Handmade wooden fair trade Paper Rack Table – Dark. Made in Northern Thailand using plantation rubberwood wood. Simple yet elegant and ideal storage for your books, magazines and newspapers.
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Lifestyle arts and Crafts has introduced two Fair Trade ranges of rubberwood furniture, such as the Paper Rack Table – 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. By using the available volume of Rubberwood, we participate in tropical forests protection by preventing their destruction.”
Caring for your Rubberwood product – Paper Rack Table – 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, the latex yields become extremely low.The 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. 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 Paper Rack Table – Dark.
By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices for items such as for this Paper Rack Table – Dark (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.