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Pre-owned Furniture: Out with the old and in with the old

November 3rd, 2022

Furniture is one of the largest waste categories in the U.S. if not worldwide, generating more than 12 million tons of waste in landfills every year, according to 2018 data by the Environmental Protection Agency. Over the past decade, there has been an acceleration in businesses across the globe provide new homes for pre-owned or pre-loved furniture.

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Green Consumerism

October 7th, 2022

Consumers and retailers are not on the same page when it comes to sustainable shopping. This is the key takeaway from a recent report produced by First Insight and the Baker Retailing Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Consumers and senior retail executives were surveyed in tandem to compare perceptions and preferences for sustainable products, shopping formats, and the influences driving sustainable purchase decisions.

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Vietnam International Furniture Association Fair 2022

August 11th, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, the Vietnam International Furniture Association Fair 2022 (VIFA) will return as an in-person event at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. VIFA, Vietnam’s leading furniture fair, brings together furniture enthusiasts and key players across the furniture industry to discover new products, learn about latest design trends and take advantage of networking opportunities.

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Design for Disassembly

July 19th, 2022

Design for Disassembly (DfD) has become a staple within the furniture industry, like such terms as knock-down or recyclable are today. With #fastfurniture continuing to grow year on year as a worldwide issue, more needs to be done. Each year in the European Union, 10 million tonnes of furniture are discarded, the majority of which ends up in landfills or incineration. DfD is a way to help reduce the amount headed to landfill. But what does it all mean and how can we really make a difference?

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SBN’s Sustainable Packaging Strategies - Beyond the Quick Wins

June 15th, 2022

Sustainable packaging is fast becoming a higher priority for both brand and the consumer alike – more now than ever before. The term ‘eco-friendly packaging’ is clearly more than just a buzzword. In fact, implementing sustainable packaging is no longer an option – it is a necessity.

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Circular Healthy Materials

May 12th, 2022

Be Responsible, Be Sustainable. Global resource scarcity, consumer awareness of sustainability and changing legislation are driving Sourcebynet’s customers to use circular and sustainable materials. Sourcebynet considers the circulatory of materials during our design process to minimise the impact on our natural resources.

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Designed locally produced globally

March 26th, 2022

A furniture resource company that is trusted by some of the world’s leading home fashion brands.

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Let's Rise to the Recycling Challenge

March 16th, 2022

Every year, the Earth yields almost 90 billion tons of natural resources. It is difficult to fathom the scale of this statistic, but at current consumption rates, they will certainly be exhausted soon. But oftentimes, crises exist alongside opportunities – by not viewing used resources as mere waste; rather, converting them to valuable products – in other words, recycling is a key solution.

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See you at the Spring High Point Market

March 10th, 2022

Sourcebynet is a newcomer to the Spring High Point Market. But what we’ll be bringing is over 20 years of experience, innovation and an international perspective. Drop by for a chat and see what we’ve got to offer. Or check us out beforehand, visit our website at www.sourcebynet.com

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Furniture of the Future

December 3rd, 2021

Sustainability – a meaningless buzzword or a concept that can truly value add to a business?
Perhaps it is the former for furniture brands milking the term in every marketing campaign. For it to achieve the latter, its tasks cannot be only relegated to a sustainability department. Rather, corporate-wide efforts must be in place, with adequate resources aligned to meet sustainability’s KPIs.

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China's Port of Dalian Begins Covid-19 Lockdowns and Quarantine

November 19th, 2021

A new wave of the Delta variant has hit the port city of Dalian, forcing health authorities to begin lockdown procedures and halting segments of the port’s operations. Locals are only allowed essential travel, while mass testing and sanitation protocols have been reintroduced in the city.

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Sourcebynet's Participation in MIFF Furniverse

October 22nd, 2021

Sourcebynet will be participating virtually and LIVE via the MIFF Furniverse Online Furniture Fair happening this 25 -29 October 2021. Register now and mark the dates for an exciting furniture sourcing journey with us – MIFF Furniverse

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Inspiration

Acacia: Embracing Nature’s Sophistication

September 28th, 2021

In today’s concrete jungle, consumers find themselves increasingly gravitating toward nature. Homeowners and offices alike are beginning to introduce greenery and natural elements into their living spaces. Think hangers, planters, green walls, and indoor plants.

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Sourcebynet Won FHL Supplier Of The Year Award 2021

July 8th, 2021

Sourcebynet proudly won FHL Supplier Of The Year Award 2021 in recognition of our outstanding contribution to the success of their furniture brand.

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Market News

Tech Trends In The Furniture Retail Industry In 2021

June 2nd, 2021

The onset of Covid-19 has forced businesses all over the world to rethink about their business strategies. Let’s take a look at some of the latest tech trends in the furniture industry in particular, that we can look forward to in 2021 and beyond.

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Beyond 2020: Challenges and Trends Facing the Furniture Industry

January 15th, 2021

2020 will go down as a year of volatility. It literally started with a bang with the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, sparking global fears of a third world war. Then came the Australian bushfire, blanketing the Down Under for months. And of course, you can’t talk about 2020 without mentioning its biggest villain – COVID-19 – forcing hordes of employees to work from home in silos, along with the acceleration of digital across all departments.

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Inspiration

Sourcebynet’s forest collection rides on popularity of rattan furniture

January 5th, 2021

Rattan is the main material used to produce Sourcebynet’s new Forest Collection, and the launch of this new product line comes at a great time as top interior designers predict that 2020 will be the year that rattan furniture will become a hot design trend. 

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How SBN is Adapting to The Changing European Landscape

December 28th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digitalization in the furniture industry, especially for retailers. For those who embrace online, they may survive now and possibly thrive in the new normal. What’s more certain is that for those who remain stagnant, will cease to exist in the coming years. As furniture retailers face issues like rising rent and falling foot traffic, exacerbated by the pandemic, improving the online user experience seems to be the only solution in sight. For that, we have Europe to look to.

 

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