Our olive & mango wood is taken from very old trees that have come to the end of their natural fruiting life. This wood, instead of being discarded or used as firewood, is bought from the fruit farmers to make our beautiful range of boards and accessories. The farmer uses this injection of capital to buy younger, more productive, trees which allows them to carry on employing members of their family and that of the local community in some of the poorest regions of the world.
All our leather is a by-product of the Nepalese food industry and very much embraces our sustainability policy. The leather is coloured using natural vegetable dye and we insist that no chemicals are used in any of the processes. The paper is made from the "Lokta" shrub, made by hand in the same way as papyrus and is produced in Nepal using traditional ancient paper making techniques, dating back thousands of years. It is a completely renewable material (treeless) as the plant grows again from the same root system. It is acid free, plain, has a very low environmental impact and can only be found above 3000m in the Himalayas mountains.