Posts Tagged ‘Indonesia’
Have you ever looked at something and before you know it – a scene involving said item plays across your mind and you giggle at what’s happening in your head? No? Then it’s just me. However, when I walked into our showroom today I couldn’t help but be struck down with the image of a group of Viking raiders sat around this table: (more…)
If you’re on the hunt for a furniture bargain this month, then check out the teak furniture sale happening on the website and in the Uneeka.home store in Truro, Cornwall. There are up to 50 percent reductions on some items. The sale finishes at the end of March.
All of our teak furniture is produced by a small artisan company called Warjiyo Furniture who are based on the island of Java in Indonesia. As with any of our producers like this, the craftsmen are paid a fair and living wage for their work. The wood for the furniture comes from locally, sustainably managed plantations. So not only are the craftsmen treated fairly, but so is the environment.
Also, we’d like to the announce that the winner of our Fairtrade Fortnight competition was Jenifer Hare. The correct answer was indeed the Freshwater Pearl Drop Necklace. Jenifer has won a beautiful Mirabelle bangle.
And finally, if you haven’t signed up to receive our newsletter yet, please do. This coming week or so there will be an announcement for a unique store event and it will be one of the few ways you’ll hear anything about it. Either sign up in store or on uneeka.com using the sign-up box on the right side of the homepage.
Illegal logging has been a problem for decades and has not just decimated huge swathes of the Amazon, but forests in places such as Indonesia and Central Africa too. The illegal timber trade has helped to not only bring many species to the brink of extinction, but has also contributed to climate change by damaging a means to naturally trap carbon dioxide: trees can act as ‘carbon sinks’ by taking up and trapping carbon dioxide so that it is not in the atmosphere. (more…)