Americans are going to be called out this week when the Buy American campaign hits Capitol Hill to promote U.S. furniture sales. House Beautiful magazine let us in on their poll set to for a Tuesday release in the Capitol: 91 percent of Americans want to buy furniture made in America, but only 48 percent do.
“While consumers know that the quality and workmanship of our furniture is second to none, too often they buy from elsewhere, even while saying they prefer American-made,” said Newell Turner, editor-in-chief of House Beautiful. ‘We want to change that and get them voting for American industry with their wallets.”
Turner, household corporate execs and Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, from North Carolina, home to major furniture makers, will host a Capitol event Tuesday to push the Made in America effort and talk up U.S. furniture design.
Can’t afford it? No problem. House Beautiful plans to put 20 green chairs from top brands such as Hickory Chair, Arhaus and Duralee, around Washington for the taking March 14-15. Hint: stake out the Georgetown waterfront.