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Sustainability

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs - Gro Harlem Brundtland

Kinnell & Posch acts honestly when considering environmentally responsible design. 

NATURAL RESOURCES

All of our furniture is made from natural, raw resources.

The teak is A-Grade and is responsibly sourced from government managed plantations. The timber is kiln dried before manufacturing which means the product will not warp or bow when placed in hot or cold conditions. This treatment extends the lifetime of our teak products which equates to considerably less landfill.  

Similarly, the rattan we use on our woven products is 100% natural and responsibly sourced.

SEATING, BACK RESTS AND COVERS

All of our seating, back rests, cushions and covers are made in New Zealand as a means of reducing CO² emissions, while ensuring the best design and quality possible.

We use Sunbrella® fabric and Quick Dry Foam which are designed for New Zealand's varied and changeable climate, and made to last for years which again contributes considerably towards creating less landfill. 

PRINTING

Our printers use responsibly sourced paper and card and vegetable based inks across all our marketing material. Vegetable based inks are 99% derived from vege sources such as corn, walnut, coconut, linseed, canola and soya beans.

Vegetable inks release significantly fewer VOCs into the atmosphere during the drying process, and water based products are used to clean the press after production. Also, stripping ink from paper during the paper recycling process is much easier with vegetable inks and produces less hazardous waste.

FREIGHT

In seeking to reduce our emissions, our freight company's sustainability initiatives include using a well maintained, modern and fuel efficient fleet producing less harmful CO² levels. 

OFFSETTING CO2 AT CHECKOUT

We help our customers to carbon offset when making a purchase. It's a positive step towards supporting the work we're already doing to combat climate change. 

It works by giving you the option to reduce the carbon footprint of your purchase by financially contributing to quality carbon offsetting projects at checkout.

A $10 contribution guarantees you reduce the environmental impact of your purchase. Freight will be offset. The carbon emissions related to manufacturing the product will be offset. If anything is left over after that, then your contribution is actually making the purchase climate positive.