A Special Note to our Customers:
With growing concern for our environment and the deforestation of the rain forests around the world, it is significant to PT. TOSALENA EKSPORINDO to inform our customers that none of the wood used in the crafting of our furniture stems from the Indonesian rain forest. Neither Mahogany nor Teak woods are native to Indonesia and have therefore no origin in the rain forest.
Over 400 years ago Dutch settlers brought along with them wood seedlings from Honduras to Indonesia and grew Mahogany trees along road sides. The Dutch recognized Mahogany as an ideal hardwood for building furniture. Only later Indonesians started using the mahogany for wood carving and the carving remains a remarkable art form to present.
Today Mahogany in Indonesia grows foremost on plantations, one of the largest is located in Madiun, East Java. That plantation covers over 227km2 of land. The Teak, like the Mahogany is grown on the island of Java as well as other islands on large plantations. The farmers carefully grow the trees in distinctive patterns, each field displaying trees in various stages of growth. Once the mature trees are harvested, the fields are re-seeded to maintain a healthy reforestation. The government controls and regulates all wood cutting.
Each tree cut for the creation of hand-carved furniture is accounted for and cross-referenced against finished merchandise exported abroad.
PT. TOSALENA EKSPORINDO