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Sustainability Essentials Webinar: Why you should ask, “What’s it made of?”

Sourcing Products to Reduce Chemical Exposure - CEU-103184-R2

  image-20200325132818-1.pngASID Foundation

Why you should ask, "What's it made of?"
March 18, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm EST

Supported by the ASID Foundation Irene Winifred Eno Grant, the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) conducted research revealing how little interior designers know about harmful chemicals often found in home furnishings. With this webinar you will learn about the presence and the threat of the hazardous handful, including Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) like formaldehyde, flame retardants, highly fluorinated stain treatments, antimicrobials, and PVC, or vinyl. 

SFC's "What's it made of?" initiative is designed to encourage transparency in supply chains, with the goal of stimulating innovation towards the elimination of this handful of harmful chemicals most commonly found in furnishings, each of which is linked directly to harm to human health (as well as other life on our planet.) In this ceu accredited webinar you will learn where they occur, the harm they might be causing you, and how they continue to pollute in the long run - fortunately, you will also learn about alternative solutions available today and in the works.

Join us for practical advice, including checklists and other resources, to help you make informed decisions for your clients when selecting home furnishings. We will also answer other questions you may have about SFC's GREENleaders course, and about getting the most out of SFC membership.

Click HERE to view the recording!

March 18th, 2021 from 12:00 PM to  1:00 PM