Etsy decorated its new office with furniture it bought on Etsy - Brooklyn


Apr. 17, 2017 12:14 pm

Etsy decorated its new office with furniture it bought on Etsy

According to one building-certification group, it's the largest, greenest office building in the world.
Inside Etsy’s Dumbo headquarters.

Inside Etsy's Dumbo headquarters.

(Photo courtesy of Etsy)

Etsy announced last week that its new global headquarters in Dumbo is super environmentally conscious.

The building achieved the Living Building Challenge “Petal” certification from the International Living Future Institute, making it the largest building in the world with a certification for greenness that high.

The company shared some interesting factoids about how it got the building that green, including that it furnished the office with furniture hand-made by people who sell on Etsy.

We only used wood that was invasive, salvaged, reused, or sourced from responsibly managed forests (Forest Stewardship Council certified). We installed solar panels on our roof to help power our building. We surrounded workstations with greenery and took steps to ensure that the air quality inside is even better than it is outside. We also filled the space with art and furniture made responsibly and sustainably by local artists and Etsy sellers.

Read the full post

We recently covered Etsy’s focus on hiring a racially diverse and gender-equitable staff. Of Etsy’s overall employee totals, more than half are women (53.9 percent to be exact, in addition to the half-percent of staff who identify in some way other than the gender binary, according to a statement given to Even at leadership levels, a chronic challenge for gender diversity, the company is split evenly.

Companies: Etsy
Already a contributor? Sign in here
Connect with companies from the community
New call-to-action


Vote for 2017’s best in the Brooklyn Awards

ERA to host Brooklyn pitch competition

Meet EEVO, the startup that wants to make creating VR easy



You can win up to $360,000 at the WeWork Creator Awards


Vistar Media

Sr. Software Engineer

Apply Now


Vistar Media

Front End Engineer

Apply Now

Philadelphia, PA - Center City


Business Architect

Apply Now

3 Brooklyn startups make semifinals of 43North competition

Gimlet Media signs 10-year lease in Downtown Brooklyn

Why a giant aerospace conglomerate is opening a $300 million innovation lab in Dumbo



Explore how diverse teams build dynamic products with Dev Bootcamp


Philadelphia Home

Social Media Catalyst

Apply Now

Baltimore, Brooklyn, D.C., Delaware, Philadelphia

Vistar Media

Software Engineer

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Brooklyn

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!