Navigating the Sustainability Landscape: Sourcebynet's Supplier Sustainability Training Webinars
September 12th, 2023
Sustainability has become a critical component of business operations for Sourcebynet. To ensure our Design4Life vision and strategy is clear throughout our value chain, our sustainability department recently conducted the first part of a two-part webinar series.
Disney Home Gaming Chairs: A Perfect Blend of Fun and Functionality for Home Learning and Work
September 4th, 2023
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world witnessed a massive shift in the way we live and work. Home-based activities like remote learning and working from home became the new norm for many. As people embraced this new lifestyle, the demand for comfortable and versatile home furniture surged. Among the leading trends in home furniture are Disney Home Gaming Chairs, designed to cater to the needs of both work and play. These gaming chairs, along with matching desks, are adorned with beloved Disney franchises like Star Wars and Marvel, making them a sought-after addition to any home.READ MORE
The Importance of Measuring Scope 3 Supply Chain Emissions and How Sourcebynet Has Started
August 14th, 2023
If your furniture business aligns with the norm, the major portion of your carbon footprint stems from scope 3 emissions. Scope 3, also referred to as value chain emissions, contribute to approximately 70% to 80% of the average business’s climate impact.
Modern Slavery: A Global Crisis in Plain Sight
August 9th, 2023
Modern slavery, a term that might evoke images of a bygone era, is, unfortunately, a prevalent and pressing issue in the 21st century. Despite advancements in human rights and technology, millions of men, women, and children around the world continue to suffer under the shackles of modern slavery. This insidious and hidden crime operates in plain sight, affecting various industries, regions, and vulnerable populations. This article aims to shed light on the global crisis of modern slavery, exploring its root causes, its far-reaching consequences, and the efforts being made to combat this grave violation of human rights.READ MORE
Sourcebynet and HIVE Furniture Show Partner to Empower Global Furniture Brands on their Sustainability Journey
July 11th, 2023
Sourcebynet, in partnership with the HIVE Furniture Show, recently hosted a series of dynamic webinars aimed at guiding furniture-focused brands on their sustainability journey. This collaborative initiative, held online over three sessions, witnessed a positive turnout of over 30 enthusiastic attendees from across the globe. With an engaged audience and thought-provoking questions, the webinars sparked meaningful discussions.
Biodegradability vs. Composting
June 13th, 2023
The terms “biodegradable” and “compostable” are everywhere, but they’re often used interchangeably, incorrectly, or misleadingly – adding a layer of uncertainty for anyone trying to shop sustainably.READ MORE
Digital Product Passports and Blockchain: Building a Sustainable Future for the Furniture Industry
May 8th, 2023
As the world moves towards a more sustainable future, Digital Product Passports (DPPs) and blockchain have emerged as game-changing technologies for several industries. Together, they offer a compelling solution for creating greater visibility, trust, and knowledge of complex material flows within the global supply chain.
Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)
April 11th, 2023
As a leading design, build and sourcing company, we understand the importance of conscious design and responsible sourcing in today’s world. That’s why we are taking proactive steps to prepare for the upcoming Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), which will come into effect in 2024.
Conscious Design and Responsible Sourcing
March 20th, 2023
As consumers become increasingly aware of the impact their purchasing decisions have on the environment, conscious design and responsible sourcing have become crucial requirements for businesses across the furniture industry.READ MORE
Vietnam International Furniture Association Fair 2023
March 20th, 2023
Vietnam International Furniture Association Fair, VIFA 2023, was held from Wednesday, 8th March 2023
to Saturday, 11th March 2023 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The Season of Hearts: SBN's Furniture Donation for Charity
January 11th, 2023
A sensational and mindful act by Sourcebynet just in time for Christmas. The best way to celebrate the yuletide season is to start it off with a good deed and we at Sourcebynet have managed to do that in the most meaningful way we know – by the act of giving.
FSC APAC Business Forum 2022: Connecting Forests with Markets
December 7th, 2022
Sourcebynet was invited to present at the recent prestige FSC Asia Pacific Business Forum 2022. FSC has been dedicated to promoting responsible forest management worldwide and upholding the highest standards in responsible forestry at best. FSC believe that transforming the market into responsible sourcing is an effective way to halt deforestation and the new norm of doing business.
SBN is now Global Recycled Standard (GRS) Certified
December 12th, 2022
This is a major milestone in our continuous efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of providing environmental friendly products.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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?
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.
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.
Designed locally produced globally
March 26th, 2022
A furniture resource company that is trusted by some of the world’s leading home fashion brands.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.comREAD MORE
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.
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.READ MORE
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 FurniverseREAD MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.