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Why Sustainability Is Important

Updated: May 10

The problems of Burma and the Brazilian Amazon may seem a long way from that shiny mahogany and teak garden furniture in the Garden Centre's and furniture showrooms. But buying unprotected timber, in addition to destroying primary forests, may have financed groups guilty of human rights abuses, encouraged the hunting of endangered species, threatened the survival of indigenous tribes and deprived animals of a place to call home. Teak and mahogany are two of the world’s most endangered wood species.

Oak, especially air dried Oak is a sustainable and carbon neutral alternative. All of our Oak is sourced in accordance with the The European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR), which aims to counter illegal logging and associated trade in timber and timber products in the member states of the European Union, and ultimately contribute to sustainable management of forests.

So, when it comes to making a choice about your garden furniture, please give some thought to the environment. Ultimately, garden furniture should enhance the experience of spending time outdoors, but not at the cost of someone else's habitat.

Below- Before and after 17 years of deforestation in Myanmar- the global home of Teak.

Source: Canadian Journal of Forestry Research

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