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...

PRODUCT RECALLS ON THE RISE   

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. When a recall is declared by a government agency or a retailer,...

Storm Over Procurement Loopholes

A storm is brewing over government procurement policies within the furnishing sector, with Members of Australia’s peak industry body, the Australasian Furnishing Association (AFA), pushing for reform. It seems that the AFA may have ‘hit a nerve’, with the issue...

AFA ANNOUNCES Australian Contemporary Emerging Design Award Winners

MEDIA RELEASE 14 January 2020 AFA ANNOUNCES Australian Contemporary Emerging design AWARD WINNERS The Australasian Furnishing Association (AFA) has announced the 2019 Australian Contemporary Emerging Design Awards (ACE). The focus for the 2019 Awards for Australian...

Last Chance To Enter International Pinnacle Awards 2019

Entries into the 2019 ACE Awards©  have been granted direct entry into the 2019 USA International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) Pinnacle Awards® (*criteria applies). Judged by a panel of International adjudicators, including AFA CEO, Patrizia Torelli, the...

Warning on Toppling Furniture following the Death of another Child

NSW Fair Trading and other consumer affairs agencies across the country have launched a campaign to ensure parents and carers know how to protect their children and prevent a serious accident from toppling furniture and TVs. NSW Fair Trading Commissioner, Rod Stowe,...

Focus on furnishing industry standards now at critical point

Standards are applied to protect buyers, consumers and users. They are used to demonstrate a commitment to the community’s expectation of a safe and sustainable Australia and are recognised as a value-add to Australia’s economic efficiency, trade and international...

Biosecurity and Illegal Logging Free Service

Did you know, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has a free service available to confidentially report information about suspected breaches of Australian biosecurity laws? Redline allows callers to report matters that may not be detected, reported or...