Natural Home Interviews Sustainable Furnishings Council President Jeff Hiller

Founded in 2006, the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) aims to reduce the furniture industry’s environmental impact by improving materials and manufacturing and piquing consumer interest in healthy furnishings.


| By Susan Melgren



Jeff Hiller

Jeff Hiller is the president of the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC), which aims to improve the furniture industry's materials and manufacturing practices.


Photo By Matt Lankes

Founded in 2006, the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) aims to reduce the furniture industry’s environmental impact by improving materials and manufacturing and piquing consumer interest in healthy furnishings. President Jeff Hiller takes the table.

Who belongs to the SFC? 

Our members are progressive, responsible companies who are making legitimate efforts to make a difference. For some, this means paying dues and learning. For others, it means building upon current and past efforts. But all of them share these qualities: an awareness of the issues, a sincere desire to improve and the willingness to put their money where their mouths are in terms of supporting our organizational initiatives.

Tell us about those initiatives.

We want our industry to minimize its negative impact on the environment and human health. This means emitting less carbon through conservation and minimized transportation, reducing the amount of toxic chemicals in manufacturing, and reducing or eliminating product offgassing inside homes. We also regard it as our mandate to develop interest in purchasing sustainable goods at all points in the supply chain.

What is the SFC’s goal?





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