At The Family Love Tree we can proudly say…
...that our products aren’t just about making homes more beautiful, they’re about helping to make the lives of the small communities around the world who hand crafted them, more beautiful too.
Together we are helping to grow their local economies and the employment prospects of the communities we operate within. So when you buy a Family Love Tree product, you’re doing more than just adding colour and love to your home, you are helping to bring some colour and love to the men, women and families of some amazing global communities.
We support Slow Fashion by respecting traditional methods of crafting rattan - an incredible skillset perfected and handed down through generations. By acknowledging true craftsmanship in a high waste, fast fashion world, we are restoring handmade craft traditions that are as old as time.
A little about the rattan we use
Rattan grows all year round and provides an alternative to logging. Rattan planting and harvesting is one way to restore the decreasing population of trees and forests. The rattan used in our hand woven bedheads, chairs, tables and cabinets comes from the liana plant. It’s a sustainable material that roots itself in the soil and grows up to 100 meters high onto trees in the rainforests. The residents who live in or nearby are employed to harvest the rattan liana carefully by hand, leaving the surrounding trees in tact. After collecting the long branches, they take the top shoot of the liana and plant it back into the ground at the bottom of the tree so the growing process can start all over again.