EVANSTON, IL ­- Environment Furniture, a designer and manufacturer of environmentally-conscience furniture, has secured $2.5 million of financing from its existing shareholders.

Environment plans to use the new funding to implement a growth strategy and strengthen its position in home furnishings with further investment in research and development, supporting its U.S.-based manufacturing, developing new product lines and expanding its collaboration with other like-minded lifestyle companies.

The company was founded in 2001, with an attention toward conscious consuming and respect for the planet. Environment operates four showrooms, a wholesale and hospitality division, and also does private label work for Crate & Barrel. 

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