Arborite Activates Save a Sample! Program in Canada
Arborite, a manufacturer of high pressure laminate, and Wilsonart, a leading manufacturer of decorative engineered surfaces for more than 50 years, today announced their combined sponsorship at the platinum level of the Save a Sample! program. Save a Sample! provides a second life for unused brochures, samples, fabrics, and finish cards by delivering them to design schools and students for use in their projects and design work. Arborite and Wilsonart’s combined platinum level sponsorship aids Save a Sample! in its mission to continue to help budding designers as well as the environment.
“Arborite and Wilsonart, as companies on the cutting edge of design, are constantly producing fresh collections and sending out new samples,” said Teresa Gentile, Marketing Director at Arborite. “Through Save a Sample!, we are able to ensure that outdated materials go to a good home, exposing design students to these fantastic products as well as reducing waste and unused material.”
This is Arborite’s first year participating in the Save a Sample! program which newly expanded to Canada in 2014. Wilsonart has supported the program for more than five years.
“Wilsonart and Arborite are brands for whom sustainability and environmental awareness is always top-of-mind,” said Suzanne Swift, Save a Sample! Founder. “This is a natural partnership for us and we’re excited to expand to the Canadian market with their support.”
Save a Sample! creates a second life for unused design materials. Over the years, thousands of pounds of materials have been donated to the program by some of the busiest design firms. Materials are delivered to design schools with the help of furniture dealers. As a result, talented students have a much richer set of resources to choose from as they grow their design skills.
With over 60 years of experience in decorative high-pressure laminate manufacturing, Montreal-based Arborite delivers inspired contemporary surfacing solutions. The company excels in supplying designers, architects, and specifiers with the perfect laminate for any space, allowing them to choose from a range of premium textures and over 200 colors. All Arborite laminates are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified, and over 50% of their product offering is certified by the FSC.
Wilsonart is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of High Pressure Laminates and other engineered surfaces used in furniture, office and retail space, countertops, worktops and other applications. The company operates under the Wilsonart®, Resopal®, Polyrey®, Arborite®, Ralph Wilson® and Durcon® brands and has achieved success through a combination of outstanding service, high-quality products and a focus on continuously redefining decorative surfaces through improved performance and aesthetics. For more information, visit www.Wilsonart.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.