World Fair Trade Organization – Beyond Beautiful

Last forest

When a cyclone struck Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, in Southern India in 2011, the devastation was significant. The afforested areas sustained heavy damage. It was estimated that some 75% of tree cover was lost. A specific tree species, Acacia auriculiformis, was among the felled trees in large quantities. Acacia is a beautiful and strong wood, and it seemed a pity that it should be cut into firewood. Last Forest Enterprises started to develop a homeware collection using this Acacia wood.   

This collection contines to demonstrate their committment to conserve the environment and support the local community. All the wood continues to be locally sourced from sustainable forests and all products are crafted by craftsmen from the local community. These products are created from 100% natural wood, without using composites, wood pulp or plywood.