This attractive fair trade Accent Console Table 2 Drawer 2 Shelf – Light belongs to our Accent furniture collection. Handmade from rubber-wood in Thailand, it features two useful drawers and two shelves to the underneath. The lovely rich tones of its dark finish further highlight the magnificent grain of the wood.
Height 76 x Width 70 x Depth 30 cm – This item comes ready assembled
Due to the handcrafted nature of this item sizes, colour and grain can vary slightly.
Lifestyle arts and Crafts has introduced two Fair Trade ranges of rubberwood furniture. This reflects our ethos of selling good quality products made from renewable sources, also helping to sustain producing countries and support their 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 and near to 10% of the Thai people live on the production and processing of natural rubber.
“Rubberwood is an eco-friendly hardwood and is called Parawood in Thailand. 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 Console Table 2 Drawer 2 Shelf – Light – Once a year, you should wash it with a solution of soap and water, taking care to dry it thoroughly with a clean cloth
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.
By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices for items such as for this Accent Console Table 2 Drawer 2 Shelf – Light (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.