While our own Queen Bee has flown off to Australia in search of all things "outback", her drones (ok, me) have received the good word that she has been asked to sit on yet another panel for sustainability. "The American Home Furnishings Alliance will hold its second annual Sustainability Summit which provides marketing intelligence for companies developing eco-friendly home furnishings. The AHFA is assembling a panel of retailers for "Bridging the Gap: Communicating Green at Retail." Among the participants will be Andy Thornton (our great friend!) of LaDifferÃ©nce
in Richmond, Va., and Peggy Burns
Ok, so we are pretty proud to offer eco-friendly furniture
and fabrics but how does this translate to the consumer In SO MANY WAYS!!! Not only can you feel good about buying furniture that was made locally and sustainably but you won't have to pay more for it. Many of our upholstery vendors offer eco-packages on their sofas and chairs and there's no upcharge for it. And where do most of our hardwood products come from You guessed it - New England. That means they don't have to be shipped across the country, which saves on fuel and pollution. Plus, our vendors, like Copeland Furniture
, use sustainably harvested wood from the American Northern Forest. All good things.
As we've said before, "we carefully research every new manufacturer before we put the Circle stamp on it. The environment, our local economy, it matters to us. It's our world and we have to take care of it"...So, if you're looking to be as green as you can be...check out one of our Circle locations