8 Muji rubberwood furniture pieces to upgrade your home
Rubberwood is obtained from rubber trees that produce latex.
We all know sap is collected from rubber trees to produce rubber goods like tires, latex, gloves and boots. But do you know what happens to the tree after it stops producing sap (15 to 20 years)?
These unproductive trees are cut down and discarded in large quantities, which is, honestly, quite a waste of Earth’s resources. This is where Muji comes in, giving these trees new lives by turning them into a material for furniture.
What is rubberwood
Rubberwood is a type of hardwood that is known for being durable and strong. Although rubberwood tends to be plainer with little variation in colour, it is a more sustainable and affordable choice than other hardwoods like oak and teak.
Where to find rubberwood
Rubberwood comes from rubber trees. They're also called parawood, Asian hardwood and plantation hardwood. Rubber trees are widely planted across tropical America, Southeast Asia and West Africa for latex.
Muji is now selling its rubberwood furniture on Shopee Singapore. If you’re getting some new furniture, why not consider these eco-friendly options?
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