Repair, DON'T Replace

Jun 07, 2024 Kelly McGeehan

Here’s an industry secret: Most modern furniture is not built to last, even from brands that promote sustainability. In fact, 12 million tons of furniture end up in landfills each year, a 450% increase from 1960. 

We don’t want to contribute to this statistic, which is why we design our furniture with forever in mind. We understand that life happens, and your needs and style evolve over time. With our Repair Don’t Replace program, your Sabai furniture can grow, transform, and ultimately stick with you through life’s big moments (+ mishaps).

What Is Repair Don’t Replace? 

Repair Don’t Replace, or RDR, is one of our waste-combatting initiatives. By offering components, whether for replacement or style alterations, you can extend your furniture’s life by keeping it fresh and adaptive as you grow. 

We’re here for the moments, memories, and even at times — unexpected mishaps. With our Repair Don’t Replace program, we aim to keep the family together (AKA you + your fav piece of furniture of course)! We don’t anticipate you’ll need RDR, we hope you never do! But it's here for the serious chewers, terrible two-ers, and all of life’s sudden surprises.

Why Might I Need RDR? 

Repair Don’t Replace comes in handy when life happens. Our products are designed for repairability and have replaceable parts to minimize waste. However, sometimes you’re just in the mood for something new! Here are some situations where RDR may be right for you: 

  • Your sofa became your toddler’s canvas. [We have fresh throw pillow covers for you.] 
  • Your family or home is growing and you need some extra seats. [Our sofa expansion kit can solve that.]
  • Your puppy found his new favorite chew toy, aka, your sofa legs. [Don’t worry, we have more where that came from.]  
  • You’re revamping your space and want to switch up the room’s color scheme. [Our slipcovers have got you covered, pun intended.] 

So, What Components Can You Replace? 

RDR offers little fixes for a longer life and cosmetic components to refresh your furniture. 

In our Essential line, you can replace slipcovers, legs, arms, cushions, railings, and more. We also offer expansion kits to transform your sofa or loveseat into a sectional. 

For our Elevate collection, we offer cushion insert and cover options, as well as a mattress topper to convert your sofa into a sleeper!

And for Evergreen, you can choose new slipcovers for both the sofa body and cushions. 

With Repair Don’t Replace, your sofa grows with you. The best way to see everything our program has to offer is by exploring its virtually endless options. Or, you can come back to this page when life happens. We’ll be here when you need us.

Shop the Essential Sofa

The Essential Sofa in Recycled Velvet
The Essential Sofa in Recycled Velvet


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