“The product for today with no compromise for the future”
Not surprisingly, we love sustainability. We believe in supplying high quality, ethically sourced, gorgeous furniture that’s going to go the distance. To us, being sustainable isn’t just about using reclaimed timber, but protecting and supporting every aspect of the supply chain. We are proud to say that at each stage of supply, manufacturing, and selling, we streamline every possible process so that the goods you receive are sustainable.
Supporting sustainability helps to reduce our impact on the environment and our world. Unmanaged de-forestation has already caused devastating effects on the earth along with the communities in the areas affected.
We support many organisations to try and reduce this impact, by collaborating expertise we can minimise the negative effects of global furniture manufacturing. Trees for Trees is a non-profit organisation we endorse that empowers communities to take part in re-forestation initiatives and also works to educate society about the impact of logging in Indonesia, where a large amount of our teak furniture is sourced. Perum Perhutani is among the bodies we support that act against illegal logging of trees in Indonesia and are certified by the Rainforest Alliance for Sustainable Forest Management. They actively prevent illegal logging and certify the timber used is from sustainable sources, totalling an area in excess of 2.4 million hectors.
We also actively participate the FLEGT Licenced Timber Initiative. FLEGT stands for "Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade". This initiative aims to reduce illegal logging by strengthening sustainable and legal forest management, improving governance and promoting trade in legally produced timber. All new timber that we import from Indonesia comes with FLEGT certification, which guarantees that the timber is from sustainably sourced plantations, is harvested legally and ethically.
Why buy sustainable furniture? Quite simply the more furniture we produce from re-afforested sustainable sources, the more trees will be planted to meet the demand and the more CO2 will be an absorbed - a simple green solution to reducing your carbon footprint. Our sustainable product ranges include Douglas Fir, locally grown for us in Cornwall and expertly machined at our sawmill in The Duchy. Douglas Fir is perfect for outdoor use and produces high-quality, long-lasting and heavy-duty products that any commercial establishment would be proud of.
Each piece of our Teak Root Furniture is seriously impressive and 100% unique. Every root is excavated from abandoned Teak tree plantations and is carefully crafted to produce stunning table bases and works of art. Using the roots in this way creates valuable livelihoods for local communities in Indonesia and allows the soil to be used for further plantation. We love this sustainable process because it makes use of otherwise discarded by-products and they look incredible too. Our other furniture ranges manufactured from reclaimed Elm, natural Kubu Wicker, Swedish Redwood, Oak, and reclaimed Pine, along with our FLEGT certified solid Teak indoor and outdoor furniture complete our catalogue.
We are also able to offer a bespoke design service, enabling you to purchase stylish and traditionally built pieces with your own functionality in mind. All our products are made to the highest standard using traditional joinery methods and are designed to stand the test of time.
Our concept for sustainability is not just based on sourcing ethically, but is also about ensuring the longevity in furniture and timber. When using sustainably grown timber, the product’s lifespan should be equal to (or longer) than it takes for the tree to reach a harvestable size again. We take great pride in achieving the product for today with no compromise for the future. We work closely with our suppliers to develop new product ideas, influenced by the beauty and rich diversity of natural and sustainable resources. Where possible we use reclamation of timber, this is an especially effective method of sustainability that allows us to recycle previously used wood into beautiful new furniture.
Want to support us in our campaign to become eco-friendlier? Then please feel free to email us at [email protected]. We would love to hear from you. Don’t just take our word for it, we have won multiple awards to date for the quality and sustainability of our products. Check out our most recent awards and accolades:
- Best Eco-Friendly supplier in the UK 2019 and 2020 Build Magazine Awards
- Best Artisan Reclaimed Wood Furniture Specialist 2019
- Buy Me Once Excellence Award 2019 in the Most Sustainable Furniture category
- Best Small Furniture Company in the 2019 Ethical Consumer Product Guide