In addition to curating for style fit, we also curate in accordance with government regulations and environmental sensitivity; when it comes to products made using materials from animals + other forms of wildlife, especially when those species are protected, endangered, or critically threatened but not yet protected by law. Please note that any state or federal law trumps any policy listed currently on Chairish or in the future.
Embargoed and Endangered Animals and Wildlife Products
The US Department of the Interior restricts the sale and transport of certain animal and wildlife products. Please refer to the US Fish & Wildlife Bureau Service website for the most up-to-date regulations. We have compiled a comprehensive list of materials we will not accept to be sold on Chairish. Please note that despite current federal laws, we will not permit the sale of specific materials even if proof of age can be validated. We never accept submissions containing elements of species protected under CITES.
If we suspect a product was made with any of the materials below (even if it is not specified in the listing’s description), we reserve the right to decline the item as a precautionary measure.
We will decline all submissions with elements of the following materials:
- Giant Clamshell
- Tortoise or Turtle Shell
- Crocodile or Alligator
- Rhino Horn
- Tiger Products
- Protected, endangered, and/or threatened insects
We accept 21st-century items containing the following materials if sellers are able to provide us with clear documentation to prove that the material was ethically sourced + compliant with all current Federal regulations.
- Animal hides
- Bone, horn, & tusk
- Petrified wood
We accept pre-21st century items made from the following materials, and only from species that are not protected or endangered.
- Bone, horn, & tusk
- All Rosewood species, including Jacaranda
Please forward any relevant documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org with photos and information on the item prior to submitting your listing for review.
Under The Lacey Act, it is unlawful to import into the United States any plant or plant product that was illegally harvested, or that lacks legal authorization. It also makes it unlawful to import certain products without a declaration.
Prior to listing an item on Chairish made from wood or any other plant matter, please ensure that it is compliant with the Lacey Act. Learn more here.
We are unable to accept items that we determine to be a potential safety concern, including but not limited to…
- Toys containing lead
- Live plants or soil
- Vessels containing liquid
- Cribs & highchairs
- Bunk beds
- Vessels containing medication, food or drink
- Willy Guhl plaster pieces made before 1980
- Items with excessive wear or rust
- Items that are not structurally sound
Please be aware that even if your listing fits within the criteria above, all submissions are reviewed for style fit by our curatorial team. We reserve the right to decline any additional animal/natural products not expressly mentioned, if they are deemed high-risk by our team. For additional information on what we will or won’t accept to be listed on Chairish, please visit our Curatorial Guidelines.