Sustainable Furnishings Council. Questions were directed to the glamourous Kath Ireland, HGTV star Angelo Surmelis and the President and Publisher of Dwell magazine, Michela O'Connor Abrams.
They all took turns giving valuable and heartfelt answers about what they are doing with their own company to produce a sustainable product, not only meaning the materials used, but how they are made and the conditions under which they are made.
The symposium was very informative and inspiring! I realize that I need to be more responsible in finding more green products and asking my vendors for them. The more companies are asked for green products, the more motivation they have for making them since they are driven by their buyer's needs and demands. Thankfully, there are many more options for specifying green now than there ever has been and hopefully we will see this trend became the standard for the industry across the board. Many sources can be found at the SFC website.
It was also a plus to be able to meet these inspiring and famous people!
Photos by Rebecca Ward