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
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Virginian Pilot - 26Deec12 - Other than a bar called Greenies across the street and the Chesapeake Bay behind it, there wasn’t much “green” around First View Street in Ocean View before Cheryl Hahn set up shop.
Now, though, a wind turbine rises against the sky at her CozyPure store, and solar panels blanket the building’s front and roof.
Toxic Chemicals in Furniture Linked to Cancer and Other Health Risks: Unregulated toxic chemicals are unfair to manufacturers and retailers as well as consumers
In an age where every industry is going green, Robin Wilson has become a nationally recognized eco-friendly and healthy space interior designer. While there are many dimensions to Wilson’s trailblazing career, many of her efforts have focused on allergy and asthma-related issues and indoor air quality. The Austin, Texas native got her start working on the Lower Colorado River Authority, immersing herself in the Central Texas environmental issues of energy efficiency and water conservation.
Part memoir, part decorating book, this is the story of how acclaimed interior designer Thom Filicia renovated a fixer-upper in the Finger Lakes and turned it into a modern American home.
You are invited to a FREE presentation by Susan Inglis from the SFC at The Arrangement in Dallas on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 9:00 am. Breakfast will be provided! .1 CEU
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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.