Vermont Woods Studios Wins Top Eco Score

Last updated on October 17th, 2020 at 09:58 am

Wood Furniture Scorecard | Top Score Award
We are grateful to Susan Inglis, Executive Director of the Sustainable Furnishings Council SFC.  The wood furniture scorecard evaluation is part of her commitment to promoting environmental excellence in the furniture industry.

Wood Furniture Scorecard, Top Score Award

I’m excited to share that our passion for sustainability has earned Vermont Woods Studios the highest honor given by the Sustainable Furniture Council SFC and the National Wildlife Federation NWF.  SFC and NWF are the two non-profits working to improve environmental outcomes in the furniture industry. We are among only a handful of companies in the world that have earned this level of recognition.

Shaker Bedroom Furniture | Award for Sustainably Harvested WoodWhy Have an Evaluation Scorecard?

Deforestation is well known as a leading cause of climate change. Because the furniture industry is a top consumer of wood globally, it is critical to saving the forests of the world. SFC and NWF exist to help furniture companies preserve forests thus slowing global warming, keeping our waters clean, and maintaining wildlife habitat. This assessment helps companies understand where improvement is necessary in their wood sourcing criteria.

Wood Dining Furniture | Top Score on the 2020 Wood Furniture ScorecardVWS Policy on Eco Friendly Wood Sourcing

At VWS, our policy for responsible wood sourcing came before we began building our first piece of furniture.  We founded the company in an effort to use Vermont’s beautiful, sustainable furniture as a way to raise awareness about where wood furniture comes from. Most furniture in today’s market is made with wood that’s illegal or unsustainably harvested. We wanted to provide an eco friendly alternative. Read more about our Responsible Wood Sourcing Policy on our website. See the full list of award winners at Furniture Today.

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This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Peggy Farabaugh

Peggy Farabaugh

She is a CEO who brakes for salamanders, has bottle-fed rescued squirrels and spent her vacation building furniture for a rural school in Costa Rica. She believes in the future and in the people who will build it. A former distance-learning professor at Tulane University with a master’s in environmental health & safety, she turned an interest in forest conservation and endangered species into a growing, local business. She delivers rainforest statistics at breakneck speed, but knows how to slow down and appreciate the beauty of a newly finished piece of heirloom furniture.