Friday, Apr. 24, 2009

Paulette Cole, Retail

In 2004, Cole decided to transform ABC Home, the Manhattan-based retailer of upscale home design, into a mission-based business focusing on the environment and social responsibility. She began by asking furniture manufacturers where they sourced their wood. Today ABC Home sells 650 choices of "good wood" furniture. Cole, who calls herself the good housekeeper of the design world, is expanding her retail influence with new programs developing products made in India, Africa and Asia.