The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit established to help preserve the world’s rapidly dwindling tropical forests.  Our FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification, through RA and Smartwood serves as their independent seal of approval ensuring that our certified furniture is produced in compliance with strict guidelines protecting the environment, wildlife, workers and local communities.  RA’s many important accomplishments in 2007 include:

  • Conservation of more than 110 million acres of forest including land in Africa and Asia.
  • Inclusion of over 1 million farmers and their families who now benefit from sustainable forestry and farm programs
  • Establishment of new relationships with corporations such as Scholastic Books, who printed the last book in the Harry Potter series on Forest Stewardship Council paper
  • Sourcing of Lipton teas entirely from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms, where soil, water and wildlife habitat are protected and workers and their families enjoy decent living and working conditions.

Help RA continue their vital forestry work by asking for FSC certified forest products(from nuts, coffee and bananas to furniture and flooring) wherever you shop.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

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