For Less Than The Cost of a Cup of Coffee Per Day!

And so another year has begun and the outlook is very positive for the furnishing industry. In 2024 we hope to see a continued reduction in ‘poor quality’ furnishing product recalls and an increase in quality products that meet our very high Australian Standards....

Critical Industry Training – Wood Machining

Today’s HOT TOPIC is TRAINING. The newly appointed skills organisation, Skills Insight, is reaching out for our industry’s feedback on WOOD MACHINING QUALIFICATIONS. This SURVEY is critical to our industry. Background from Skills Insight: Changes to the MSF Furnishing...

Wood – Getting So Much Better All The Time!

The Australian Furniture Association (AFA) is pleased to support Forest & Wood Products Australia as they announce The Ultimate Renewable campaign. The launch, hosted at NSW Parliament House in Sydney, marks a significant milestone in championing the sustainable...

The Victorian Manufacturing Showcase is coming in November!

The Victorian Manufacturing Showcase 2023 (VMS2023) will take place on Tuesday, 21 November, at the Moonee Valley Racing Club hosted by the Victorian Government, in partnership with NORTH Link. The showcase will shine a spotlight on the future of advanced...

What the PFAS!*#!

The surging consumption of ‘Fast Furniture’, also known as imported low-cost, unsafe, non-compliant, unsustainable product, is being attributed to increases in the increased cost of living, shifting behavioural patterns, evolving living trends, and the nomadic...

AFA Choose Australia First

The AFA has launched an unprecedented campaign to support jobs in the Australian furniture industry, in a bid by the industry to stave off up to 10,000 jobs at risk due to COVID 19. A recent, ongoing survey revealed the devastating impact of COVID 19 on the sector.

Industry Opportunity Through Stewardship System

A resilient and sustainable furniture industry, with Australia positioned as a global leader in innovation, is the aim of a three-year programme to develop a commercial furniture Product Stewardship system with minimal financial impact on the industry.

Are You Sitting on a Cancer-Causing Couch?

As previously researched and reported by the Australian Furniture Association, the concerns about hazardous AZO dyes in clothing and bed linen have been extended to include textiles and leather used in the manufacture of furniture in Australia and contained in...

Product Recall Insurance a MUST for Furnishing Industry

Product recalls are on the rise as ever increasing consumer protection and new regulations come into play. It does not take much of a defect to fail to meet various legislation and Australian Standards. Australian businesses in the furnishing industry are responsible...