April 18th, 2009 by Peggy Farabaugh
VERNON, VERMONT, Apr. 16 — Vermont Woods Studios, a group of fine furniture makers in Vermont, is giving back to the forest that supplies the wood for their craft.
From Earth Day on April 22 until the Summer Solstice on June 21, the company will sponsor it's 15% For The Forest initiative, where 15% of the profits from each sale will be donated to charitable organizations working to protect the forest environment.
"We depend on sustainable forests for our livelihood, and therefore, conservation is a fundamental part of our business," says furniture maker and co-owner, Ken Farabaugh. "As stewards of the forest, we must try to counter-balance the threats of over-development, acid rain and climate change. If our forests are not sustainable, then our wood furniture business will not be sustainable either."
Organizations receiving donations all have a long history of success in forest conservation. "We're always excited to partner with them," Farabaugh states. "We've even named some of our furniture lines after their leadership. For example, our Jim Andrews Natural Cherry Furniture Collection is named for the champion of the Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas project, and the Roz Renfrew Shaker Furniture Collection is named for a Vermont Center for Ecostudies scientist who studies Vermont's migrating birds."
A look at the Vermont Woods Studios website reveals many styles of natural, solid hardwood furniture, all handmade in Vermont from sustainably harvested and reclaimed wood. "We offer Shaker, mission, craftsman, modern and transitional styles in price ranges from affordable to ultra luxury," notes Farabaugh.
"Each piece is made to order and because of that, we do a lot of customization. If for example, someone wants a chest made a bit narrower to fit between two windows, or a table a little bit longer to accommodate extra guests, we can customize that affordably."
Many times customizations are done at no extra charge which has helped to create a growing trend of people who are discovering the affordable luxury of customized, American-made furniture.
"Why not get exactly what you want," asks Farabaugh. "After all, when you buy furniture from us, it's got a lifetime guarantee. Your furniture will be around for generations to come, and you'll want it to be just right."
For more details call us at 888-390-5571.