TerraSur Offers Collections in FSC-Certified WoodMarch 14, 2010
Casegoods manufacturer TerraSur will begin offering its top-selling Forza, Fortaleza and Viento collections with Forest Stewardship Council-certified hardwoods after the April 2010 High Point Market.
"Our factory in Argentina is FSC-certified," said Jessica D. Holmstrom, president and founder of TerraSur, "so it's natural for us to take this significant step toward more sustainable manufacturing."
From the start, TerraSur and its Argentine manufacturing partners vowed never to buy wood from old growth forests, rainforests or dubious sources. All their wood purchases are from suppliers with managed forests and/or plantations.
"We intend to source all our hardwoods from FSC-certified suppliers within the next two years," Holmstrom said.
As a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, TerraSur continues to explore ways to reduce its carbon footprint.
"We don’t crate our furniture," said Einar A. Elsner, executive vice president of TerraSur. "This reduces packaging waste and allows us to fit more pieces in a container, which significantly reduces the number of shipments per year."
In addition to a line of higher-end casegoods including hand-painted designs on wood, canvas and leather, TerraSur has custom capabilities to service the needs of the design and hospitality markets.
"We continue to look for ways to blend art and functionality into our pieces," said Holmstrom, "but we are also committed to the proposition that craftsmanship without sustainability is not a viable formula moving forward. Small steps become giant leaps if we all do our part to protect our planet."
The TerraSur line can be viewed here.