Rattan is a naturally renewable palm that grows in diverse forests across Africa and Asia.
Rattan grows over two cm per day. If you think about it, it grows up to six meters every year! Rattan can be fully grown and harvested within two years, compared to some hardwoods, which take up to 20-30 years. Therefore, rattan is an environmentally friendly and completely sustainable product.
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, helping to encourage the animal population, and benefit the rainforest, and the atmosphere as a whole.
Unlike synthetic furniture, natural rattan is 100% biodegradable means it will naturally decompose without causing harm to the environment. The production of rattan furniture is handmade, it does not require production equipment that pollutes the environment.
Rattan crops support many small holdings across South and Southeast Asia, such as Indonesia, where it is grown and harvested. It provides people in these local communities with a regular, reliable income in an uncomplicated industry with a focus on labour-intensive management. The production of rattan furniture is handmade, it does not require production equipment that pollutes the environment.