Ashley was started in 1997 and now has been spread to 520 locations around the globe of which 450 are located in North America. All the furniture sold in their outlets are made by their parent company Ashley Furniture Industries which is world’s largest furniture manufacturing industry supplying products around the world. Ashley became the top selling furniture brand and fastest growing furniture chain in the world. The company does not only stop their selves on making great furniture but also plays very important role for making great social contribution. They have also started a Hope2Dream Foundation to help needy children and keeps on providing them new mattresses. They are also involved in many other social activities like donating essentials and furniture to the victims of disasters, providing equipment to local rescue and fire department, funding research on Mayo Clinic and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. They also have raised over $10,000,000 for the City of Hope which is a treatment and research center for life threatening diseases.
Ashley is not only a HomeStore selling furniture, but it is a store which cares about society and nature. They are contributing in protecting the environment. They recycle thousands of tons of material which is usually wasted. A huge quantity of wood furniture waste is recycled, reused and replenish all year to protect the environment.