Social and Environmental Responsibility

We have combined centuries of traditions with long dormant art forms. Then we have sprinkled in some 21st Century modernising influence to create a neat little package of delightful handiwork that’s as good for you as it is for our artisans and their craft.

We all know firsthand the impact plastic can have on the communities we foster, and the artisans who have made this whole project possible. It’s truly damning. The tiniest improvement each of us can do has a massive impact, and we fully intend to do our bit. To that end, we have been gradually eliminating plastic and non-biodegradable substances from every single one of our crafted pieces. You can then savour our furniture with a clean conscience and an even cleaner environment.

This would all sound a bit rich coming from a furniture company, whose existence – by definition – depends on the gift of trees. However, the timber used in the making of the product is sourced from regulated and commercially planted sources and is fully certified with regard to the relevant responsible forestry laws. Our artisans have been employing community based forestry in some form for over two centuries, and we feel it’s wise to involve them every step of the way in the creation of our pieces. You can rest easy knowing the environment will not be worse off when you open your package.

We do urge you to appreciate the natural occurrences in the wood. The movement of timber, knot configurations, as well as colour, batch, imperfections and grain pattern variations all add to the uniqueness of each individual item. These are an integral part of the handmade craft ecosystems and should not be considered as defects. Your product is not a soulless piece of wood churned out en masse from some factory by machines, it is a living, breathing ecosystem which has found a new place in your home. Every product tells a story. This is yours.

Caring for the wood is easy. Regular light dusting is recommended, as is occasional light waxing on non painted surface. This will refresh and protect the wood.

Wherever fabric is used, we have ensured that the product is fire retardant to comply with the requisite laws. You can rest easy knowing your house is safe from any unintended pyrotechnics.

We are a community, and every piece you buy goes towards the livelihood of an artisan practicing their craft, and their families. Coming from them, thank you. We appreciate your support. You are doing your bit in making once dying arts flourish again, just like the communities they stem from.

In the unlikely event of you not being entirely pleased with our product, simply get in touch. It is strongly advised to do so within 2 working days so that we can rectify any problems as soon as possible. We would hate to see you unhappy with something we worked so hard to design, build and send to you.

We hope you have many happy years with your new piece of furniture and that it becomes an important part of your home.