It’s one thing to use natural resources such as wood, but it’s another to use good and honest wood. That’s why most of the wood that we use at Extremis is FSC®- or PEFC-certified. This means that our wood originates from sustainably-managed forests and that each step of the wood-chain is checked both on a social, ecological and economical level.
Good and honest wood
These labels are not a guarantee of quality, but a guarantee of environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable wood. This way we know that the forests are protected now and in the future, so that we can continue to make durable wooden furniture.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) is an international non-profit organization that strives for sustainable forest management worldwide, according to strict social, ecological and economic criteria. For our Gargantua, Pantagruel, Hopper and Abachus collections we have consciously chosen to offer FSC certified Iroko wood, while the entire Extempore collection, Romeo & Juliet and Captain’s Woody chair are crafted with FSC 100% certified Jatoba hardwood. These FSC labels guarantee a responsible origin from sustainably-managed forests and/or recycling.
PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes) is a worldwide forest certification system which provides assurance that forests are managed sustainably. Our collections available with PEFC label are Pantagruel, Anker, Hopper, Pontsun and Walrus.
By sourcing FSC and PEFC-certified wood, we ensure that forests are managed responsibly and that they are protected for present and future generations.
Want to learn about the journey of our woods, from tree to table? Read the story here →