April 1st, 2008 by Peggy Farabaugh
If you were looking for ideas to use in naming your new eco-furniture collections, who might you turn to? At Vermont Woods Studios, we called upon The Green Mountain State's heros of forestry and wildlife. We started with the GIANTS of great historical significance, like former Vermont Governor George Aiken and, Father of the American Conservation Movement, Vermonter George Perkins Marsh and then moved along to the everyday green heros of present that we've grown to admire through our involvement in their current projects. We found all sorts of copyrights and other restrictions on the big guys, so we're happily settling in with the very important, but often unsung heros of Vermont's forests today. Some of these "Green Giants" have agreed to let us name our new furniture collections after them and others have asked us to, instead, use the names of the places and animals they are working to protect. So as we update our website over the next several months to include new and creative collections of contemporary solid wood, Vermont-made furniture, you will be seeing a fresh face on the labels for each piece. We are excited to be able to support our modern day environmental heros this way and we will donate a portion of our profits to their projects. I'm excited to tell you more about them in future blogs.