Expert Interviews

Debbie Hindman
Debbie Hindman, teacher, writer and marketing department for a leading Colorado design firm owned and operated by women, says that interior designers have the opportunity to help their clients make socially responsible choices.
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Gary Coles-Christensen
Gary Coles-Christensen, President of Santa Fe-based G. Coles-Christensen, Rug Merchants and his colleagues founded their business on sound personal values, and that includes selling rugs made without illegal child labor.
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Travis Price
Architect Travis Price says green design in architecture has the potential to build stronger communities where people feel connected and less alienated than they do in today’s fast-paced world of consumptive homogeneity.
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Angelo Surmelis
Self-described “Lifestyle/Design & TV Guy” Angelo Surmelis and his family moved to the United States from Greece when he was six, and it was around that time, his parents remember him dragging furniture around to rearrange their Chicago apartment. "I really believed, from an early age and still do, that your space can change the way you feel," says Surmelis. 
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John Kurtz
Co-owner of New Moon Rugs in Wilmington, Delaware, John Kurtz discusses the history of hand-woven rugs, sustainable carpet production and his work with GoodWeave to end child labor.
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Susan Szenasy
Metropolis Editor-in-Chief Susan Szenasy believes that the carpet and rug industry is operating with outdated thinking and needs to do more to respond to consumers’ interest in products that are produced responsibly.
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