It has been more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic started causing chaos and it has been tough going for everyone. We deeply appreciate and cherish all our past, present, and future customers. We apologize for the delays that Covid-19 is causing. Like all of us here at VWS, our Customer Service Representative, Brian Doherty, feels your pain. He asked me to post some common Q&A about how things are going.
2020 was a crazy year for all of us but looking back, we actually got a lot done. Here’s the run down…
We Learned How to Zoom & #WFH
When the seriousness of the pandemic became clear, we made significant changes to facilitate and implement a work-from-home #WFH strategy. We owe a big debt of gratitude to Brian, who helped facilitate a smooth transition to remote work, implementing new technology solutions like Slack, Zoom, and AirCall to ensure we maintained communication both within the organization as well as with customers. Read More
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As Valentine’s day approaches, the debate about purchasing gifts or not purchasing gifts crosses almost everyone’s mind. Did you know that each year, 36 million heart-shaped boxes, 180 million cards, 198 million roses are gifted within the United States? Another interesting fact, 881 thousand sparkling wine bottles are consumed during Valentine’s Day.
The worst part of it all? Most of these items are non-recyclable. They come wrapped in plastic, decorated in glitter, bows, and glue, all of which make them destined for the landfill.
If they are recyclable, like the wine bottles, many towns are not fully recycling glass bottles anymore. Out of the 100 million metric tons of glass produced each year, only 33% of it gets recycled within the United States.
So what can you do? When you are faced with these kinds of obstacles, it is best to shop locally as much as you possibly can.
Read our guide below to find out how you can have a zero waste Valentine’s Day – Vermont edition.
Lyndon Furniture is one of the most prolific furniture manufacturers in the state of Vermont. Founded by Dave Allard in 1976, Lyndon employs over 100 craftspeople in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Known for their classic designs and quality craftsmanship, Lyndon’s best-selling collections include the Classic Shaker Collection, Brighton Collection, American Mission, Vermont Modern, and Andrews Collection, among others (Note: We have re-named some of Lyndon’s collections to better reflect the designs).
Here’s what some of our customers are saying about the workmanship and quality of furniture coming out of the Lyndon Furniture workshop:
“We are thrilled with style, workmanship and function.” – Drew F, Kentucky
“We love it.” – Charles & Jessica S, Connecticut
“We love the chairs, they are just what we wanted.” – E&J
“The tables are amazing and we will be back!” – Paul B, Ohio
Here’s what some of our customers are saying about the workmanship and quality of furniture coming out of the Maple Corner Woodworks team:
“I see Robin’s furniture as a reflection of his own demeanor: elegant, refined and genuine. He’s a master at combining authentic Shaker sensibilities with modern, contemporary design.” -Peggy Farabaugh, Founder @ Vermont Woods Studios
“Beautiful and fantastically crafted furniture. The furniture is just a delight to be around.” – Customer from Menlo Park, CA
“[Their furniture] is truly a work of art. This is a gorgeous piece of furniture, impeccably finished and about as high a quality as I’ve ever seen.” – Customer from Alexandria, VA
“We love [their] craftsmanship. Each piece is a work of art.” – Customer from Shaftsbury, VT
“This exceeds anything we ever dreamed of! Every piece is just spectacular.” – Customer from Maryland
“It’s quite simply beautiful, and exactly what I needed. It is so exquisitely crafted- I keep opening and closing the drawer, amazed at how smooth it is, and stroking the grain! It is the first piece of ‘real’ furniture I’ve ever bought for myself. There’ s a palpable difference sitting at a desk made from living wood as opposed to all the fake industrial substances out there.” – Customer from Chicago, IL
As coronavirus and the resulting COVID-19 pandemic sweep across the country and the world, we felt it important to communicate to our customers, friends, and partners what the impact has been on our business.
Below is a message from our founder, Peggy Farabaugh, about what impact the virus is having on Vermont Woods Studios and what steps we are taking as an organization to prevent further disruption. We will update this post as necessary over the coming days, weeks, and months depending on how the situation progresses. Find updates on our website.