The upcoming fall High Point Market will put a spotlight on sustainability in the home furnishings industry.

This year's Center Stage area will introduce an immersive program called “Sustainability Stories.” It will highlight the latest innovations in sustainable furnishings, materials, and design, and offer ideas on how businesses can grow by incorporating these concepts.

According to a news release, three featured designers with a background in sustainable products will deliver presentations in interactive room settings.

Participating designer Nancy Fire says it's important to raise awareness of sustainability in the industry, calling it more of a lifestyle than a trend.

And designer Laurence Carr says the industry is at an inflection point, with consumer demand influencing company decisions to improve their eco-footprint. 

The fall High Point Market is scheduled for October 16 through the 20.

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