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Why Buy Canadian Made Furniture

We’ve been a family-run furniture dealer for over 70 years and we’ve learned a few things along the way. One of the most important is that quality Canadian-made furniture will always offer you the best return on your investment and here’s why.

 

It’s made to last

The quality and craftsmanship of our Canadian furniture manufacturers are unrivaled. That’s why so many of them have been in business for so long. Palliser, one of our top manufacturers, started building furniture in rural Manitoba over 75 years ago. Today, they are headquartered in Winnipeg, still building exceptional handcrafted furniture for the entire home. Decor-Rest was founded by Angelo Marzilli in 1972, and like ours, it is still a family-run business. Based in Woodbridge, Ontario, Decor-Rest has grown to become one of North America’s leading upholstered furniture manufacturers. Brentwood Classics started their made-to-order sofa manufacturing business just outside of Toronto over 40 years ago. They still make some of the finest and most comfortable sofas on the market and have the awards to prove it. And there are more – Leathercraft, Kingsdown, Bermex, we could go on, but suffice it to say that our partnerships with our Canadian furniture manufacturers make us proud. We know we can depend on them to consistently provide quality materials, exquisite craftsmanship, superb style, and comfort that is simply unmatched.

 

It’s made sustainably

Much of our Canadian-made furniture is built from solid North American hardwoods, a resource that is renewable and sustainable. Beyond our borders, we have little control over how trees are harvested and whether replanting occurs, but here in North America, there are ways of ensuring that the furniture we buy is built from responsibly sourced wood. Keep an eye out for companies like Brentwood Classics who have been certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), a non-profit association that promotes sustainable practices in the home furnishings industry. By investing in sustainably sourced wood, you are helping to prevent damage to our ecosystems, our watersheds, our wildlife, and the trees themselves. And what’s more, well-made furniture doesn’t end up in landfills, it lasts for decades, gets passed on, repurposed, and reused. Furniture that lasts reduces the extraction of raw materials, creates less waste, and cuts down on pollution caused by manufacturing and transportation.

 

Buying local keeps our money local

Canadian businesses support Canadian communities so buying local has benefits at many levels. First of all, buying local has a profound effect on our economy – buying local keeps our money local. When you purchase Canadian-made furniture from a Canadian dealer, your purchase contributes to local economic activity, local salaries, and the local tax base, it recirculates our money in our economy. The Canadian furniture industry employs over 100,000 Canadian workers and is a $15 billion a year business. By buying Canadian-made furniture from Canadian retailers you are contributing to a robust Canadian economy and that is a benefit to all. 

 

It’s made for you

As Canadian retailers and manufacturers, our priority is you, the Canadian public. You are our base, when we think of customers, we think of you. We want to make sure you are happy and that you stick with us, so our services and products are tailored to your needs–from a range of personalized services at our stores to customizable made-to-order furniture from our Canadian manufacturers, you can be sure that we will do everything we can to get it right for you and your family.

 

Whether you’re looking for impeccable quality, environmental sustainability, ways to support and encourage our economy, furniture that is made just for you, or all of the above, buying quality Canadian-made furniture is the way to go – it will always offer the best return on your investment. 

 

Join us at Smitty’s for our Fall in Love with Canadian Furniture event from October 15th to November 1st and let us introduce you to our Canadian furniture manufacturers.

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