Culp Inc. joins Sustainable Furnishings Council

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Culp, Inc. has joined the Sustainable Furnishings Ccouncil) to strengthen its commitment to environmental sustainability.

“We are known as an innovative and creative company committed to managing our business in a responsible manner,” said Iv Culp, president and CEO of Culp Inc. “This not only applies to our fabric designs and material sourcing, but to our entire company culture. We are striving to find ways of operating that are better for the environment, for our customers, for our employees, and for our communities.”

Culp added that, as the only publicly traded textile company to join the SFC, the company hopes to use its membership to increase its integration of best practices and affect positive environmental and social change as a leader within the home furnishings industry.

“Obviously committed to sustainability and eco-friendly practices, Culp is a significant company for our entire industry and their participation with us will make a difference for our cause,” said Susan Inglis, executive director of the SFC.

Culp support’s the SFC’s triple bottom line focus of “People – Planet – Profits” and recognizes the importance of incorporating sustainable practices into its operations. The company is committed to SFC’s core beliefs on carbon reduction, water management, product circularity, waste reduction, and other sustainability strategies.

The SFC is an independent, non-profit 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.

The company has completed a variety of initiatives, according to Culp, including using solar power at its Read Windows production facility in Knoxville, Tenn.; using hydro and wind power at its manufacturing facility in Quebec; 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.

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