Sustainable Furnishings Council to hold anniversary celebration
September 20, 2016,
EDENTON, N.C. – The Sustainable Furnishings Council will honor its 10th anniversary with a celebration set for the fall High Point Market.
Slated for Friday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m., at The Lofts at Union Square in High Point, the event will connect manufacturers, retailers, interior designers and affiliate partners who will be greeted by interior designer, home furnishings licensee and television personality Libby Langdon as master of ceremonies.
During the celebration — portions of which will be broadcast via Facebook Live — attendees will experience:
• A personalized recorded message from former U.S. Vice President and environmental advocate Al Gore, who will commemorate the Sustainable Furnishings Council’s accomplishments. The message will be introduced by Mitchell Gold of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.
• The announcement of the SFC’s #GetYourGreenOn design competition winners. This new design competition celebrates interior designers and firms who specify products of SFC manufacturer members.
• An announcement about a consumer-facing quality mark initiative that will help consumers find furniture that’s free of persistent organic pollutants, or POPs. The American Sustainable Business Council, the Center for Environmental Health and The New School/Parsons’ Healthy Materials Lab are among SFC's partners in leading this initiative. Guests at the event will be invited to join in taking a pledge to ask about POPs in products before they make a furniture purchase.
• An update from the World Wildlife Fund regarding its Wood Scorecard Project, which investigates how much the furniture industry knows about where its wood resources come from and identifies companies that have robust wood sourcing policies in place.
• A raffle offering luxury vacations, fine art, jewelry and other exciting prizes.
• Local and organic food prepared by 1618 On Location, a Greensboro, N.C.-based enterprise that also parks a food truck near Market at Suites at Market Square during High Point Market.
• Entertainment by Federico Pivetta & Friends, a local band that will play jazz and swing.
Attendees can register for the event at www.sustainablefurnishings.org.
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