This fair trade Accent Solid Back Dining Chair – Dark Finish is beautifully hand crafted in Thailand from ‘environmentally friendly’ rubberwood. It combines stylish modern looks with practicality. Chairs are sold in sets of 2 or with a matching rubberwood dining table.
- Ethically sourced fair trade dining chair
- Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, sizes, colour and grain can vary slightly
- Available in light finish
- Matching dining table available
- Minimum order of 2 chairs
- Prices shown are per chair
Delivery – via delivery plus service or depending on postcode
Lifestyle arts and Crafts has introduced two Fair Trade ranges of rubberwood furniture, such as the Accent Shogun Stool – Dark. This reflects our ethos of selling good quality products made from renewable sources, also helping to sustain producing countries and support development. 80% of the worldwide rubberwood plantations comes from South East Asia, with 21% from Thailand. Today more than 93% of the plantations are small, familial exploitations.
“Rubberwood is an eco-friendly hardwood. It is one of the most durable lumbers used in the manufacturing of today’s home furnishings. Rubberwood trees are planted on small rich lands which are difficult to access for traditional farming. By using the available volume of Rubberwood, we participate in tropical forests protection by preventing their destruction.”
Caring for your Rubberwood product – Accent Shogun Stool – Dark – Once a year, you should wash it with a solution of soap and water, taking care to dry it thoroughly with a clean cloth.
Rubberwood produces latex used throughout the world for all rubber based products. At the end of the economic life of the rubber tree (generally 26-30 years), the latex yields become extremely low and so farmers then fell the rubber trees and plant new ones. Unlike other woods that are cut down for the sole purpose of producing furniture, rubberwood is only used after it completes its latex producing cycle and dies, hence making it the most ecologically “friendly” lumber used in today’s furniture industry.
WHAT IS FAIRTRADE
The international Fairtrade system represents the world’s largest, and also most recognised fair-trade system. This is a global movement with a strong and active presence in the UK. Fairtrade is a movement for change that works directly with businesses, consumers and campaigners.
Fairtrade is about better prices, but also decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. Workers who make items such as this Accent Solid Back Dining Chair – Dark Finish.
By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices for items such as for this Accent Solid Back Dining Chair – Dark Finish (which must never fall lower than the market price), Fairtrade looks at the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
With Fairtrade you have the power to change the world every day. With simple shopping choices you can get farmers a better deal. And that means they can make their own decisions, control their future and lead the dignified life everyone deserves. There are over 1.66 million farmers and workers in 1,411 producer organisations across the Fairtrade system. Buying Fairtrade is easy. There are over 6,000 Fairtrade products such as coffee, tea, flowers and furniture.