Our Environmental and Social Mission
To conserve forests and artistic woodworking while providing our customers with the best selection, value, quality and service available for vermont made wood furniture.
Vermont Woods Studios furniture began when a talented group of world-class furniture makers, working independently from small studios scattered across Vermont, came together to share their passions both for excellence in craftsmanship and for sustainable forestry. Together we have created a community of eco friendly luxury furniture makers and environmentalists dedicated not only to beauty and quality in our craft, but also to the preservation of our natural environment. For each furniture order, we plant one tree as part of The Nature Conservancy's Plant a Billion Trees Initiative.
Environmental and Social Responsibility
Vermont Woods Studios supports the Forest Stewardship Council and their commitment to sustainable forest management principles. We are also involved with many nonprofit organizations to lend our support for projects promoting sustainable forestry and the protection of endangered forest species. Vermont Woods Studios is a founding member of the Sustainable Furniture Council, an industry group working to promote forest stewardship and environmental preservation particularly in the world's rapidly disappearing rainforests.
Local Economy Support: Our furniture maker’s workshops range in size from a single craftsman to shops employing a dozen or more as well as larger Vermont furniture makers (such as Lyndon Furniture and Copeland Furniture) that are important Vermont employers. Sourcing hardwoods locally grown and harvested provides incomes to tree farmers, loggers, sawmill operators, transportation companies, and numerous other regional service industries. In a time where many products sources are unknown or imported it is nice to know we all have the option to support small domestic economies.
We are proud to be one of the few USA furniture companies offering exclusively 100% Made in America furniture. To stay updated on our social and environmental mission visit the environmental section of our blog.
Community Involvement: Our staff enjoys getting out of the office or shop from time to time and working with our neighbors on good causes that help the community. Currently we're involved in a couple volunteer efforts to raise money for flood victims of Hurricane Irene.
Feel Good about Your Furniture
Join us and feel good, not only about the quality of the furniture that you buy, but also about its impact on the world around us.
Plant a Billion Trees
Vermont Woods Studios supports the Nature Conservancy's Plant a Billion Trees Project. Vermont Woods Studios was founded to help protect trees and forests around the world, and we enthusiastically support this project. We plant a tree for each order we take.
Who We Support
Vermont Woods Studios is committed to giving back to our community, both local and global. We support many non-profit organizations dedicated to bettering our world through forest conservation. We believe that it is essential for businesses like ours to allocate a portion of profits to support non-profit organizations that make a positive change around the world. Below are some of the organizations we've contributed to.
|Rainforest Alliance||Sustainable Furniture Council||Forest Stewardship Council||Rainforest Partnership|
|VINS||Ocean Conservancy||The Audubon Society||The Wildlife Society|
|Defenders of Wildlife||The Nature Conservancy||Heifer International||Child Fund International|
|Vermont Center for Ecostudies||Vermont Family Forests||Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center BEEC||Northeast Wilderness Trust|