Rattan contributes to the preservation of forests
Rattan only grows among other trees in various forests across Africa, Asia, and Australia, which means it helps sustain forests around the world. While deforestation has declined significantly in the last few decades, we still lose about 13 million hectares of forest each year. Rattan also grows in floodplains that remain untapped otherwise, so this helps to encourage the animal population and support much more. The speed at which rattan grows allows it to be cut down much more often than trees that take decades to do so. This reduces our impact on the natural ecosystem and tree felling. The production of rattan furniture is handmade, it does not require production equipment that pollutes the environment.