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Sustainable Furnishings Council Announces Winners of #GetYourGreenOn Interior Design Competition

Paola McDonald of Olamar Interiors takes top prize, the Sustainable Design Excellence Award; three category winners and two finalists celebrated during SFC’s 10th Anniversary Gala; #GetYourGreenOn winners to headline interior design discussion on Jan. 22, 2017, during Las Vegas Market

Edenton, NC – Five interior designers received top honors in the Sustainable Furnishings Council’s inaugural #GetYourGreenOn competition, which was fêted Oct. 21 in conjunction with the SFC’s 10th Anniversary Celebration at High Point Market.

Sustainable Furnishings Council Announces the Celebration of a Decade

Sustainable Furnishings Council was founded in High Point in 2006, in what was then the South Cone showroom, to raise awareness of environmental issues that the home furnishings industry impacts, help companies reduce environmental footprint, and help shoppers find preferable products.  Having made progress on all these fronts, the group is marking the occasion with several new initiatives, and with a party in the same space where it all began.  The entire industry is invited to be there.

SFC and 23 Other Diverse Business Groups Defend Clean Power Plan; Court Brief Says Plan Protects Businesses and Economy from Climate Change

Edenton, NC — Recently, 25 business groups including the Sustainable Furnishings Council, announced that they are filing a friend of the court brief (an “amicus brief”) in support of the national Clean Power Plan, the strongest action to-date for addressing climate change.  These groups represent a broad range of industries and regions nationwide.

Using “Green” to Market Products Not the Best Way to Reach Green-Minded Consumers Other Findings of New Study Confirm Concerns on Environmental Issues Inside and Outside the Home, and the Actions Being Taken to Address Them

2016 research sponsored by 


MINNEAPOLIS (March 31, 2016) — Room & Board, a Minneapolis-based retailer 
offering modern American-made furniture and accessories, today announced its 
opposition to the passage of HB2 in the North Carolina General Assembly. 
“HB2 is contrary to Room & Board’s principles and values. The law will negatively 
impact the home furnishings industry, which is a significant contributor to the state’s 


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