Reclaimed Teak Furniture shows a rise in popularity by over 700%

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The Garden Furniture Centre have imported Reclaimed Teak Furniture in to the UK for a number of years and have seen a marked increase in the amount of people showing an interest - website views alone have risen more than 150% in the last year.

Wagon Wheel Bench a Best Seller in Reclaimed Teak

Wagon Wheel Bench a Best Seller in Reclaimed Teak ...

When I first started bringing this sort of furniture into the country, the market for it was still quite small. However, in recent years and particularly so this year, we've seen a definite upward turn in interest.

The Garden Furniture Centre have been importing Reclaimed Teak Furniture from Indonesia into the UK for a number of years and now have a very impressive collection both online and in their Showroom in the Midlands.

This year they have seen a marked increase in sales and general interest across the range compared with previous years. The views on their website alone have gone from around 25 per month in January 2013 to around 180 in August 2013. Physical interest has shown an increase through their Showroom display in the Midlands as well.

A seasonal rise would be expected with this sort of furniture during the summer months but the rise in interest this year is far greater than expected based on previous years.

Jon Haimes, company Director said, "When I first started bringing this sort of furniture into the country the market for it was still quite small. However, in recent years, and particularly so this year, we've seen a definite upward turn in interest. Not only that, when you talk to people the level of knowledge surrounding these quirky products seems to have grown as well."

The Analytics Data from their web platform backs this up as well.

This coincides with, and is probably directly influenced by, the fact that shoppers in today's modern market place are a lot more environmentally conscious and take much more of an interest in where and how their purchases are made.

By its very nature Reclaimed Teak Furniture is helping to reduce rates of deforestation and loss of natural habitat across Indonesia and elsewhere, whilst at the same time offering valuable income to people who would otherwise find it hard to make a living.

The attraction for Western Markets is based around the fact that the furniture designs associated with reclaimed items are firstly completely unique and, secondly, many pieces are already hailed as 20th century antiques making them collectible as soon as they come off the boat.

Some of the designs and craftsmanship that go into creating this sort of furniture are truly amazing. You only have to look at the Bali Majestic Day Bed or the Reclaimed Teak Wagon Wheel Bench to see why.

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