ForestHer: Women Landowners Together in Forest Stewardship

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ForestHer continues to bring women landowners in Western North Carolina together in forest stewardship. Women now make up 60% of almost 14 million acres of NC forest land-owners, either owning the land jointly or individually.  They have a resource in the ForestHer Program that supports forest stewardship. The WNC Chapter of ForestHer is led by Aimme Tomcho, a Burnsville-based conservation … Continued

When Mission Matters

See The Benefits Of Restorative Growing, Sourcing, and Harvesting Work at Bark House began in 1990 with a focus on the well-being of Appalachian forests and the people working and living in them. In 1990, we embarked on a new manufacturing company framework to honor the strategy of trees and forests through cleanly manufactured products … Continued

How to Create Instant History With Reclaimed Building Materials

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With our current age of technology, speed, and convenience, shiny and new is always the fast and cheap solution for building needs. But for the bespoke luxury home as conscious as it is refined, sustainable architecture poses a modern solution both for creating one‑of‑a‑kind, enduring designs and preserving our environment. One good way to boost the regenerative factor of … Continued

Considering the Principles of Regenerative Design for Your Project

While sustainable building materials are often put forth as an eco-friendly solution, it takes more—a regenerative practice—to deliver on that promise.
An increasing number of designers and architects want to bring sustainable and regenerative concepts to their luxury architecture and interiors, both to create groundbreaking projects and to have a developmental impact. But what exactly does regenerative design mean? How do we begin to consider the regenerative capacity of our projects? The nature of regenerative design is to … Continued

How Do I Take Sustainable Interior Design to the Next Level?

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The sustainable interior design industry is changing to be more environmentally friendly and more informed about manufacturing practices. As the buying power of Millennials and Generation Z consumers grows, so too does the importance of their expectation for luxury brands to share their personal values, including patronage of sustainable and/or socially conscious brands and products. PHOTO CREDIT:  … Continued