Bainbridge Island, WA (PressExposure) January 12, 2013 -- A new store in Texas has opened specialising in teak wood furniture and attracting endorsements from Forestry Research Associates (FRA), who explained that the teak used would otherwise go to waste.
Exotic Teak has recently opened its doors to discerning homeowners who want to bring a piece of beautiful furniture made from teak into their lives. The pieces designed and sold at the store are one-of-a- kind and use the stump and the roots of the teak tree, which would otherwise go to waste.
The teak wood furnishings are an eco-friendly concept as they use up the part of the teak tree that has no other use, allowing people to enjoy beautiful and unique pieces of furniture that have been made from sustainable Java teak timber.
Teak is grown sustainably in plantations all over the world, but some of the most suitable conditions are in tropical or subtropical climates, such as Brazil. Firms like Greenwood Management are taking teak growing to a sustainable new level with the plantations they manage in Brazil. Teak grows quickly and can be managed on a cyclical basis, which means there are always new trees growing to replace those chopped down and sold for lumber.
FRA claims that investing in such plantations can be a great way to diversify your investment portfolio, while doing something that can help reduce the pressure on the Amazon rain forests to produce timber and charcoal.
"The growing steel industry in Brazil needs charcoal to survive, but this charcoal is best coming from alternative and sustainable sources, than from the local indigenous forests," claims FRA's analysis partner, Peter Collins. "Plantations such as those run by firms like Greenwood Management are a great solution and can also generate great results for investors form all over the world who are looking for am ethical option," he added.