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Sustainable Furnishings Council

Suites At Market Square - T-620, Top Floor

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Neighborhood: Market Square & Elm

The Sustainable Furnishings Council is a non-profit balanced coalition of industry players founded at High Point, NC in October 2006. We promote sustainable practices among manufacturers, retailers, and consumers alike.

The SFC recognizes the overwhelming scientific consensus that our world is experiencing dangerous global climate change. SFC members acknowledge the tremendous urgency, and take immediate steps to minimize carbon emissions, waste stream pollutants, un-recyclable content and primary materials from unsustainable sources from any product platform under their control. SFC members utilize Life Cycle Assessment as the best method for analyzing the environmental impact of their products, and a verifiable chain of custody as the only acceptable method for tracking wood flow. SFC members support the triple bottom line of PEOPLE - PLANET - PROFITS and leads the industry in developing awareness of best practices throughout their supply chains. Members accomplish this goal by increasing their purchases from suppliers that show continual improvement toward meeting our high standards.

Our goals are:
To raise awareness of the sustainability issue
To assist companies in adopting good practices
To serve as an information clearing house
To create a symbol of assurance for consumers

8am - 9am, October 19

OPEN SFC Membership Meeting: a breakfast discussion of The State of Sustainability in Home Furnishings


Suites at Market Square Seminar Room

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

Start your High Point Market with SFC. Join us for a breakfast discussion of The State of Sustainability in Home Furnishings. Get updates on current SFC initiatives including the Wood Furniture Scorecard, the "What's it made of?" Initiative, textile recycling efforts and more. Understand how getting involved will make a difference - to your business as well as to our future.

Speakers: Susan Inglis, Kathryn Richardson, Angie Kenny, Abby Overton

RSVP Required

4pm - 5pm, October 19

SFC's Wood Furniture Scorecard 2019, discussion and celebration


Cisco Brothers, Cisco’s Mill Village showroom, 1014 Mill Avenue

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

SFC celebrates the release of the 2019 Wood Furniture Scorecard with an engaging and informative discussion of the results, featuring not only THE top scoring company, Cisco Brothers, but also other Top Scorers, and representatives from the ENGO's that made it possible, including National Wildlife Federation and Forest Stewardship Council. The goal of the Wood Furniture Scorecard is to encourage furniture retailers, the industry’s greatest influencers, to implement robust wood sourcing policies and practices throughout their complex supply chains. Learn about the assessment criteria and why meeting them is a natural choice for companies interested in reducing risk and sustaining a healthy, as well as beautiful, future.

Speakers: Susan Inglis, Cisco Pinedo, Jason Grant

RSVP Required

10:30am - 11:30am, October 21

Biodiversity in Design


Zio Bios Creative, High Point Tile & Marble Building, 108-110 S. Elm Street, High Point

Neighborhood: Market Square and Elm

Shuttle Stop: 14 (Red/Green Line)

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, accelerating our efforts to save biodiversity.

Speakers: Susan Inglis, Dr. Susanna Paisley

Al Gore Inspires SFC

2016 Celebrating 10 years

SFC TEN Years, vol. 3

SFC TEN Years, Vol. 2

SFC TEN Years, vol. 1