A small Vermont company has taken on a big challenge: creating local jobs through promotion and sale of “American Made” furniture. “Vermont has always been a leader in creating sustainable communities,” said Peggy Farabaugh, co-owner of Vermont Woods Studios Fine Furniture. “During the 1970s and 80s when all the big American furniture companies were moving their operations overseas from North Carolina to China, Vermont furniture companies remained committed to using locally sourced wood and local craftspeople.
With a 200 year tradition of fine-furniture making, our state has earned a reputation as the quintessential provider of high-style, heirloom quality furniture that’s made from local, natural, sustainably harvested solid wood.”
As consumers across the USA place a greater emphasis on buying American made products, Vermont furniture makers are seeing an increase in orders and a subsequent need to employ additional craftspeople. “We just hired a new sales person and our furniture makers are bringing on additional craftspeople too. They are growing their businesses along side of ours” said Farabaugh. “It’s all about American jobs, American quality and American values. Consumers are taking matters into their own hands, using their purchasing power to solve one of our country’s most pressing problems, unemployment.”
About Vermont Woods Studios
Vermont Woods Studios has been offering sustainable, American made furniture in Vermont and online for over 5 years. Their work has been recognized by national media including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fox News and The Weather Channel.