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Green Manufacturers to Show in San Francisco

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Design professionals and home furnishings retailers will have the extraordinary opportunity to source eco-friendly products during the San Francisco Mart’s Live Green, Live Well sustainable design and home furnishings show September 19 & 20. With the increased consumer demand for eco-friendly goods, more manufacturers tout “green” or “organic” products, which make finding legitimate sources for sustainable home furnishings confusing. Live Green, Live Well will enable designers and retailers to learn about green practices and the manufactures who make them. The expo is the first trade show solely dedicated to sustainable furnishings and design. Attendees will have the extraordinary opportunity to connect with sustainability-minded professionals who drive the market for products. Exhibitors, as of August 1, include: Beronio Lumber, Brand Kitchens & Design, Ceramic Tile Design, Danmer Custom Shutters, Decima Island Designs, EA International, Eco-terric, eGO, Falcon Waterfree Technologies, FLOR, French Bros., The Green Home Center, Green Light, Go Green Candles, Gustave Carlson Design, Knu, Liberty Valley Doors, Magnolia Lane, NextEnergy, New Pacific Direct, NOOD Flooring, Padma’s Plantation, Palecek, PermLight Products, Peti Antk, Pixel Organics, San Francisco Department of the Environment, SDH, Sherwin Williams, South Cone, Sustainable Furniture Council, and Sustainable Spaces. Live Green, Live Well will take place in SF Mart’s two main temporary exhibit areas: Green on 1 and Green on 2. The expo will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19, earmarked as the education day co-sponsored by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 20. Entrance to the exhibit hall will be complimentary to all trade professionals. Fees will be charged for all seminars. “At the San Francisco Mart, we want to encourage designers and retailers to enrich their own eco-consciousness, and that of their clients and customers, by familiarizing them with green products and practices,” reflects Roseann Carini, SF Mart general manager. “Compared with related industries, such as architecture and building products, the home furnishings component is in its infancy, yet demand is reaching an extraordinary level, especially in Northern California,” Carini continues. “Our designers have told us their clients are extremely eager to find eco-friendly home furnishings.” The Mart expects thousands of expo attendees from a range of trade professions, including interior designers, retail furniture and accessory buyers, architects, builders, contractors, developers, design students, home stagers and specifiers. The San Francisco Mart is one of Northern California's premier wholesale design centers. Built in 1937 as the home of the Western Merchandise Exchange, the historic art-deco building continues to serve as a home furnishings and home accents center open to the trade only. To become an exhibitor, contact Dawn McCann at dmccann@sfmart.com or 415-437-7131. For registration information, contact Guest Services at buyerservices@sfmart.com or 415-552-2311. Exhibitor Specifics Beronio Lumber - supplier of high quality environmentally preferable wood products, Beronio Lumber has supplied fine wood products to builders for more than 90 years. Beronio Lumber supplies siding, paneling, wainscoting and specialty mouldings, as well as a full line of builder's hardware, windows, doors and hardwood flooring. Brand Kitchens & Design – BK&D has been designing and remodeling kitchens and baths in the Bay Area since 1987. They offer design, installation, coordination and support featuring high quality, environmentally beneficial cabinet lines including: Neff Kitchens, Neil Kelly, Robco and Silver Walker Custom Cabinets. Ceramic Tile Design – Ceramic Tile Design is a leader in bringing the beauty and durability of Green building materials to the Bay Area. CTD is committed to offering an array of unique, attractive, long-lasting products that contribute to the health and well being of both those who purchase them and our planet. Many of our Green products can contribute toward LEED project points. Some of their lines include Oceanside Glass, Ice Stone Durable Surfaces, Fortis Arbor wood tiles, Debris by Fireclay Tile and Metaphor Bronze. Member, US Green Building Council Member, Build it Green Danmer Custom Shutters – producer of wood and synthetic shutters made of Thermalite, a wood substitute that is the only 100% non-toxic, flame retardant, water-resistant synthetic material that insulates more than two times greater than wood. Plus, the company uses an environmentally friendly, water based painting process that yields a beautiful, lustrous finish. A State of California Integrated Waste Management WRAP award recipient Decima Island Designs - Decima products are made from natural materials such as seagrass, abaca banana leaves and water hyacinth. All products are woven by hand; no glues are used. EA International – world leader in vinyl packaging solutions, soft-sided cases, accessories and related products. Products are environmentally friendly, from cradle to cradle. ISO 14001 certified for environmental impact I SO9001-2000 certified for manufacturing & production Awarded Outstanding Performance Certificates by the U.S. Department of Transportation Member, Sustainable Forestry Initiative Eco-terric – Eco-terric offers the finest in green and healthy furnishings and accessories for the home. They strive to ensure that all products are sustainable, socially responsible and made from the finest organic and natural materials. Lines include The Mary Cordaro Collection of Naturally Healthy Beds and Bedding, Kalamkari linens, designed by Eco-terric’s owner, Rowena Finegan, Cisco Brothers’ Inside Green, a collection of 100% organically constructed, naturally upholstered, fine furniture, and Carpets of Imagination by Alicia D. Keshishian. Follow principles of Bau Biologie Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified upholstery RugMark certified rugs eGO – makers of environmentally-friendly eGO and Helio electric cycles Falcon Waterfree Technologies - Falcon Waterfree Technologies was formed to promote conservation of the Earth's precious supply of fresh water and support sustainable resource management by becoming the leading waterless urinal system provider in the world. FLOR – a residential line of high-style, modular floor covering. As part of the Interface family of companies, FLOR prides itself on its environmental commitment. Designs are made from recycled or renewable resources and made in ways that don’t require much energy. FLOR has reduced manufacturing water, green house gas emissions and increased recycled and bio-based content in products. They also support a Return & Recycle program for consumers. ·ISO 14001 certified for environmental impact ·I SO9001-2000 certified for manufacturing & production ·LEED Certified ·Scientific Certification Systems ·CRI – select styles meet CRI Green Label Plus French Bros – commercial & residential carpet, hardwood flooring & tile, and window coverings Go Green Candles – hand-poured 100% palm wax candles with no dyes or fragrance, and packaged using recycled or rescued materials. Green Home Center – The Green Home Center mission’s is to help homeowners make green living a healthy and beautiful way of life. From furniture to roofing, countertop to doors, they cater to all needs for an eco-friendly home. ·LEED Certified consultants ·Member, US Green Building Council Green Light – rejuvenated lamps & lighting. Each piece is a carefully selected vintage lamp which has been completely restored and refinished. Gustave Carlson Design – a San Francisco Bay Area based architectural firm specializing in custom residential additions, renovations, and preservation, as well as interior design. Certified Green Building Professional Member, AIA Knu – producers of sustainable contemporary home office furniture. As a part of Industrial Woodworking Company, knú is committed to protecting natural resources by using only sustainably harvested wood products and manufacturing furniture in an energy efficient facility that offsets 100% of its carbon emissions. Member, Sustainable Furniture Council Member, US Green Building Council Forest Stewardship Council components Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Liberty Valley Doors – custom door manufacturer specializing in architectural stile and rail doors. The company’s Rediscovered Wood Doors are some of the first in the industry composed entirely from reclaimed lumber or recycled materials. These doors meet or exceed all of the requirements for green building certification. Magnolia Lane – manufacturers of custom window coverings, (curtains & soft shades), cushions, pillows & bedding, working directly with residential & commercial interior designers & architects helping them create inviting & sophisticated environments. New Pacific Direct - the company will be showing a reclaimed solid teak line called the Cordoba Collection. The line uses wood acquired from older houses in Indonesia. NextEnergy – designs and installs premium solar energy systems for homes and businesses. NOOD Flooring – nood uses materials and processes that are proven sustainable Nood develops new products using dematerialized design and prototyping methods, inventories, pre-colored pattern, then piece dyes them to match your color perfectly. Nood delivers spot-on color, sustainable sampling and no yardage minimums. Padma’s Plantation – Padma's Plantation is known for its use of natural materials. Every chair's seagrass weave, every rattan curve in a table is an echo of nature brought indoors. The emphasis on indigenous elements insures a unique look for each piece. Member, Sustainable Furniture Council Palecek – maker of distinctive furniture, lighting, and accessories for retailers, designers and the contract hospitality industry. For 30 years, Palecek has relied on quickly renewable resources like rattan, abaca, and bamboo, as well as plantation-grown woods that do not deplete forests. Major contributor to the reforestation project in the Philippines Support the preservation of the cultural heritage of craftspeople by investing in schools and local arts programs in the Philippines, Indonesia, and other countries PermLight Products – innovative leader in the manufacturing of high output energy saving LED systems for illuminated signs, residential LED lighting (including recessed cans, under cabinet, and LED glass pendants), marina applications (docks/slips), and Theater and Performing Arts Center lighting their lighting systems provide high brightness, low energy, long lifetime, and low maintenance. Peti Antk – most of Peti Antik furniture's are made from recycled teak, wood aged between 80 - 200 years old that was once a ship, a house or a rail track. The antique furniture collection is hand made by a team of highly skilled local craftsmen in Central Java. Pixel Organics – makers of organic mattresses and bedding for infants and children. Pixel products are made entirely in the USA All Pixel packaging is designed to have many after market "re-uses" Pixel reuses cardboard boxes for shipping Pixel reuses and recycles in the office and encourages that at the home. San Francisco Department of the Environment – develop innovative, practical and wide-ranging environmental programs to improve, enhance and preserve the City’s long-term well being. Implemented Green Building Program in accordance with LEED Silver standards. SDH – maker of luxurious natural bedding and linens for bedroom, bath, nursery and tabletop. SDH strives to promote environmental friendliness while making exquisitely crafted products for our customers’ enjoyment. Sherwin Williams Paints – makers of LEED compliant paint and wall coverings. GreenSure designation for environmentally preferred products with maximum performance. Member, US Green Building Council Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval South Cone Trading – a world leader is sustainable furniture. Manufactures furniture and accessories from reclaimed and sustainably-harvested woods. Founding Member, Sustainable Furniture Council Member, Forest Stewardship Council Member, Rainforest Alliance Supporter, “Conservation Makes” Cents PaTS program Sustainable Furniture Council – a non-profit industry association committed to promoting sustainable practices within the home furnishings business. Sustainable practices are those that create a healthy balance between the environment, local economy and social equity. Sustainable Spaces – licensed contractor, specializing in home testing and building performance remediation. They apply building science to identify specific steps that will improve its comfort, indoor air quality and energy efficiency. September 19 & 20 Live Green, Live Well Design + Home Furnishings Show at the San Francisco Mart The Design Industry’s First Dedicated Green Expo! Displays, Discussions, Didactics & Demonstrations 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. September 19 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. September 20