CHAPEL HILL, NC – The Sustainable Furnishings Council announced today it has named its 2013 Officers of the Board. Steve Freeman of Room and Board serves as President, Robin Wilson of Robin Wilson Home serves as Vice-President, Greg Harden of Harden Furniture serves as Treasurer, and Peggy Burns of Circle Furniture serves as Secretary. Other new appointments to the Board include Amy Smith of WWF/GFTN and Norman Coley of Lee Industries. SFC Board members take responsibility for the organization’s mission, developing goals annually and ensuring that program
HIGH POINT, N.C. – Gat Creek, a West Virginia-based producer of hand-crafted, solid wood furniture and Sustainable Furnishings Council Silver Exemplary Member, received the 2012 Sage Award for environmental excellence today.
The Sage Awards were launched in 2008 by the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) to seek out and spotlight environmental innovators from whom others in the home furnishings and bedding industries can learn. The competition is open to retail, manufacturing and supplier companies in both the furniture and bedding industries.
Peggy Grossman of OEcoTextiles presented the implications of textile manufacturing in a webinar in September. Read about the environmental impact of textile manufacturing and learn how you can be a smart consumer.
Interior designers in Virginia used a Habitat for Humanity ReStore to create amazing room displays for the Home Show at the Dulles Expo Center in Metro Washington, D.C. Shopping exclusively in a local ReStore, which sells gently used and donated household material, designers crafted an urban-chic loft room, a British Colonial/West Indies-inspired master bedroom suite, and a beach room to rival anything in the finest resort homes.
June 29, 2012, Wash., DC. Leading companies and service provider Members of the Lacey Due Care
National Consensus Committee committed to provide their first legally binding certifications of compliance
to the Standard by this July: Shaw Hardwood, Columbia Forest Products, Kimberly-Clark, Knoll Furniture,
Martin Guitar, and Staples with assistance from Forest Based Solutions, Jason Grant Consulting,
Rainforest Alliance, and Scientific Certification Systems. The Standard was unanimously approved.