Toxic Free Talk Radio: Handmade, Toxic-Free Wood Furniture That Helps Rainforests Too
Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015
My guest today is Peggy Farabaugh, owner and operator of Vermont Woods Studios, an online furniture store specializing in high-quality, eco-friendly, handmade wood furniture from Vermont. She’s a CEO who breaks for salamanders, has bottle-fed rescued squirrels, and spends her vacations volunteering to plant trees in the rainforests of Central and South America. She believes in the future and in the people who build it. A former distance learning instructor at Tulane University with a master’s in Environmental Health and Safety, Peggy turned an interest in forest conservation and endangered species into a thriving, local furniture business. Now in it’s 10th year, Vermont Woods Studios exists not only online but in a lovingly restored 200 year old farmhouse in the woodlands of southern Vermont. www.vermontwoodsstudios.com
Decoist. '10 Types of Wood For Your Interiors'
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
"From floors to furniture, to paneled walls Maple in it of itself is beautiful enough to be considered décor alone, and is often made into decorative wooden pieces..."
Thought Catalog. '10 Best Places To Find Eco-Friendly Furniture'
Monday, 25 May 2015
"Unlike other US furniture companies that get their manufacturing done in China, India, and other countries where labor costs are low, this is a company that takes pride in the fact that all products are made right here in the USA..."Read More »
HouseSpot: Tech Gadgets that Double as Décor
Thursday, 26 Mar 2015
"Responding to growing consumer demands, companies are more frequently combining sustainability with technology. Made in America from sustainable woods, reclaimed woods, and other eco-friendly materials, Vermont Woods Studios makes sure that all pieces not only fit in with any type of home décor style, but also effectively hide cords, wires, and other less attractive features of modern technology."Read More »
Happy Vermont. The Legacy of Pine Top Ski Area Lives on at Stonehurst
Friday, 10 Oct 2014What makes the 109-acre setting so special is Vermont Woods Studios’ commitment to raise environmental awareness and to make the old ski area — named after a pine tree — an example of true sustainable forestry.
Vermont Life Magazine. "The Ideal Setting."
Monday, 8 Sep 2014
Bill Anderson's piece, titled "The Ideal Setting," includes a beautifully written review of Vermont Woods Studios and the inspiration behind the Stonehurst location.
"VERMONT WOODS STUDIOS, the company created by Peggy and Ken Farabaugh, could be described most simplistically as a furniture store. In the end, they sell furniture. And yet their company is so richly informed by Vermont values, Vermont craftsmanship, the Vermont landscape — in short,“all things Vermont” — that it transcends a prosaic pigeonhole. There isn’t really a word for an expanding young business that is also trying to honor the state culture, make a profit, practice altruism, offer access to art and nature trails, and do its part to save the planet all at the same time. "
Vermont Woods Studios POLYWOOD furniture seen on Tiny House Nation
Thursday, 21 Aug 2014
Vermont Woods Studios provided a POLYWOOD La Casa Dining Set to Tiny House Nation, a show that celebrates the innovation and creativity of Tiny Houses and the people who inhabit them. Renovation experts and hosts, John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin, travel across America to explore creative small spaces and the imaginative folks who occupy them. They also help new families design and construct their own dream tiny homes.
Vermont Woods Studios Reuses Discarded Plastic to Make its Patio Furniture
Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014
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.