Round Folding Table - Light Finish

If you’re in the market for some eco friendly rubberwood furniture such as a side table, dining table, console table or other item of solid wood occasional furniture, then we hope you’ll make Fairtrade Lifestyle your first stop! Of course we want to sell our furniture to you, but our motivation goes far beyond that!

Each time you purchase from Fairtrade Lifestyle, you’re making an ‘ethical’ purchase because all of our products are fair trade. Taking that one step further, if for example you choose to buy a Rubberwood console table, then not only are you buying a product that makes a positive impact on indigenous crafts people, but you’re also buying furniture made from an environmentally friendly sustainable source. This makes you part of a growing number of people that care about the provenance of their purchases.

Rubberwood – an intriguing name for a hard wood…?

Contrary to its name, rubberwood is one of the more durable lumbers used in the creation of today’s home furnishings – it’s easy to work with by both hand and machine tools.

Did you know…?

Currently, Rubber plantation trees are generally harvested for wood after they complete the latex producing cycle, when they are 25 to 30 years old. However, once upon a time, the practice was to burn the tree at the end of its latex producing cycle. Today however, when the latex yields become extremely low, the trees are then felled, and new trees are usually planted. This makes rubberwood ‘eco-friendly’ in that the wood is harvested from a renewable source.

So what type of Rubberwood products do we sell?

Toy Box MonkeyGuinea Low Coffee Table - Large - Dark Finish

The answer to that is…quite a few! From chairs to tables to console tables, coffee tables and more! And most of our rubberwood furniture comes in a choice of light and dark finishes. That’s all great for the ‘grown ups’ of course but what about the kids?

To appeal to little ones, we have an extensive range of tables and chairs with lots of design choices including fairy, train and construction themes. Then

there’s our hugely popular, top selling rubberwood toy boxes combining solid practicality and stylish good looks!

So all in all we’re hoping that we’ve got it covered with our Rubberwood collection. We think it’s stunning furniture, but don’t take our word for it, check it out yourself online, or pop into our Cheshire shop and meet the team!

And finally…

Next time you buy wooden furniture, please spare a thought for its provenance. In 2019 we have the opportunity and choice to make positive buying decisions. By buying sensitively, you may be doing your bit for the environment, or helping to create opportunities and an improved quality of life for crafts people who are socially and economically marginalised.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our Rubberwood furniture. We hope you’ve found it helpful and informative. If you have any comments or questions, we’d love to hear from you.

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