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Libby Langdon

Libby Langdon is an Interior designer, author, product designer and makeover television personality, as well as the creative force behind New York City-based design firm, Libby Interiors, Inc. She is fast becoming known for her growing collections of branded home furnishings for Crystorama Lighting, outdoor furniture for North Cape and indoor/ outdoor rugs for KAS rugs.

Samantha Morrissey

Samantha leads the global forestry supply chain and advisory work for Rainforest Alliance’s Markets Transformation team.  In this role, she engages with companies to develop and implement sustainable sourcing practices and commitments across commodities and sectors linked to deforestation to reduce risk, drive impact in the field, improve livelihoods and protect the environment.  Before taking on this role Samantha spent over 6 years auditing and gaining valuable field experience in chain of custody at every l

Erika Heet, Secretary

Erika Heet is the Editor-in-Chief of Interiors magazine. She is the former Los Angeles Editor of Dwell and the former Editorial Director of Dwell on Design and spent eight years as a senior editor at Architectural Digest. Her work has appeared in 1stdibs.com’s Retrospective magazine, the Berkeley Fiction Review and Sierra Magazine.

Kathryn Richardson, President

Kathryn has been the VP of Sales for Libeco Inc. since early 2007 and has a passion for natural fibers and empowering employees to reach their greatest potential. She has held management positions in the retail and wholesale textiles industry with companies such as F. Schumacher, Williams-Sonoma Inc., and Revman International.  She is an active member of WithIt and a current Board Member of ITA, the non-profit organization sponsoring Showtime, the largest wholesale textiles show in North America.

Jeronimo Cooklin, Ex-oficio

Jeronimo Cooklin founded the Sustainable Furnishings Council to transform the home furnishings Industry and to help preserve the world’s forests.  Involved in the furniture Industry since 1986 and in Sustainable Development since 1998, he put these two together to form SFC in late 2006.  Founder of PaTS, a Peruvian nonprofit org in the Peruvian Amazon working since 2000 with Yanesha indigenous community members to become artisans and business people to create a sustainable living for their families while preserving their forests.  Founded MaderArt & Tecnologia SAC,

Mitchell Gold

In 1989, Mitchell Gold and his business partner, Bob Williams, created a furniture company in Taylorsville, North Carolina (www.mgbwhome.com). Today, Gold and Williams head a nationally recognized company with over 750 employees and a 700,000-sq.-ft. factory with a family friendly-work environment that includes an on-site not-for-profit daycare center (the first of its kind in the residential furniture industry).

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