Thrifting home decor is the ultimate recycling or, at least, that is how I feel about it.
I think thrifting and shopping vintage definitely qualifies as a sound, sustainable practice. Items are kept out of landfills and impulse purchases of trendy items are hopefully reduced. It is educating to see vintage and antique items that have been around a long time and were well used but are still be viable, desired even.
One of the things that I feel checks all the sustainability boxes is thrifted bamboo furniture.
"Eco-friendly, strong and stunning, bamboo is ideal for creating sustainable furniture. Bamboo grows rapidly, requires no chemicals to thrive, offers maximum strength and durability and shines in its warm, rich tones. Bamboo creates eco-friendly furniture of the finest magnitude." via
I don't think you could find a better argument than above for bamboo furniture's many earth friendly qualities but when you add in thrifting that piece of furniture then you add in another positive layer.
Vintage bamboo items are proof that not only is bamboo easily and responsibly replenished but it lasts and has style and appeal that spans the decades. If you think it is 'trendy' right now then, yes, it is popular with lots of people in lots of styles but bamboo furniture is a classic. Cultivating and building with bamboo can be traced back 7,000 years. There are examples of many styles of bamboo furniture in many different cultures.
I love when I find an amazing vintage or secondhand bamboo piece for my home. I love its qualities, warmth, and texture.