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Global Surroundings, LLC Introduces Socially Responsible Teak Furniture

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Global Surroundings announced that they will introduce indoor and outdoor furniture specifically for socially responsible consumers. "Climate change around the world is real and it is happening every day," explains JL Jackson, President. "The furniture industry historically has been responsible for harvesting our forests." We are at the forefront of the movement to utilize reclaimed teak wood from old buildings in Indonesia." Global Surroundings purchases old homes in Java, Indonesia, made of old teak wood. The Indonesian families then get a new brick home, once only a dream. "We buy and dismantle their house, re-using every part to create our furniture." notes Jackson, "We will use the front door of an old home and add that into an armoire. Old floor boards are used in constructing beautiful dining tables. Heavy beams and posts are re-sawn to be used in table legs and other parts of furniture where one piece of wood is needed. We are constantly seeking new ways to use the existing materials." "Incorporating eco-friendly furniture into your own home is one way socially and environmentally conscious consumers can share in the passion for treating our natural environment with respect," adds Jackson. "We contribute to a better world by pursuing sustainability and being eco-friendly." Jackson notes an increase in consumer demand for socially responsible furniture. "People see the climate changing and they want to do their own part to help minimize the environmental impact of cutting down the rainforest," explains JL. "Using reclaimed wood just makes sense." About Global Surroundings, LLC: As the global leader in ecologically friendly furniture, Global Surroundings is a designer, manufacturer and importer. JL and Jay Jackson founded Global Surroundings in 1998 after living and traveling several years throughout Southeast Asia. They purchase old teak homes in Java, Indonesia. Global Surroundings builds new furniture from old wood and natural fibers without damage to the rainforest or the people's homeland.