Edenton, NC – LEE Industries, manufacturing superior quality upholstered furniture in North Carolina, has been awarded Gold Exemplary Recognition by the Sustainable Furnishings Council for its deep environmental commitment and exemplary implementation of a range of best practices for sustainability. The company completed the rigorous process of demonstrating compliance with SFC’s Exemplary Manufacturer Requirements, submitting audited evidence of achievements in operations, in production, and in outreach to attain recognition at the Gold level. LEE is the only Gold Exemplary upholstery co
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SFC is proud to announce that Executive Director Susan Inglis has been selected by the Environmental Protection Agency to serve on the Furniture Panel for review of the Draft Guidelines for Product Environmental Performance Standards and Ecolabels for Voluntary Use in Federal Procurement pilot.
SFC will host its popular Sustainable Style progressive breakast tour to six member showrooms, beginning with a presentation to answer that most-frequently-asked question, "What are sustainable furnishings, anyway?" Showrooms on the tour include Cisco Brothers, Feizy, Naturepedic, Home Trends & Design, Peninsula Home, and Jeffan.
SFC is pleased to be celebrating the adoption of a sustainable procurement ordinance in Minneapolis, with a press conference and awards event at SFC member Martin Patrick 3. The event will celebrate SFC members Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, and Room & Board as well as Pat Shea, City of St. Cloud Public Works Director, and Hon. Cam Gordon, Chairman, Minneapolis Council Environment Committee for their leadership in best practices for sustainability.
Dwell on Design LA, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, is America’s Largest Design Event. Last year, over 30,000 people attended this 3-day modern home show where you can see cutting-edge modern products, hear from design industry leaders, and interact with thousands of experts in the field of design and beyond.
The annual Home Furnishings Networking Conference brings together retailers, vendors and manufacturers from across the nation to learn, connect and have fun. This year the conference includes SFC programming to help forward-thinking companies achieve a profitable, sustainable advantage, because accelerating the adoption of sustainable business solutions offers the greatest opportunity for establishing a competitive business advantage in the 21st century. These dynamic sessions, among others, help you achieve a profitable, sustainable advantage.
The only comprehensive Guide to find sustainable companies at High Point Market is the SFC Guide to Green. Download it to your mobile device and refer to while you walk around the market.
Consensus-based sustainable procurement has its roots in 1991 at the first US Green Building Council Board Meeting where life cycle assessment (LCA) standards were initiated to start regulating global supply chain environmental impacts. As a result, the market for sustainable products is growing.
The Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) was pleased to host a luncheon during High Point Market for Underwriter Laboratories (UL) to announce a new research project. Dr. Marilyn Black, director of UL, Inc. announced a project that will reveal what chemicals are used in making a given upholstered chair, which of those chemicals are present when the chair reaches the consumer, and how those potentially harmful chemicals enter our bodies, if they do.