Sustainable Furnishings Council Kicks Off 10th Anniversary with Special Events at 2016 Imm Cologne
Posted: Feb 17 2016
COLOGNE, Germany -- Environmentally-conscious organizations from Jaipur Rugs to Textile Exchange and Sauder Woodworking participated in a unique Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) program of events held Jan. 18-24, 2016 during Imm Cologne, the annual international interior furnishings fair which this year drew 120,000 visitors from 128 countries.
First in a series of special events planned to celebrate SFC's 10th anniversary, the program kicked off with a presentation entitled "Designing for a Healthy Future, Indoors and Out" by Sustainable Furnishings Council executive director Susan Inglis. Attendees were eligible to earn one CEU credit through IDCEC for the lecture, which began with the question, "What is Sustainable Furniture, Anyway?"
Topics covered by Inglis on the stage at Koelnmesse included an overview of SFC's work and the organization's popular certified sustainability training course for GREENleaders. She further discussed a variety of sustainability issues that impact choices in home furnishings, as well as key questions to ask and answers to look for when specifying furnishings or accessories in wood, leather, textiles and other materials.