Culp Inc. is strengthening its commitment to environmental sustainability by joining the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC). The council is an independent, nonprofit coalition of furniture industry manufacturers, retailers and designers dedicated to raising awareness and promoting the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices in the home furnishings industry.
As a member of SFC, Culp supports the council’s triple bottom line focus of people, planet and profits, and recognizes the importance of incorporating sustainable practices into its operations. Culp is committed to SFC’s core beliefs on carbon reduction, water management, product circularity, waste reduction and other sustainability strategies. The company has completed a variety of initiatives in these areas, including using solar power at its Read Windows production facility in Knoxville, Tenn.; using hydro and wind power at its manufacturing facility in Quebec, Canada; water reuse at its Stokesdale, N.C. manufacturing plant; and becoming Zero to Landfill certified in all of its U.S. mattress fabric and sewn cover production facilities.
Culp’s LiveSmart Evolve® upholstery fabric line combines sustainability with performance through its use of yarn made with an average of 30 percent recycled fibers from post-consumer plastic bottles. To date, Culp has diverted more than 1.6 million plastic bottles from landfills through the LiveSmart Evolve line.