Archive for August 2nd, 2007

Go "Green" with Eco-Conscious Home Furnishings

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Environmental awareness is sure to be one of the hallmarks of the first half of the 21st century. It seems that everywhere you look these days, someone is coming up with a new version of an old product that is “greener” in one way or another. Here’s something to seriously consider for your Las Vegas home, earth-conscious furniture. Every new trend has to have a catchy phrase and in the furniture business it’s “sustainable home furnishings”. Like most catch phrases, “sustainable” means different things to different people. Some furniture manufacturers are concentrating on the actual building process, seeking to do the job of creation and assemblage in a more energy efficient fashion. Others are more focused on the actual materials used to make the furniture, such as organics, recycled materials and bamboo. The World Market Center here in Las Vegas has recently partnered-up with the Sustainable Furniture Council to create The Living Green Pavilion, which will feature the finest in sustainable furnishings for upcoming trade shows. Much more than a fad or a fringe movement, environmentally responsible home furnishings are moving into the mainstream as consumer awareness/demand continues to grow. There can be no question that this is another earth-friendly step in the right direction.