Sustainability

 

Sustainability:

We restore, upcycle and repair furniture and  recycle as much as we possibly can.

We love the beauty of  natural wood  and make new furniture but want no part of the destruction of the world forest ecological and social systems through deforestation therefore we source our wood from suppliers who have FSC or PEFC certification.  (See below for a full explanation of these)

 

Explanation of Certifications

 

PEFC

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international non-profit governmental organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third party certification.

PEFC works through the entire forest chain supply to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect to the highest ecological, social and ethical standards.  Thanks to the eco-label, customers and consumers are able to identify products from sustainably managed forests.

PEFC is an umbrella organization. It works by endorsing national forest certification systems developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions.

FSC

FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.

Established in 1993 as a response to concerns over global deforestation, FSC is a pioneer forum where the global consensus on responsible forest management convenes and through democratic process effects solution to the pressures facing the world’s forests and forest-dependent communities.

Within this forum, voice from the Global North and South, from organizations big and small, assemble to define environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable forest management and identify the tolls and resources that will effect positive lasting change.

As a multi-stakeholder organization, FSC applies the directive of its membership to develop forest management, and chain of custody standards, deliver trademark assurance and provide accreditation services to a global network of committed businesses, organizations and communities. FSC certification provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products, enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value.