About AURA Modern Home
We're Here To Usher In a New Future
At AURA Modern Home, we're on a heartfelt mission to enrich your living spaces with high-quality, sustainable home goods, lighting, and appliances.
Nestled in the vibrant heart of Chicago, Illinois, our journey extends across the United States, bringing a touch of sustainability and care to homes far and wide.
We take immense pride in leading the charge toward a sustainable future, handpicking our partnerships with brands that resonate with our core values of transparency and integrity.
We're a community dedicated to helping you cultivate a home that not only looks good but feels right and does good, too.
What We're Doing Differently
At AURA, we're focused on partnering with suppliers who meet our four pieces of sustainability criteria.
We've developed this criteria (called our AURA Core 4) to help this industry move forward to more sustainable practices, and to celebrate the brands who are mindfully developing products that help the world become a better place.
Criteria #1: Responsibly Sourced Materials
AURA prides itself in partnering with suppliers who responsibly source at least 50%+ of their materials in production. We work closely with our partners to ensure that raw materials come from sustainable sources, like well-managed forests and recycled sources.
This approach helps to minimize our environmental impact and promote responsible forestry practices.
Criteria #2: Fair Labor Practices
Our suppliers provide a safe, inclusive, and ethical work environment for all employees.
They strictly adhere to fair labor practices, ensuring that workers receive fair wages, safe working conditions, reasonable working hours, no forced or child labor, and equal opportunities that include training and development.
By valuing employees and their well-being, partners not only create a positive work culture but also contribute to the economic growth and stability of the communities they operate in.
Criteria #3: Active Carbon Emission Reduction
Our partners' commitment to sustainability extends to minimizing their carbon footprint as much as possible. Our suppliers have found ways to reduce carbon emissions throughout their manufacturing process by implementing energy-efficient technologies (e.g. solar energy sources), upcycling or recycling manufacturing waste, securing eco-friendly transportation (optimizing transportation routes, consolidating shipments), and investing in renewable energy sources.
Criteria #4: Circular Economy Friendly
AURA embraces the concept of a circular economy, where waste is minimized, and resources are reused and recycled.
Our partners' furniture is designed with durability, longevity, and recyclability in mind, ensuring that products can be easily repaired, refurbished, or repurposed at the end of their lifecycle.
By having a circular approach, we can all contribute to a more sustainable future where waste is transformed into valuable resources.