concepts, developing gorgeously designed, fully functional ideas for homes that will leave no environmental footprint. We can already hear the [...]

2018-07-17T08:28:55+00:00By |Inspiration, Sustainability|

Brighten up your home with Mother Nature’s favourite accessory

Plants are an integral part of the planet as we know it and without them, the human race would categorically cease to exist. While plants are generally associated with the natural environment, many people don’t realise that they also make fantastic interior accessories. Below are three of our favourite reasons why every living space [...]

2018-07-17T08:28:55+00:00By |Inspiration, Sustainability|

Want to know where we get our wood? A look into our sustainable Irish forest

With the world’s rainforests subject to the ever increasing threat of permanent destruction, it is crucial for contemporary consumers to make responsible choices when it comes to buying wooden products such as furniture and building materials. As an eco-friendly company, Empatika is dedicated to using environmentally sustainable materials and sources all its wood from [...]