With abundant natural resources, a long history of woodworking, and thousands of craftspeople, it’s easy to see how some of the highest quality furniture in the world comes out of the Green Mountain State. And with so many American made furniture brands now making their furniture overseas, Vermont has quietly become the new wood furniture capital of the country.
Prior to the 1960s, the USA dominated the global furniture manufacturing industry. But by the 1980s, globalization was setting in and America's top furniture manufacturers began a mass exodus to countries like China, Vietnam, and Malaysia, among others. Loose regulations and cheap labor & materials quickly led to the outsourcing of America's furniture industry to Asia.
Today, companies we think of as quintessentially American– like Basset, Broyhill, Kincaid, Lane, La-Z-Boy, and others that used to source and manufacture their products in North Carolina, Virginia, and other states– have downsized their US manufacturing facilities in favor of lower production costs overseas.
We are proud to partner with Vermont furniture companies that have continued to operate successfully in the USA, remaining true to their communities, their employees, and their standards of quality even during the hardest of economic times.