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Sustainability in Indonesian Furniture: Why It Matters for Your Business and the Environment

Sustainability in Indonesian Furniture: Why It Matters for Your Business and the Environment

Indonesia has a very strong furniture and home décor industry. Indonesian furniture manufacturers have shown their capability to compete in a global market with their high-quality products and unique original design. The country’s furniture industry is a major contributor to its economy, generating billions of dollars in revenue annually. However, as the demand for furniture grows, so does the environmental impact of the industry. Environmental awareness is steeply growing, and now more people are aware of the implications of low-cost, mass-batched furniture, meaning they are taking more time to consider their purchases and how they will affect their future on this planet. This is where Indospace stands.

In this article, we will discuss the importance of sustainability, and why it matters for your business and the environment.

What is Sustainable Furniture?

Sustainable furniture is furniture that has been produced in an environmentally and socially responsible way. This means that the furniture has been made using sustainable materials, such as legally harvested wood, and reclaimed or recycled wood, and has been manufactured using eco-friendly processes that minimize waste and energy consumption. Using these materials is closely linked to chosen suppliers, as you can’t have sustainable materials without a sustainable supplier. We work with our suppliers to ensure that they adhere to strict environmental and ethical standards, including responsible harvesting of timber and fair treatment of workers.


Sustainable furniture is also produced by companies that prioritize the welfare of their workers and the local community.

The Importance of Sustainability in Indonesian Furniture

Indonesia is a country that is rich in natural resources, including timber. The country is one of the world’s largest producers of timber, and the furniture industry is one of its main consumers. Unfortunately, the demand for furniture has led to the deforestation of vast tracts of land in Indonesia. This has resulted in significant environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity, and the displacement of indigenous communities.

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the environmental impact of the furniture industry. Consumers are increasingly demanding sustainable products, and businesses are recognizing the importance of sustainability as a key factor in their success.

Legality and sustainability certificates will ensure that the wood we use does not come from forests that may undergo deforestation which is harmful for the planet that we live in. Indospace carefully chooses suppliers with Sistem Verifikasi Legal Kayu (SVLK) or Timber Legality Assurance Standard (TLAS) to ensure legality & sustainability and push away illegal logging. We show our commitment to taking part in sustainable practices, such as using certified sourced wood, reducing waste and emissions, and ensuring the fair treatment of their workers.

Why Sustainability Matters for Your Business

Adopting sustainable practices can benefit your business in several ways. Firstly, it can help you to reduce your environmental impact, which is becoming increasingly important to consumers. By demonstrating your commitment to sustainability, you can attract customers who are willing to pay a premium for sustainable products. Secondly, adopting sustainable practices can help you to reduce your costs by reducing waste and energy consumption. Finally, sustainability can also help you to build a positive brand image and enhance your reputation, which can ultimately lead to increased sales and profits.

How to Ensure Sustainability in Indonesian Furniture

If you are a business that is looking to source sustainable furniture from Indonesia, you have come to the right place. Indospace has partnered with suppliers that have been certified by an independent third-party organization, such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This certification ensures that the wood used in the furniture has been harvested responsibly, without damaging the environment or local communities.

Indospace looked up the process and agreed to collaborate with partners that produced using eco-friendly processes, such as minimizing waste and energy consumption.

In conclusion, sustainability is growing steeply and it’s incredibly important for us. By adopting sustainable practices, businesses can reduce their environmental impact, attract customers who are willing to pay a premium for sustainable products, reduce their costs, and enhance their reputation. Being sustainable means using resources to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Together, we can create a more sustainable and responsible furniture industry in Indonesia.

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