Sustainable Furnishings Council to Host Several Events at High Point Market

  •    Author: Mike Jasfer

 The Sustainable Furnishings Council announced that it will host and co-host several events at the fast-approaching High Point Furniture Market.
 
On Saturday, October 19, SFC welcomes one and all to enjoy a light breakfast and discuss The State of Sustainability in Home Furnishings.  We will also present updates on various initiatives, including the Wood Furniture Scorecard, “What’s it made of?”, and others.  Get involved and make a difference — to your business and to our future! 
October 19, 8am – 9am, Suites at Market Square, Top Floor Seminar Room.
 
Halting deforestation is critical.  Which furniture companies are working to protect forests around the world?  SFC celebrates them with the release of the 2019 Wood Furniture Scorecard!  We’ll have a lively and informative discussion of the results, featuring THE top scoring company: Cisco Brothers.  Also attending will be representatives of other Top Scoring companies, and representatives from the ENGO’s that made it possible: the National Wildlife Federation and the Forest Stewardship Council.  Speakers include Cisco Pinedo of Cisco Brothers; Jason Grant, consultant to National Wildlife Federation; and Roger Taylor, US South Regional Manager for Forest Stewardship Council.  SFC Executive Director Susan Inglis will moderate. 
October 19, 4pm – 5pm, Cisco’s Mill Village showroom, 1014 Mill Avenue.
 
Sustainable Furnishings Council and Zoe Bios Creative co-host a discussion with Dr. Susanna Paisley on Biodiversity in Design.  Dr. Paisley is a Conservation Biologist and also the founder of her own wallpaper and textile company, Newton Paisley. She established the company not only to provide us with beautiful surfaces, but also to tell the stories of neglected and endangered species. Learn why that matters, and how working with SFC can enhance your choices in products and projects.  Help save earth’s biodiversity! 
October 21, 10:30am – 11:30am, High Point Tile & Marble Building, 108-110 S. Elm Street.
 
While in High Point, be sure to pick up your copy of SFC’s Guide to Green at High Point Market!  These helpful maps list SFC Member companies, which are committed to sustainability.  Available at all information booths and at the door of each building.
 
Other important news!  SFC presents our GREENleaders Certified Sustainability class in Minneapolis in November.  Become a Green Accredited Professional and grow your earth-friendly home furnishings business. 
 
Even more important news: SFC is hiring!  They’re looking for an Administrative Assistant, based in High Point, NC.  For information, write to admin@sustainablefurnishings.org.
The Sustainable Furnishings Council promotes healthy environments inside and out.  We provide comprehensive information on environmental, safety, and health issues in the home furnishings industry.  We champion initiatives that improve products and processes. The SFC and its Members work to address sustainability and social issues, and to offer clear information to consumers, the media, and other partners

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