Price increase will be implemented on the 1st of March
SUSTAINABILITY AT HOUTLANDER
Furniture as Future Heirlooms
MORE THAN JUST MATERIALITY
A century ago, furniture was built to leave a legacy. This is the tradition we hope to revive. Crafted pieces which merge technology and the human touch to stand the test of time.
Considered forms which are practical, long-lasting, and a joy to use. And timeless, classic design which elevates any space, in any century.
This three-pronged approach, coupled with our careful sourcing of sustainably grown and harvested American white oak, is what embodies the ultimate meaning of sustainability at Houtlander.
Our dedication to timber stems from its carbon-negative qualities, preserved in long-lasting furniture. We believe it’s the most sustainable material on the planet.
THE PRESERVATION BENCH
THREE PILLARS OF SUSTAINBILITY
We only use sustainably harvested American oak to craft our furniture. Read more about the journey of our oak in the section below.
THREE PILLARS OF SUSTAINABILITY
All of our pieces are crafted with care and made to last -- leaving a legacy and removing the need to purchase 'fast furniture' every few years.
Three Pillars of sustainability
All of our furniture draws inspiration from timeless Japanese and Scandinavian traditions. This means the forms and silhouttes will elevate any space in any century.
THE LIFECYCLE OF
All of the oak used to produce Houtlander’s furniture is sourced in collaboration with the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), which ensures our timber is completely sustainable.
The oak we use is grown in indigenous forests, rather than monocrop plantations, and supports the surrounding ecosystem. Trees are harvested at only full maturity - around 70 years old - and are drawn from the forests in minimally invasive ways, often using a horse and cart.
Saplings seeded on the forest floor over the trees' lives are then given the space and light to grow, continuing the legacy of their forebears.
Sourcing oak in this way means the end product is truly carbon-negative. Over its lifetime, each oak trees will have sequestered nearly 2,000kg of CO2. Upon harvesting and processing, that carbon is then locked into our furniture. The alternative, if the tree was left to rot, would be carbon leaking back into the atmosphere.
The end product is processed by us using minimal chemicals and carbon-efficient transport methods. This is what makes our oak the most sustainable material in the world.
OUR COLLABORATION WITH
In October of 2022 we had the privilege of collaborating with the renowned Inverroche to create a packaging solution with a difference.
The brand's latest Bee & Bee botanically infused gin comes in a very special box.
After delivery this modular structure can be deconstructed and turned into a home for solitary bees.
The unsung heroes of the pollinating world (often outshone by their honey-producing counterparts), solitary bees polinate more than a third of the worlds crops. And since bees are responsible for 80% of crop pollination worldwide, they are essential to our survival.
We're extremely proud of this project and how it contributes towards our over-arching sustainable ethos. Make sure to pick up a bottle of this special spirit soon, and play your part in helping to support bees that are often looking for homes.