Rattan

Rattan is used as a material for lampshades as it has strong yet flexible properties. Rattan grows abundantly in the rain forests of the Indonesian archipelago. It grows naturally without any fertilizers and interrupting the present structure and balance of the rainforest.

Low impact sourcing & production process

1. Hand cut and sundried

Rattan is derived from the rattan trees where locals remove it from and cut it by hand. Afterwards the plant is dried in the sun before being further processed.

2. Handwoven

The rattan products are handwoven by craftspeople from the local villages.

Creating job opportunities

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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