October 17th, 2008 by Peggy Farabaugh
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: Peggy Farabaugh
Phone Number: 802-579-1302
Email Address: Info@VermontWoodsStudios.com
Tongue-in-Cheek Nod to Tongue-in-Groove Business for Outstanding Products, Design and Stewardship
VERNON, VT — October 17, 2008 – Vermont Woods Studios’ new website (VermontWoodsStudios.com) was singled out by leading furniture opinion makers at FurnitureQuest.com as the furniture website of the year.
“OK, we don’t actually have a Furniture Website of the Year Award. However if we did, the folks at VermontWoodsStudios.com would unquestionably be the winners!” says author, Joe McKean, General Manager of well-known furniture blog, FurnitureQuest.com. “This has to be the most impressive website we have seen in years and they specialize in Fine Furniture Made of Sustainable Resources that is Made in America. How can we not be enthusiastic about that?”
Started in response to a business plan competition sponsored by the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation BDCC, Vermont Woods Studios is a cooperative, community-oriented online marketing and sales venue that promotes collaboration and efficiency amongst Vermont’s many small custom furniture makers. The company strives to be a more affordable means of promoting the groups natural, eco friendly, artisan furniture to buyers outside of Vermont. Today, the website offers a tremendous variety of furniture, crafted by artisans from all over Vermont, with price ranges from affordable to ultra-luxury.
“It’s the only furniture site on the web that allows buyers to customize their furniture to their exact specifications, often at little or no additional cost,” says Customer Service Specialist, Jan Bennett. “Can you imagine going into Neiman Marcus or Restoration Hardware and asking them to make your dining room table an inch taller or 3.5 inches wider? Or telling them you’d like to have it in solid, natural cherry instead of the oak veneer model they have on the floor?
At VermontWoodsStudios.com, we make each piece of furniture to order and can easily make modifications to suit our customers’ needs. Custom furniture is now a luxury available to families who might never have considered it previously.”
The company’s dedication to environmentally friendly sourcing and processing is discussed in their furniture blog, http://vermontwoodsstudios.typepad.com. “Did you know that 20% of global warming is caused by the destruction of the rainforest?” says owner/operator, Peggy Farabaugh. “You could be contributing to global warming by unknowingly purchasing imported furniture or flooring made from illegally harvested mahogany or teak that’s been clear cut from the fragile tropical rainforest ecosystem. In our blog, we provide news, tips and advice to help eco conscious consumers purchase beautiful, affordable, heirloom-quality furniture that is certified as sustainable by independent, non-profit agencies like the Forest Stewardship Council FSC.”
Tina DuBosque, Ecommerce specialist, E-tegrity Consulting
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