Together with our partner American Forests, we are planting a new tree right here in America for every DutchCrafters order placed.
Our Core Value: Sustainability
We love selling solid wood furniture for its beauty, durability, and sustainability. This furniture, built with high-quality materials and construction techniques, should last for generations and become a family heirloom. Your purchase of long-lasting solid wood furniture means less cheap particle-board furniture that ends up in the landfill. This is a part of the slow furniture movement that we are proud to be a part of.
But solid wood furniture requires trees. Our work at DutchCrafters is intimately tied to forestry and the health of American trees. This is why we have published our Responsible Wood Sourcing Policy. With our commitment to sustainability, one of our core values along with authenticity, creativity, giving, and excellence, we want to ensure that trees are replaced and forest landscapes are restored.
The Benefits of Trees and Forests
The benefits of investing in our forests are clear to us. Trees create habitat for animals, improve air quality, cool the air temperatures, and even support better schools and safer neighborhoods. U.S. forests and forest products, including products made from wood, capture and store carbon dioxide emissions. This is imperative for keeping our carbon emissions in check.
Unfortunately, our forests across the country are at risk. Tree mortality rates have more than doubled in the Western U.S. since 1980 due to wildfire, pests, drought, and other stressors. Currently, as much as 26 percent (>55 million acres) of all National Forests is considered to be in poor or very poor forest condition.
Partnership with American Forests
For these reasons and more, we have partnered with American Forests to plant one tree for every dutchcrafters.com order. American Forests is the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the United States. Since 1875, they have been the pathfinders for creating healthy forests from coast to coast. In the early 1900s, they rallied forest advocates to champion the creation of the U.S. Forest Service. In 2018, their decade-long campaign came to fruition as Congress provided stable funding for preventing and fighting forest fires.
We’re excited to continue our commitment to sustainability and to supporting the health of American forests!