The Sustainable Furnishings Council will host and co-host several events at the upcoming High Point Market.
On Saturday, Oct. 19, SFC welcomes one and all to enjoy a light breakfast and discuss The State of Sustainability in Home Furnishings. SFC will also present updates on various initiatives, including the Wood Furniture Scorecard, “What’s it made of?” and others.
Oct. 19, 8-9 a.m., 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.
Oct. 19, 4-5 p.m., 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 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.
Oct. 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m., High Point Tile & Marble Building, 108-110 S. Elm Street.
SFC will also distribute its Guide to Green at High Point Market at all information booths and at the door of each building. These maps list SFC member companies, which are committed to sustainability.