Eco Friendly: How Vanguard Became an Industry Leader in Sustainability




 

The furniture industry has become increasingly aware of then growing needs to protect the planet and many companies have taken steps to become more sustainable.

One company who is doing an exceptional job at this is Vanguard Furniture.

They see sustainability as a way of life rather than a program.

One of their focuses has been on manufacturing by-product recycling. Most all the waste created during the manufacturing process is recycled. This includes 24,000 pounds of plastic from containers and packaging and nearly 180,000 pounds of fabric.

Another important focus for Vanguard is sustainable forestry. According to the Forest Stewardship Council, their case goods are sourced from well-managed facilities. They use wood products from unusual sources and re-manufacture them into high-quality furniture.

Cushions and Textiles are also eco-friendly. Natural fibers are used in all cushion options which include a mix of duck feathers and down. Their springs are chemical free and are made of recycled materials. All Vanguard fabrics are made of 100% natural fibers such as linen, wool, and cotton. They also offer fabrics created from recycled materials and salvaged fabrics.

Lastly, Vanguard marketing material is certified by the International Forest Stewardship Council meaning all paper products used comes from forests whose owners follow the best social and environmental practices.

Vanguard is leading the industry in sustainability practices and they urge others to help do their part to help guard the planet. Way to go Vanguard!



 

To meet a talented Today’s Home Interior Designer and set up a complimentary appointment, call (412) 444-0021 and ask for Rachel Lenchner, Director of Marketing and Design, or register for an appointment at todayshomeinc.com/free-design/

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

On the Blogs


Watch: Scarehouse Visit is One These Steelers Won't Forget

Watch: Scarehouse Visit is One These Steelers Won't Forget

Bud Dupree, L.T. Walton, Cam Heyward and Ryan Shazier were among those on the Halloween adventure to the renowned haunted house in Etna.

Comments


All the foodie news that's fit to blog
Parts & Service Adds Pizza To Superior Motors

Parts & Service Adds Pizza To Superior Motors

Executive Chef Kevin Sousa and Pastry Chef Kate Carney are cooking sourdough pizza in an outdoor brick oven.

Comments


Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
The 5 Best Underrated Fountains in Pittsburgh

The 5 Best Underrated Fountains in Pittsburgh

While we all know and love the grandeur of the fountain at Point State Park, there are many hidden fountain gems throughout the city. These are a few of our lesser-known favorites.

Comments


Madness and Mayhem in the ScareHouse Basement

Madness and Mayhem in the ScareHouse Basement

Visiting the world-famous haunted attraction's adults-only, subterranean experience.

Comments


Mike Prisuta's Sports Section

A weekly look at the games people are playing and the people who are playing them.
Steelers' Latest Soap Opera is Timely If Not Manufactured

Steelers' Latest Soap Opera is Timely If Not Manufactured

All of a sudden the Steelers have that us-against-the-world mentality many a team has sought to manufacture in tough times such as these.

Comments


Style. Design. Goods. Hide your credit card.
#Gottahaveit: Take It To the Hoop

#Gottahaveit: Take It To the Hoop

Robert Hallett, Goldsmith, handcrafts the jewelry in his Oakmont shop.

Comments


The movies that are playing in Pittsburgh –– and, more importantly, whether or not they're worth your time.
Celebrate the Life and Work of George Romero This Week

Celebrate the Life and Work of George Romero This Week

A preview of the week-long tribute to the late filmmaker, plus reviews and more movie news.

Comments


Everything you need to know about getting married in Pittsburgh today.
The Pick of the Patch: Pumpkin-Themed Proposals

The Pick of the Patch: Pumpkin-Themed Proposals

In honor of fall, we’re showcasing three couples whose proposals involved one of the best things about the season: pumpkins.

Comments


Weekly inspiration for your home from the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine
Holiday How-To: Upgrade Your Fall Decor with Advice from Local Experts

Holiday How-To: Upgrade Your Fall Decor with Advice from Local Experts

Interior designers share their tips on creating easy, elegant décor that will take you from Halloween through Thanksgiving.

Comments


The hottest topics in higher education
Tuition Increases at the University of Pittsburgh

Tuition Increases at the University of Pittsburgh

School trustees voted this week to increase tuition for in-state and out-of-state students.

Comments