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the rattan project

WWF has worked with Swedish designers in cooperation with local Mekong-based companies, to develop sustainably produced rattan products for the international market. Hoping to see more of these coming, and I think it benefits many parties involve and of course, the Earth too. Sustainability and design can go hand in hand.

To avoid this forest destruction, WWF has set up a European Union funded programme for sustainable production and processing of rattan in the Mekong region. An innovative collection for rattan home accessories is being showcased this week at the international design fair Ambiente in Frankfurt/Main. WWF is working with Swedish designers, graduates from Lund University, in cooperation with local companies, to develop rattan products that are suitable for the international market. These products range from doormats made of rattan waste to foldable baskets, and a unique rattan lounge chair.


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