Fast Furniture: A Wallet-friendlier Option or a Scam?

May 17, 2021

A simple “fast furniture” Google search results in various websites boasting numerous dealers and furniture stores all over the six emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). But what even is fast furniture?

Fast furniture,” a term borrowed from the fashion industry and the increasingly popular term “fast fashion,” refers to the furniture manufactured quickly and cheaply. The furniture is produced in large quantities consequently resulting in a smaller lifespan (1-5 years) and weaker durability. According to interior design company Design Excellence, the furniture is purposely made to break in time to follow constantly evolving trends. The furniture is usually too withered and broken down for rejuvenation at a repair shop nor can it be reused, repurposed, or recycled. In Dubai alone, the Dubai Municipality records that the majority of the 1150 tons of waste they collect a year is furniture waste that ultimately ends up in landfills. Some of our favorite household name companies, such as Ikea, offer glitzy on-trend fast furniture options boasting cheap price tags. These pieces, however, die down within a couple of years. From juice spills to nail polish stains to cat scratches, minor everyday actions eventually wear down the pieces within, at most, a couple of years. Replacing these furniture pieces usually calls for the same price originally spent on the first piece. 

Although ethically and sustainably better for the environment and our future generations, the move to long-lasting durable furniture is a costly one, requiring up-front money drops not open to every household situation. With Hala, get ready to insure either your fast furniture piece or your high-end luxury, whatever your personal story is, let Hala save you money in the long term.

For fast furniture users, let us save you the full-price tag and help lessen the sustainable strain of fast furniture by being the first to join our waiting list! For those ready to make the switch to an eco-friendlier (and wallet-friendlier in the long term) option, this is where you’ll find us.

We want you to know first!

Subscribe to our exclusive mailing list and get the freshest guides from the hala team

You may also like

Copy link
Powered by Social Snap