Apr 1, 2022 | High Point Market |
SFC Celebrates 15 years
SFC Celebrates 15 years

On April 1, at the Culp Innovation Center at Congdon Yards during High Point Market, the Sustainable Furnishings Council invited members and designers to toast to the organization’s 15th anniversary. With food and fun, emcees Libby Langdon and Thom Filicia—both of whom are SFC ambassadors and members of the organization’s board of directors—celebrated the council’s continued success, making introductions and sharing its vision to ensure a healthy future for all.

Incoming executive director Scarlette Tapp was formally welcomed to the helm of the organization. “I am delighted to be handing her the reins, and we’re thrilled to welcome her at our celebration in High Point,” said outgoing executive director Susan Inglis. During the event, Inglis was also presented the American Sustainable Business Network’s Presidential Proclamation by Steven Salsberg

On hand to celebrate were many members of SFC’s board of directors, including Gat CapertonPhantila Phataraprasit, Business of Home’s Julia Noran Johnston, Nancy Fire, Abi SoodJonsara Ruth, Michael Hirschhorn and Jennifer Harmon. Designers and industry insiders Lisa and Everick Brown, Breegan Jane, Patti Carpenter, Barry Goralnick, Brita Muller of Chairish, Michael Bauer of Dallas Market Center, and Dennis Scully of Business of Home were also in attendance at the anniversary fete.

As the SFC builds on the foundation of its first 15 years, it’s looking to bring the furnishings industry into the circular economy. “Circularity is really where all the interrelated aspects of sustainability come together,” said Inglis. “It is clear that we cannot truly sustain a healthy future without considering durability, repairability and end of life, as well as the impact of manufacturing and distribution.”

Images by VanderVeen Photographers

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Libby Langdon, Susan Inglis, Scarlette Tapp and Thom Filicia, posing for a photo snapped by Laura LaFrenais of Thom Filicia, Inc.
Libby Langdon, Susan Inglis, Scarlette Tapp and Thom Filicia, posing for a photo snapped by Laura LaFrenais of Thom Filicia, Inc.
Libby Langdon, Susan Inglis, Scarlette Tapp and Thom Filicia, posing for a photo snapped by Laura LaFrenais of Thom Filicia, Inc.
The SFC board of directors. Pictured left to right: Gat Caperton, Libby Langdon, Phantila Phataraprasit, Julia Noran Johnston, Nancy Fire, Abi Sood, Susan Inglis, Jonsara Ruth, Scarlette Tapp, Thom Filicia, Michael Hirschhorn and Jennifer Harmon
The SFC board of directors. Pictured left to right: Gat Caperton, Libby Langdon, Phantila Phataraprasit, Julia Noran Johnston, Nancy Fire, Abi Sood, Susan Inglis, Jonsara Ruth, Scarlette Tapp, Thom Filicia, Michael Hirschhorn and Jennifer Harmon
The SFC board of directors. Pictured left to right: Gat Caperton, Libby Langdon, Phantila Phataraprasit, Julia Noran Johnston, Nancy Fire, Abi Sood, Susan Inglis, Jonsara Ruth, Scarlette Tapp, Thom Filicia, Michael Hirschhorn and Jennifer Harmon
Scarlette Tapp, SFC executive director, and Amy Van Dorp, Withit executive director
Scarlette Tapp, SFC executive director, and Amy Van Dorp, Withit executive director
Scarlette Tapp, SFC executive director, and Amy Van Dorp, Withit executive director
Patti Carpenter, Lisa Brown, Everick Brown, Breegan Jane and Sydney Guillaume
Patti Carpenter, Lisa Brown, Everick Brown, Breegan Jane and Sydney Guillaume
Patti Carpenter, Lisa Brown, Everick Brown, Breegan Jane and Sydney Guillaume
Susan Inglis of SFC and Amy Van Dorp, executive director of Withit
Susan Inglis of SFC and Amy Van Dorp, executive director of Withit
Susan Inglis of SFC and Amy Van Dorp, executive director of Withit
Libby Langdon and Thom Filicia, SFC ambassadors and emcees for the event
Libby Langdon and Thom Filicia, SFC ambassadors and emcees for the event
Libby Langdon and Thom Filicia, SFC ambassadors and emcees for the event
Guests gathered to toast the SFC on its 15th anniversary.
Guests gathered to toast the SFC on its 15th anniversary.
Guests gathered to toast the SFC on its 15th anniversary.
Nancy Fire, SFC board of directors member; Susan Inglis, SFC outgoing executive director; and Breegan Jane, designer and SFC ambassador
Nancy Fire, SFC board of directors member; Susan Inglis, SFC outgoing executive director; and Breegan Jane, designer and SFC ambassador
Nancy Fire, SFC board of directors member; Susan Inglis, SFC outgoing executive director; and Breegan Jane, designer and SFC ambassador
Arriving for the party (left to right): Jason Phillips, SFC board of directors; Nancy Fire, SFC board of directors; Lisa Brown and Everick Brown; and Patti Carpenter
Arriving for the party (left to right): Jason Phillips, SFC board of directors; Nancy Fire, SFC board of directors; Lisa Brown and Everick Brown; and Patti Carpenter
Arriving for the party (left to right): Jason Phillips, SFC board of directors; Nancy Fire, SFC board of directors; Lisa Brown and Everick Brown; and Patti Carpenter
Business of Home’s Julia Noran Johnston and Dennis Scully. Noran Johnston is a member of SFC's board of directors.
Business of Home’s Julia Noran Johnston and Dennis Scully. Noran Johnston is a member of SFC's board of directors.
Business of Home’s Julia Noran Johnston and Dennis Scully. Noran Johnston is a member of SFC's board of directors.
Tom Mirabile of Springboard; designer Barry Goralnik; Thom Filicia, designer, SFC ambassador and SFC board of directors member; and Brita Muller, Chairish
Tom Mirabile of Springboard; designer Barry Goralnik; Thom Filicia, designer, SFC ambassador and SFC board of directors member; and Brita Muller, Chairish
Tom Mirabile of Springboard; designer Barry Goralnik; Thom Filicia, designer, SFC ambassador and SFC board of directors member; and Brita Muller, Chairish
Libby Langdon and Thom Filicia, emcees for the event and SFC ambassadors
Libby Langdon and Thom Filicia, emcees for the event and SFC ambassadors
Libby Langdon and Thom Filicia, emcees for the event and SFC ambassadors
Dann Foley of Dann, Inc., and Michael Bauer of Dallas Market Center
Dann Foley of Dann, Inc., and Michael Bauer of Dallas Market Center
Dann Foley of Dann, Inc., and Michael Bauer of Dallas Market Center
Scarlette Tapp, SFC executive director, and Dennis Scully of Business of Home
Scarlette Tapp, SFC executive director, and Dennis Scully of Business of Home
Scarlette Tapp, SFC executive director, and Dennis Scully of Business of Home
Angie Kenny of SFC with Laurence Carr, designer and SFC ambassador
Angie Kenny of SFC with Laurence Carr, designer and SFC ambassador
Angie Kenny of SFC with Laurence Carr, designer and SFC ambassador
Scarlette Tapp and Susan Inglis of SFC with Linda Sorrento and Jane Nichols of High Point University
Scarlette Tapp and Susan Inglis of SFC with Linda Sorrento and Jane Nichols of High Point University
Scarlette Tapp and Susan Inglis of SFC with Linda Sorrento and Jane Nichols of High Point University
Bethanne Matari and Pam Bailey of Currey & Co.
Bethanne Matari and Pam Bailey of Currey & Co.
Bethanne Matari and Pam Bailey of Currey & Co.
Gat Caperton, SFC treasurer, and Peggy Burns of Circle Furniture
Gat Caperton, SFC treasurer, and Peggy Burns of Circle Furniture
Gat Caperton, SFC treasurer, and Peggy Burns of Circle Furniture
Libby Langdon and Thom Filicia, emcees for the event and SFC ambassadors, starting the program
Libby Langdon and Thom Filicia, emcees for the event and SFC ambassadors, starting the program
Libby Langdon and Thom Filicia, emcees for the event and SFC ambassadors, starting the program
Scarlette Tapp, SFC executive director, and Dennis Scully of Business of Home
Scarlette Tapp, SFC executive director, and Dennis Scully of Business of Home
Scarlette Tapp, SFC executive director, and Dennis Scully of Business of Home
Steven Salsberg of the American Sustainable Business Network and Susan Inglis, SFC outgoing executive director. Salsberg awarded the ASBN Presidential Proclamation to Inglis.
Steven Salsberg of the American Sustainable Business Network and Susan Inglis, SFC outgoing executive director. Salsberg awarded the ASBN Presidential Proclamation to Inglis.
Steven Salsberg of the American Sustainable Business Network and Susan Inglis, SFC outgoing executive director. Salsberg awarded the ASBN Presidential Proclamation to Inglis.