Rattan is a strong natural fiber used as raw material for lampshades. Rattan grows abundantly in the rain forests of the Indonesian archipelago. It grows naturally without any fertilizers and improves biodiversity by co-existing with other vegetation. The rattan tree is not completely harvested as the natural fiber used comes from the lianas of the tree. The rattan is a sustainable material as the tree can be harvested for a few decades without harming the environment around it.

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From harvesting until the end product, the entire process is executed by hand and/or with the support of simple traditional tools. Multiple people have to be involved, which means more jobs and income for the rural communities.

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