Vermont Woods Studios in the News

Peggy Farabaugh
Conscious Connection Magazine interviews VWS Owner, Peggy Farabaugh

After weathering hurricane Katrina and losing her teaching job at Tulane because of flooding, she did what any social entrepreneur would do — start a company to save the planet. But it was her deep passion for Vermont’s furniture industry and sustainable forestry that fueled her often challenging rise to success.

Now Peggy is the Founder & Chief Executive Believer at Vermont Woods Studios where she’s grown the company exponentially towards fulfilling their mission of raising environmental awareness.

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Entrepreneur
Vermont Woods Studios Reuses Discarded Plastic to Make its Patio Furniture

Entrepreneur Magazine.'Reduce, Reuse, Refresh.' Vermont Woods Studios reuses discarded plastic for their patio furniture, eliminating the need for the regular upkeep required of outdoor wood furniture.

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Woodworking Network
Woodworking Network. 'Mass Appeal for Master Craftsmen: Vermont Woods Studios

The woodworkers are part of a network cultivated by Vermont Woods Studios, a company dedicated to promoting the Vermont custom furniture industry on a large scale. Natural finishes are standard for each custom piece, along with hardwoods sourced from Vermont tree farmers and sawmill operators.

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One Green Planet
One Green Planet. '5 Furniture Brands That Don’t Contribute to Deforestation

Of the 7.5 billion virgin forests that once covered the Earth, nearly half have been cut down for human consumption, with devastating effects, such as global warming, and threatening indigenous people and native species. And 40 million additional acres disappear to clear-cutting and unsustainable logging practices each year. But wood products and furniture have been prized for centuries for their beauty, durability, and availability. So, how can you furnish your home with the beauty of wood furniture while being eco-friendly?

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Polywood Set
Evoke Modern. '5 Outstanding Modern Outdoor Furniture Ideas

Of the 7.5 billion virgin forests that once covered the Earth, nearly half have been cut down for human consumption, with devastating effects, such as global warming, and threatening indigenous people and native species. And 40 million additional acres disappear to clear-cutting and unsustainable logging practices each year. But wood products and furniture have been prized for centuries for their beauty, durability, and availability. So, how can you furnish your home with the beauty of wood furniture while being eco-friendly?

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Walnut Dresser
Houzz. 'Guest Picks: Beautiful Things You Can Feel Good About Buying

Focusing on locally grown woods means that Vermont Woods Studios avoids using tropical rainforest materials; it also means a lower impact on the environment, because the company doesn’t ship raw materials across the sea.

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AD
Architectural Digest. "Eco Friendly Green Products for Earth Day

The Classic Folding Adirondack chair by Vermont Woods Studios looks like traditional wood but is actually made of eco-friendly POLYWOOD® recycled-plastic lumber. It comes in 13 fade-resistant frame colors (shown here in lime) with UV protection, and cushions in a variety of Sunbrella fabrics can be added at an additional cost...

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Mother Earth Living
Mother Earth Living. "Our 7 Favorite Garden Products

Relax out back in this South Beach Adirondack outdoor chaise lounge. Crafted in the U.S. from recycled plastic and backed by a lifetime guarantee, you can rest easy knowing tropical hardwoods in the rainforest are safe.

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Tavern Table
Joycott: A Way With Wood

Vermont Woods Studios foregoes tropical and rainforest woods and instead uses woods only found in the United States. Maple from Vermont, walnut from Indiana and cherry wood from Pennsylvania are used in the pieces. The company only works with builders that source from American forests that have forest management plans in place, and the studio itself tries to source its own hardwoods within a 500 mile radius to reduce the carbon imprint.

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Adirondack Chairs
Inhabitat: Vermont Woods Studios' Colorful POLYWOOD Chairs Are Made From Over 90% Recycled Plastic

Vermont Woods Studios‘s colorful POLYWOOD all-weather outdoor furniture is made from over 90% recycled materials! It’s hard to believe that this high-end, luxury beach and patio furniture is the product of plastic milk jugs and water bottles, but it’s true. The material is cleaned in a thorough decontamination process which removes any residue, paper, and adhesives...

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