At Montreux we have a firm focus on
environmental sustainability. It is important to us that our
raw materials are sourced from sustainable supplies, most
importantly our timber. All Montreux framing uses Southland Beech,
a hardwood taken from 2nd cut growth, which ensures a superior
quality end product with natural strength and durability. Our beech
is supplied by a Southland based company which is the only NZ
native timber supplier to hold the internationally recognised
certification FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) for its forestry
and processing operations.
We use leather supplied by Tasman Tannery based in Wanganui. The superior quality of their NZ hides is one reason we are committed to their product, the other is their own commitment to the protection of our environment. Because Tasman use only water-based products, they circumvent the emission of volatile organic compounds associated with solvents used by most tanneries.
And within our own workplace at Montreux we try to ensure everything possible is done to minimise the impact of our waste products. Leather scrap is recycled in China for shoe inners, dacron fibre is sold or gifted to other organisation for use in external cushion fills, foam off-cut is made into carpet underlay and scrap cardboard and plastics is sorted and recycled into packing crates.
We are dedicated to making the highest quality furniture available in New Zealand via a process which is in harmony with our environment.