Farm-To-Table Tables: A New Model for Sustainability in Global Furnishings - Retail Innovation Conference & Expo

Farm-To-Table Tables: A New Model for Sustainability in Global Furnishings

May 12
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm CT
Phillip Raub
Phillip Raub
Model No.
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The furniture industry is broken. Among its regular practices: Sourcing materials that are not responsibly farmed. Using harmful chemical treatments. Manufacturing overseas under questionable conditions. Shipping thousands of miles over the ocean. Making cheap products that quickly end up in our landfills. Add massive supply constraints and you have a perfect storm for brands, businesses, our health, and planet.

During this session, hear how Model No. Furniture is trying to get closer to its consumer, deliver items faster and limit its impact on the planet by:

  • Combining timeless modern design, local sourcing and sustainable materials like upcycled plant waste;
  • Investing in domestic micro-factories; and
  • Using innovative technologies like 3D printing.

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