chemical fire retardants

Three rules for vintage shopping - the couch edition

Like many health and eco-conscious people, you may be trying to purchase your furniture used. I've even had friends say, well, can I avoid chemical fire retardants by buying used furniture? No, you need to watch out! In our first edition of the Vintage Shopping Guide, we provide three guidelines for buying used couches - advice that also applies to any used furniture with stuffing of some kind.