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Updating your garden furniture

When the time comes to replace your existing garden furniture, there are a host of normal considerations which have to be taken into account. When making the decision to buy new furniture for the garden, a customer needs to weigh up the price, quality, appearance and functionality before they hand over any cash.

Another thing that more and more of us are also taking into consideration is the environmental damage caused by the manufacturing of these items, and this has brought an increasing interest in eco friendly garden furniture. There are an increasing range of options on the market today to fit all budgets and these are well worth looking at when you are perusing the Internet or looking around stores.

The garden furniture we have been buying for the past few decades has been traditionally made of some kind of metal such as aluminium or plastic, of which neither is environmentally friendly. The most popular new material is rattan, also known as cane. Furniture made from rattan come in every shape, size and style.

There are some highly innovative designs available, so whether you want a patio set, dining set, lounger, sail bed, garden swing or contemporary seating solution you will be able to find an eco friendly alternative relatively easily. Rattan furniture comes from a plant that is grown in the Philippines, and this natural material grows so quickly, at a rate or around a metre a month, that it is totally sustainable, so forests are not destroyed to be replaced by plantations.

The manufacturing process that turns rattan into garden furniture is sustainable too, as many of the top quality products that are available on the market today are actually hand woven by Filipino master craftsmen. This is doubly beneficial as it guarantees work for the locals and also ensures that no chemicals, or any other kind of materials that can be potentially damaging, are used in the creation of this furniture.



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