Eco-friendly furniture materials is a topic that we can not just ignore. When we chose furniture for our home and for our customers, we believe it without doubt, that we must consider that sentence. Furniture is our needs. And we also need to take good care of this awesome earth. So, without choosing the right eco-friendly furniture materials, surely we do not take any care of this green globe. Although we know it is not easy. So, we are here to help You chose the great environmentally friendly furniture materials for Your furniture.

Hardwood furniture, is it just that okay?

We often choose hardwood furniture for our home and our customers. It is not wrong at all. We can not change our taste so easy. Hardwood furniture have many advantages. They have great strength and durability, which are good values for money too. With long lifespan, no doubt that we have saved our money when we choose hardwood goods, like teak furniture and mahogany furniture. They are also beautiful. However, they do not come at low prices. So, we need to rethink it.

The question is, with the great lifespan, is it worth for that amount of money? We think, yes, it is. But, then comes another question. Are those hardwood furniture environmentally friendly enough? The answer is yes, if we buy them from companies which have the right certificates and licenses. And of course, they must follow the rules and apply them in manufacturing furniture from hardwood. We must know that we take and cut the trees for those hardwood. Those trees from our rain forests, are the earth’s lungs, our lungs. We do not love illegal logging very much. In fact, we hate it. Sorry to say that, but it is a fact.

Otherwise, we can use furniture which are made from green materials. Eco-friendly furniture materials which are available around us. The materials which if use them in manufacturing furniture will not damage the rain forests. Because these materials are not trees. And since we do not use trees often, then we are helping our earth to breath the fresher air. And by that, we are helping our lungs too.

Here are the eco-friendly furniture materials as the alternatives.

So, we want to let You know that we have many eco-friendly furniture materials here. There is natural rattan furniture as alternative. It is not made from tree. Rattan itself is vine-like palm which grows by climbing on trees. We have koboo grey furniture which is considered as one of the greenest furniture material. Because it almost needs no chemical things in its manufacturing process. We have bamboo, which is well know as renewable hardwood. It is not a tree, it is woody grass that grows fast like grass. But it is hard as wood, and even harder than some hardwood. It can be outdoor furniture too. There are also seagrass fiber, banana plant fiber, abaca plant fiber, and water hyacinth fiber. We use these fibers manufacturing our wicker furniture which uses rattan pole as the frame. All of those fibers and rattan poles are not trees. They grow fast.

So, let us take our time. And we must not forget our tea or coffee, maybe with some cookies. Choosing eco-friendly furniture materials is not a complicated things. It is must be simple. Enjoy, and have fun. We wish You the very best.

Koboo Grey, a Very Green Furniture Material

Koboo Grey

Natural and Beautiful Grey Color

Koboo grey is rattan skin which is soaked in the mud for several days to get the grey color in the surface. You do not need to give it the other color because the natural color from soaking it in the mud is very beautiful and also unique. But…, You could put the top coat or glossy to protect the skin if You want to. Koboo grey is only used as weaving material because its size is about 3-5 mm, just like the common rattan skin, but with new natural color. The frame of kobo grey furniture is up to You. You can use mahogany wood, teak wood, rattan pole, or something else. However, sometimes koboo grey furniture use soaked rattan pole as the frame in order to get closer or similar color to ensure the beauty of koboo grey furniture itself.

Koboo grey is one of the most eco friendly material which is used in manufacturing woven furniture. It is one kind of rattan and wicker furniture products. We need these products to keep the smile of our beloved earth. We write a very useful article about koboo grey rattan furniture. You can read it here. Or…, if You want to view some of our kobo grey rattan furniture, You can click here.

There are about eight different spellings for this wicker rattan furniture material; kobo gray, kobo grey, koboo gray, koboo grey, kooboo gray, kooboo grey, koobo gray, and koobo grey. It is a unique thing while we know that those eight spellings are for one thing only. But it is ok. And because there is already an article which is talking about this koboo grey wicker furniture…, so…, we want to let You know the reasons You may need to know before You purchase koboo grey rattan furniture.

The first is about the quality. There are many koboo grey wicker furniture manufacturers and exporters in Cirebon…, but there are very few of them that able to control the quality of their koboo grey rattan furniture. Why? It is because of the smell that comes from kobo grey itself. As You have read the article about koboo grey on our site here…, we know that it was first soaked in the mud for several days to get the grey color on its surface. So, we have to be very skillful in order to have the ability to remove the smell. And not just about removing the smell, we also must understand about how to get the desired grey color from the soaking process.

And the second is about the final products of kobo grey itself. Usually, it is most used in manufacturing basketries and other wicker accessories. It is because its nature which is very fit for making wicker baskets and accessories. But, we do not stop at that point. Right now, we can find many kinds of furniture which is made from kobo gray. From single wicker dining chair to strong natural wicker living sofas are there for You.

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Synthetic Rattan Fibre

Synthetic Rattan Fiber, Green Alternative for Wicker Furniture

Synthetic Rattan Fiber

Looks Natural and Best for Outdoor Use

Synthetic rattan fiber is an alternative for natural rattan. It is also well known as synthetic wicker, techno rattan, or artificial rattan. It is made of plastic, but not ordinary plastic. It is made from HDPE. It also must be non-toxic material and eco-friendly. Synthetic rattan fiber comes to replace natural rattan which is not strong enough to be used as outdoor furniture. The look of this techno rattan is very similar to natural rattan. It even has more advantages in terms of colors, size, models, textures, strength, uses, and many more. And, yes, it works very well. We can see now that there are many synthetic rattan furniture around us.

In terms of color, synthetic rattan fiber has more colors that natural rattan can not deliver. In terms of textures, this artificial rattan has wide ranges of textures. In terms of sizes, synthetic wicker comes with almost all sizes we want, from 2 mm to more than 12 cm in width and diameter, and even more. The same thing goes the same in the terms of models. And in the terms of strength and uses, synthetic rattan is by far has more durability than natural rattan. You can place it as outdoor synthetic rattan furniture for almost all the years. It is well known as all weather furniture, because it is all weather and all seasons furniture. Seasons and weathers will not easily break the techno rattan fiber as long as the fiber is made from high quality materials.

Because it has a purpose to be all weather furniture, the frame of synthetic rattan furniture is usually made from aluminum. As we all know, aluminum will not get rusty. Sometimes, iron is also used as the frame of synthetic wicker furniture. But, to avoid the rust, powder coating is highly recommended. Stainless steel is sometimes also used as the frame of this techno rattan furniture. But, the prices will be very high. That is why, usually only big hotels and big customers want it. And, lately, natural rattan pole is used too as the frame. But, only high quality rattan pole which is used as the frame. Manau rattan which is well known of its strength is the first choice if we want use natural rattan pole as the frame of the woven synthetic rattan furniture.

So…, what is Your choice? Please feel free to let us know about it.

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Natural Rattan fiber

Natural Rattan Fiber, A Very Green Weaving Material

Natural Rattan Fiber

One of The Most Eco Friendly Material Used in Manufacturing Wicker Furniture

Natural rattan fiber is made from rattan itself. There are many kinds of natural rattan fibers. But the most used are rattan peel and rattan core. Rattan peel is the skin of rattan. It is taken from the outer skin of rattan. Special machines are needed to get high quality rattan peel from the pole. It is also one of the main material needed to manufacture high quality wicker rattan furniture. The size of this natural rattan fiber is usually from 2 mm to 7 mm wide with thickness of 1.4 mm. It is elastic, flexible, and very good to be used as material for indoor rattan furniture. Because the wicker rattan furniture is durable enough if the weaving process is highly controlled.

There are many weaving styles that we can get from using natural rattan peel. Liris or wajik or V style, kembang tanjung or sunflower style, chicken eyes style, and many others. And those styles will bring a very beautiful and artistic wicker furniture to Your home with no doubt at all. And the applications of those weaving styles are many, from simple dining chair to big sofa, and even small accessories. Natural rattan fiber is one of the best for them.

Unlike the material which is mentioned before, natural rattan core is stronger. This kind of natural rattan fiber is round. It is taken from the rattan pole by cutting it into many sizes. Of course, we need machines to do that. The sizes are various from 2.5 mm to 12 mm in diameter. But, because it is stronger, the weaving styles that we can get from using this material is not as many as from using natural rattan peel. Braid or centipede or kepang style, random or acak style, and standard straight weaving styles with all of its variations, are maybe all the styles that we can get. However, if the weaving and finishing process is highly controlled, then the products will be very beautiful too. No doubt.

We can combine those kinds of natural rattan fiber above with rattan pole or some wooden frames to achieve a beautiful and strong wicker rattan furniture. And it is best to be used as indoor furniture. If we treat it well enough, then the natural wicker furniture will last long enough for years. We also highly recommend to use the cushion for some kinds of rattan furniture, like rattan sofas and rattan chairs. It will help the natural rattan furniture last longer and to be more comfortable.

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Abaca Fiber, a Green Material from Black Banana Tree

Natural Abaca Fiber

Beautiful, strong, eco-friendly, all in dark styles.

Abaca fiber is another member of hard fiber group. In fact it is a Spanish name. Widely, it is known as hemp of Manila. It is also a member of banana family which is botanically named musa textiles. It is planted for its economical value and harvested for its fiber. This abaca fiber is used for many purposes, not just to manufacture abaca furniture. Bags, carpets, other abaca handicrafts, cloths, and even rope. The rope is very strong. In fact…, abaca wicker furniture is more like abaca ropes which then weaved to create abaca furniture. Abaca furniture is a very strong furniture that has great durability.

Abaca furniture is made from combination of black banana tree layer, and other materials such as rattan core or others. The tree layer, especially the outer layer of the tree is removed from the tree for drying process under the sun. After abaca fiber is completely dried, it will be twisted. The twisting process made this material so strong. So, you can use it for any abaca furniture you like. The natural color is beautiful too. We think that giving it other colors is not necessary.

Abaca furniture is not always a wicker furniture. Sometimes it is a laminated furniture. It is because abaca fiber is sometimes not weaved, but laminated. The right and left pictures are styles of laminated abaca furniture. And the center is wicker abaca furniture. But…, there are also other styles of abaca furniture.

What important is that abaca furniture is a very green furniture too. It is because abaca furniture is not made from wooden materials which are taken from rain forests as explained. It is from banana trees which have fast grow rate. So…, by using abaca furniture…, it helps rain forests to live longer. We get that point. We also get the beauty of abaca furniture. We also get the other advantages from using abaca furniture. Feel free to contact us to get the beauty, strengh, and durability of abaca furniture.

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seagrass fiber

Seagrass Fiber, from Savannah for Green Strong Furniture

Natural Seagrass Fiber

Strong, beautiful, and durable in natural light green color.

Seagrass fiber is one of our materials for manufacturing indoor wicker furniture. It is unique. And this seagrass furniture is very beautiful furniture. It is very comfortable too. It is also one of the very green furniture on earth. Using seagrass as wicker furniture materials really helps rain forest to live longer.

Before we use seagrass fiber, it must be dried first. The natural color before and after dried is same. It is beautiful light green. But, you can give it other color if you want. Just feel free to contact us so we can help you in every way we can.

Seagrass coil is a very strong material for indoor woven furniture, although the size is not too big like other weaving materials. It is because that seagrass is twisted before we use it. This material is very good as weaving material in manufacturing many kinds of wicker furntiure. The most popular is for wicker dining chair. The wicker dining chair which is woven by using seagrass has very eye-catching look. Sometimes, basketries, wicker accessories like side lamps, trays, and sofas and tables are also woven by using seagrass fiber.

Rattan pole or mahogany wood is usually used as the frame for seagrass fiber. Rattan core also used in this combination, and usually as the vertical lines of the wicker seagrass furniture. The combination of these materials makes seagrass furniture as one of the very beautiful, comfortable, and strong indoor wicker furniture. Just like other wicker furniture…, even the main wicker material is seagrass fiber…, again…, this seagrass fiber for wicker furniture is a very comfortable and beautiful furniture.

And about maintenance, make sure that You put the seagrass furniture indoor. For routine cleaning, You can wipe it by using a soft cloth, or vacuum cleaner with an attached brush to clean the dirt among the weave. And, do not make it prolonged to sunlight as it fades the color. Also, please use a good varnish.

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water hyacinth fiber

Water Hyacinth Fiber, Green and Beautiful Weaving Material

Water Hyacinth Fiber

A Natural Weaving Material from a Fast Growing Water Plant

Water hyacinth fiber is made from water hyacinth. It is a vegetation that lives in the lake or river. We cut it first from the leaf and the flower to get its bole, then we dry it under the sun until the color is yellow or light brown. This wicker material is delicate and fragile. So, it needs a very smooth treatment until you bring it home. You need to do this because there is no twisting or braiding process from the very first step.

However, although it is being said that this water hyacinth fiber is not really strong, or fragile, but, with right treatment and good processing, the furniture that use water hyacinth as the weaving material will be a very beautiful and unique furniture. It is because if its look that is different. It is classic with its natural color.

There are two kinds of water hyacinth fibers. Those are brankas water hyacinth fiber and twisted or braided water hyacinth fiber. Brankas water hyacinth is taken directly from the plant itself. There is no braiding or twisting. That is why that brankas water hyacinth is not as strong as braided water hyacinth. Unlike the brankas water hyacinth, twisted or braided water hyacinth is twisted to make it stronger. The perfect color is dark brown with brown wash or dark wash.

Twisted water hyacinth fiber is sometimes used in combination with some other materials. Rattan core is the most often used material as the combination. This rattan core is usually used as vertical lines of the wicker water hyacinth furniture. The frames of the furniture are many. Rattan pole often used as the frame. But sometimes we can find water hyacinth furniture which its frame is teak or mahogany. And…, again…, using water hyacinth furniture really helps rain forest to live longer.

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banana plant fiber

Banana Plant Fiber, Another Green Material for Furniture

Natural Banana Plant Fiber

Strong, eye-catching, and eco-friendly material.

Banana plant fiber is taken from banana plant skin. It is dried first and then made into weaving material. It is most often made into flat weaving material. So, usually we call it flat banana plant fiber. For additional information, although it is usually called as banana tree, it is not a tree. Since its stem does not contain true woody tissue, it is technically a plant.

Banana plant is similar to abaca plant. But, if we look closer and deeper, we will find the differences. However, to do that, we need trained eyes. Banana plants have huge leaf stalks which the stems are the base. But, the stalks of abaca are more slender. Abaca plants usually have 13-30 stalks which are radiating from central root system. And those stalks usually grow to about 13-20 feet high.

The fruits of most banana plants are edible, while the fruits of abaca plants are not edible. The fruits of abaca plants are full of seed and smaller too than the fruits of banana plants. The shape of banana plant leaves is broader with more rounded ends, while the leaves of abaca plants are narrower and smaller with more pointed ends.

As we have mentioned before on this article of abaca fiber, the color of abaca is darker shade green than banana plants. So, the banana tree fiber has more options in terms of coloring when it comes as weaving material. And because the height of banana plants can grow to 25 feet tall, which is taller than abaca plant which grow just around 15-20 feet tall, so the banana plant fiber is easier to find.

It is believed that the origin of abaca plants is Philippines. However, abaca plants grow in Indonesia too. And there are many of those abaca and banana plants here in Indonesia. So, whether You want to use abaca fiber or banana plant fiber, we are sure that we can do it for You.

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rattan pole

Rattan Pole, Green, Strong, and Lightweight Furniture Frame

Natural Rattan Pole for Furniture Structure

Durable, Strong, Lightweight, and Eco-Green Material

Rattan poles is taken from rattan itself. There are more than 600 species of rattan in this world. About 516 species of rattan are already known in Southeast Asia. Indonesia has about 306 of those species which also have been identified. Those are available almost in all islands in Indonesia. From those 306 species, more than 50 species are used in manufacturing many kinds of furniture and handicrafts. For furniture, rattan pole is used most often as the frame or as the supports for the main frame of rattan furniture.

Rattan pole, beside it is used for manufacturing furniture and other rattan accessories, is also used in manufacturing other things. You can use rattan pole for filling the rod bike, or as ship back equipment, sand barrier in the deserts, and even as substitute for reinforced concrete construction. Rattan pole is amazing, isn’t it?

Rattan in its young age is also edible. The name is umbut rotan. We can find it in Aceh, Jambi, Sulawesi, Kalimantan, and West Java. If we cook it right, we believe that You won’t be able to deny it. It is very delicious and very good. Just as good as umbut rotan which is made from young rattan, the furniture which use rattan pole as the frame will have light weight, good durability and strength, beautiful and delicious taste to our eyes.

Rattan has its own uniqueness if compared to other palmae plants. It can grow up to 100 meters long. From that, we have to process it before we can use it as the frame of rattan furniture. After that, that rattan pole can be combined with many other weaving materials, such as natural rattan fiber, synthetic rattan fiber, seagrass fiber, banana plant fiber, abaca fiber, and others. These combinations will give us a unique look of the wicker rattan furniture. Even without combining rattan pole with those weaving materials, rattan furniture which only use rattan pole as the frame and the additional decoration of the frame are no doubt very beautiful too.

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bamboo furniture material

Bamboo Furniture Material is Awesome

Bamboo Furniture Material is Just Awesome

The Most Renewable Hardwood, Bamboo

Bamboo furniture material is an amazing thing that is used in manufacturing bamboo furniture. It is made from bamboo, from its stalk and its skin. Sometimes we take the bamboo stalk which its skin is already peeled to process its stalk into thin bamboo fiber. The bamboo pole is usually used as the main frame of bamboo furniture, while its skin and its fiber are used as the weaving material or the bond in binding some sections of the bamboo furniture itself.

The furniture which is using bamboo pole will be very strong and gorgeous. It is strong because bamboo is woody grass. It is not wood, but it is hard as wood. Some says that it is a renewable hardwood, because it is hard. And yes, it is renewable too. As mentioned before, the fact of bamboo plant is it is technically a grass. That means that bamboo grows much faster than trees or any other woody plants. And that make it able to be harvested sooner too. Bamboos are evergreen perennial plants which also have flowers.

Bamboo furniture material is smooth if we process it correctly. And its durability and strength and hardness are just amazing and awesome. And it is very environmentally friendly too. The last sentence is very well known by many customers who love artistic furniture. Other fact of bamboo is that it is resistant to insects and moisture. It is scratch and swelling resistant too, if compared to other hardwood. So, we can place bamboo furniture as patio furniture too.

Many outdoor furniture are made from bamboo. Gazebo, pool lounger, fence, and other outdoor furniture are often manufactured by using bamboo as its main material. However, it is not just for outdoor. If we place it as indoor furniture, such as beds, wardrobes, dressing sets, dining sets, bar sets, and even living sets, our home will have a more natural look. We can help this earth breath easier by using bamboo furniture.

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