What does a delicious, ripe mango have in common with our signature hardwood tables?
Well, they are both by-products of the mango tree of course.
Customers often ask us why we use mango wood rather than more traditional timbers like oak or mahogany. Well for those of you wondering, we can give you at least 75 million good reasons.
Waste not Want not
Heralded as India's favourite fruit, nearly 75 million tons of juicy mangos are produced in India every year. When their fast growing trees reach maturity, they lose their fruit barring abilities and are usually cut down to make way for new seedlings. If you do the math, that's a whole lot of mango wood.
In the past discarded mango trees were often just left to rot, adding to Co2 emissions. These days' mango farmers can earn extra income by selling their unwanted mango timber to guys like us.
This relatively new business exchange has not only helped the Western world manufacture furniture sustainably, but it also supports the local mango farmers who often struggle financially in an increasingly industrialised India.
Although selecting furniture pieces that truly fit your home and personal style is very important, we believe that selecting furniture based on its origins may be equally important. Why cut down trees that can be left standing?
No two pieces of Mango wood are exactly the same and that's another reason why we love it. The wood has a wide variation of grain and comes in a kaleidoscope of colours including, brown, tan, golden yellow, green, black and in some cases pink.