The Sofa Lovers Brand's Forestry Responsibility And Reducing The Carbon Footprint
What do The Sofa Lovers want to achieve?
Here at The Sofa Lovers, we want to actively look for ways to contribute to the world by working with businesses which also contribute to the world. By that, we mean by actively reducing carbon emissions where they can within their own organization or by indirectly helping to reduce the use of natural resources in some way or another.
The Dangers Of Global Warming
We all know first-hand the impact plastic can have on the communities around the world. The dangers of global warming increase at the rate we as a species are burning through the worlds natural resources. We are burning natural resources faster than we ever have before and the damage is only increasing as time goes on. These are very worrying times and we sometimes may feel overwhelmed with all that is happening in the year 2020. This terrible pandemic has affected most of the world and we're currently living in unpredictable times.
Keep Your Chin Up Motivation
But it’s not all doom and gloom, if we stay positive, keep ourselves safe and wear that positive mindset like a champ, be safe and take care of our health then we can create a community where giving back is still possible. If as a collective each one of us does something small for the greater good for the planet then we’re on the right track.
Our First Supplier
Our first supplier when we founded the company is a brand who embodies giving back by reducing their footprints. Each one of their beautiful Boutique Artisan Furniture products are made from 100% solid mango wood sourced from sustainable mango tree plantations based in Jaipur, India.
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. The artisans have been employing community-based forestry in some form for over two centuries so you can rest easy knowing the environment will not be worse off when you open your package.
When a tree has been cut to be used for the manufacturing of the furniture another tree is planted in its place.
We Are Honored And Proud
We are honoured and proud to be partnered with a business which is so committed to making a difference, this is a quote from their website “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. “ This is not only one of the many things they are actively doing to work towards a better planet.
“Deforestation is something that we’re incredibly concerned about. While this may seem odd coming from a furniture company, we strive to ensure responsible forestry to let trees flourish while providing work for the hundreds of artisans that have practised woodwork in their families for generations.
In an effort to strike a balance between quality, handcrafted furniture and the trees that we owe our existence to, we have long pledged to only use wood from commercial regenerative plantations. For our solid mango furniture, we use the wood from trees that have finished their commercial life producing mangoes. This means that we are effectively using waste material that would otherwise have to be burnt to make room for new saplings.”
“All the fabric we use in our furniture products has been tested to comply with the very latest Fire-Retardant Standards for BS5852. We keep the certification for all our fabrics and retest the fabric whenever a new batch is manufactured.”
“All of our paint and other finishes are lead-free.
The finishes are also added to the furniture in enclosed booths that ensure that the atmosphere is not contaminated with the particulates that can be emitted.”
“We use a product called Biflex TC to protect our products against termites. Biflex offers the longest protection period against termites in a safe, environment friendly and ‘green’ fashion. Biflex creates an invisible termite barrier that will give you peace of mind that comes only in knowing your investment has been protected professionally with the best termiticide treatment available.”
“Our factories have undergone a Social Audit by a respected assurance company and we have been awarded BSCI compliant certification that shows we look after our workers and their rights.
We do not employ child labour in our factories, and we also constantly monitor our suppliers to ensure they do not either. If we do come across any instances during our checks, we immediately cease trading with that company unless and until they comply.”
“We do not use air freight to ship any of our goods from our factories in India.
We use sea freight to move our containers around the world. This is the most efficient method we can use for our mix of products, but we acknowledge that there is still much more that the shipping lines can still do to reduce their own carbon footprint.”
“By using wood from trees at the end of their fruit growing life, we remove the need for them to be burnt.”
We are a community, and every piece you buy from our Boutique Artisan Furniture brand goes towards the livelihood of an expert artisan practising their craft and taking care of their families. Coming from them, we’d like to thank you. We appreciate your support. You are doing your bit in making once dying art flourish again, just like the communities they stem from.
We at The Sofa Lovers are passionate about change and passionate about giving back and will continue to aim to make the world a better place in any and every way we can.
We hope you can join us on our journey.
Please Click Here to see some of our Boutique Artisan Products and Buy with Confidence knowing a lot of love and care has gone into the process.
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