Lets face it folks, our economy is completely dependent on harvesting gargantuan amounts of trees to fulfill our daily needs. On a global scale, 3.75 billion tons of wood is consumed annually in which most of it is harvested unsustainably and illegally. What does that mean? It’s a slash and burn mentality where we chop it down faster than it can grow back. Not to point fingers, I am as guilty as they come. But when I discovered how DaVinci Baby Furniture is now using New Zealand pine from an amazing sustainable forest resource operation, I was filled with a sense of pride and admiration.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Renewable and Sustainable Forestry, here’s a little background on how it works. First off, because New Zealand is one of the least crowded countries, there are vast open spaces, temperate climate and diverse culture that give this operation a pure natural environment. New Zealand pine, or radiata pine, is a highly versatile soft wood that is known for its strength and alluring color. 1.8 million hectares of New Zealand’s plantations are renewable and more than half are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. This means that harvest can be sustained by natural or human-induced regeneration, as well as monitoring forestry operations to ensure the preservation of cultural, ecological, and social structures.
This is a rarity for the global scene and I am so happy to see that DaVinci has embraced a high quality wood source that is highly sustainable. The physical characteristics of New Zealand pine are what allow DaVinci cribs to have eloquent curvature, soft textured surface and excellent finishing properties. Beautiful non-toxic finishes are used to give DaVinci cribs a gorgeous appearance at an exceptionally reasonable price. Long story short, give yourself a huge pat on the back, DaVinci, for producing amazing baby cribs and incorporating the best eco-friendly practices around. From all of us at Simply Baby Furniture, we appreciate you!