FRA welcome Opening of New teak furniture store in Texas
A new store in Texas has opened specialising in teak wood furniture and attracting
endorsements from FRA, who explained that the teak used would otherwise go to waste.
Bainbridge Island, WA, 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
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.
Forestry Research Associates
620 Vineyard Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 316 8394