SFC Member Green Haven Living was created with responsible wood use and forest protection objectives in mind, among others. The company wanted to showcase sustainable merchandise options for the general public and prove that there are better, more ethical ways to manufacture goods.
The Company Founder established relationships over several years’ time with furniture makers with similar values and interests. For them, it was a matter of formalizing that commitment, making it visible and easily understandable to customers, peers, and makers. Green Haven Living learned the value of speaking the same “language” as the larger companies, adding a voice to the choir. Every voice in a choir matters: when small businesses make these more formal efforts (that they can operate without), they increase pressure on larger businesses to follow suit and improve their policies.
In the early stages of its development, Green Haven Living was faced with the challenging task of finding suppliers who shared similar mission statements and operating values. Company strategies include establishing a symbiotic relationship with suppliers, where they push one another to do and be better. They also rely on Chain of Custody documentation for peace of mind in knowing how the wood is produced and from where it originates.
SFC is proud to have Green Haven Living as a Member of the organization. They are a small boutique store, but remain very loud and proud when it comes to proclaiming their commitments to sustainability and conservation!
Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about Green Haven Living’s efforts to protect the planet. We hope you will use this information to make more informed choices about your next furniture purchase.