Using Sustainably Sourced Wood

As well as a beautiful and strong material for manufacturing furniture, wood is a natural product that does not harm the environment in its 'production'. Timber is one of the MOST sustainable and renewable building materials on Earth. Trees are nature's solar panels, converting carbon emissions into Oxygen as they grow, and can be used for energy when burnt at the end of its useful life.

It is important to us that the wood we use in our furniture is harvested in a responsible way to ensure that that it is farmed correctly, replaced as necessary and meets all the requirements to make it a sustainable material.

Sustainable wood comes from sustainably managed forests, and given the FSC certification. It’s renewable because the forest stewards manage the landscape to prevent damage to local environment, wildlife and ecosystems and protect the indigenous people’s rights.

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests.
FSC runs a global forest certification system which is the hallmark of responsible forest management and includes a certified chain of custody that tracks the timber through every stage in the supply chain from the forest to the final user.

This system allows consumers to identify, purchase and use wood, paper and other forest products produced from well managed forests.

 The Forest Stewardship Council  is an international non-profit organisation founded in 1993 with a mission to create responsible forestry. It is the only forest verification scheme endorsed by leading environmental charities like WWF, the Woodland Trust and Greenpeace.

Sustainability in this context means the forest should still be there for future generations, soaking up carbon emissions and keeping our air clean, and protecting the wildlife who inhabit it.

Wood from unsustainable sources, on the other hand, results in the loss of valuable trees and habitats. The effects are clear – illegal logging feeds a supply chain that does not care about the maintenance or future of forests that have taken hundreds or even thousands of years to create.