Wood Sourcing Policy

Wood Sourcing Policy

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Our Wood Sourcing Policy

mebl | Transforming Furniture is committed to the responsible use of forest resources, most especially the wood used in our furniture.

We work with our suppliers on an ongoing basis to eliminate wood from unacceptable sources (as defined below), and to progressively increase the amount of responsible wood – wood from certified and recycled/reclaimed sources – procured over time. 

To the limited extent that the furniture makers with whom we work use virgin wood in our furniture pieces, we have a preference for sourcing from FSC-certified wood furniture makers, and have a commitment to working with artisans to incorporate FSC-certified or recycled/reclaimed wood into their pieces to the greatest extent possible.

mebl |Transforming Furniture wins Top Scorer Recognition!

mebl was ranked "Top" on the 2020 Wood Furniture Scorecard alongside leading furniture brands including Crate & Barrel and Williams-Sonoma Group.  The Scorecard is a comprehensive assessment of wood sourcing policies at nearly 100 furniture retailers across North America.

mebl | Transforming Furniture has committed itself to a 2021 goal of 95% overall responsible wood sourcing (90% recycled/reclaimed and 5% FSC certified), up from 90% overall (90% recycled/reclaimed) in 2019.

The Wood Furniture Scorecard is a joint initiative of the Sustainable Furnishings Council and the National Wildlife Federation. The Scorecard encourages retailers to go beyond statements to implementing real change, from developing robust sourcing policies to ensuring sustainable practices throughout their supply chains.

Promoting Responsible Wood

Our aim is to eliminate wood from unacceptable sources and to progressively increase the amount of responsible wood – from certified and recycled/reclaimed sources – utilized over time. 

Avoiding wood from unacceptable sources

mebl | Transforming Furniture is committed, when possible, to avoiding wood from unacceptable sources.

This includes timber:

harvested or traded illegally

harvested in violation of traditional or civil rights

harvested from areas in which high conservation values are threatened by poor forest management

harvested from areas being converted from forests to plantations or non-forest use, and

from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted

Through this policy, mebl | Transforming Furniture furthers its commitment to inspire a shift in perspective towards furniture reimagined from old wood as high-quality, original, and keepsake.

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Furniture featured, top to bottom: 1) Kasintahan Love Seat by Benji Reyes, originally bridges & barges from The Philippines. 2) Sawtooth Bench by durodeco, originally barn beams from Virginia. 3) Signature Cypress & Pine Console by Landrum Tables, originally docks & houses from Charleston, SC. 4) Nordic Dresser by What We Make, originally Elm beams from Wisconsin. 5) Sulok Sulatan Desk by Benji Reyes, originally bridges & barges from the Philippines