Getting to the root of it...
The original Teak trees were cut down by the Royal Dutch Company over 400 years ago when Indonesia was colonised. The Stumps and roots have been lying undisturbed forming "Humps" in the Jungle and Plantations.
Over the last 10 years, we have worked with villagers and formed a trust and business relationship , and now can produce around 150-250 benches a year. The root balls are dug out by hand which can take up to 3 months. Then taken back to the village (by hand and oxen), where the carvers then interpret the design and the quantity of benches and other products the will get out of the one root ball, Nothing is wasted.
The carving takes up to 2 months, all done by hand. We collect (travelling up to 15 hours on rough tracks) and take them to our factory for finishing. The Furniture is shipped to the UK where each container is given a unique Win Number which contributes to Trees4Trees.org The root range is very rare and limited due to the availability and seasons. The furniture is a natural reclaimed product that will last for years to come.