To ensure the company is holding itself to global
best practices and standards for sustainability,
it is pursuing Petal Certification through the
Living Building Challenge (LBC), issued by
the International Living Future Institute (ILFI).
As part of this process, Etsy has vetted more
than 1,500 items in the space to avoid toxic or
harmful chemicals — having conversations with
manufacturers about how their items were made,
ranging from the paint on the walls to the flame
retardants in the upholstery.