December 22nd, 2010 by Peggy Farabaugh
Many thanks to all our customers, craftspeople, suppliers and friends who have supported our work at Vermont Woods Studios Furniture this year. With your help we have managed to surpass our sales goals this year while still maintaining our high standards for quality and customer service. We're pretty proud of that, especially during a time of such economic distress.
We'll take a minute or two to celebrate and revel but for the most part we are focused on the future and there's no time to lose. 2011 brings many new challenges as we continue to pursue our environmental mission by expanding our sustainable Vermont made furniture lines and adding a whole new line of eco-friendly recycled outdoor furniture to our store.
We hope you'll continue to follow our work and help us spread the news about the beautiful heirloom quality, solid wood furniture that Vermont is famous for. Vermont truly is the Fine Furniture Capitol of America and now this authentic craftsmanship is finally available online and across the country– and indeed the world. That's worth celebrating!
Wishing you all the best of good health, happiness and prosperity in 2011,
Peggy, Ken, Kendall, Riley, Manjula, Rebecca, Douglas, Dennis and our whole family of craftspeople at Vermont Woods Studios Furniture.
October 23rd, 2010 by Peggy Farabaugh
We've been working on this for 5 years and now it's official: Vermont Woods Studios Furniture has gone paperless. OK, we've never been a particularly big paper consumer in the first place and the project was really more about efficiency than anything. But it feels good because it's another step in the direction of fulfilling our green mission of forest conservation.
So now all of our customer files are housed (and backed-up) electronically and we no longer provide paper catalogs. Instead our products are all on our website now, except for a continuous stream of new products that are waiting for one of us to put them up.
We do still have a stash of beautiful hard copy brochures though, so give us a call if you like to have something in hand.
If you're interested in forest conservation, visit the ForestEthics.org website. Today they published Green Grades 2010: A Report Card on the Paper Practices of the Office Supply Sector, an interesting report on how your favorite office supply stores are doing conservation-wise. Check it out!