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Ecommerce custom furniture by MaidenHome

An ecommerce company (https://www.maidenhome.com) offers customizable furniture, free delivery within six weeks, lifetime warranty, 30 day money back guarantee and prices around $2000 for furniture that would otherwise cost $6000.  They claim that working directly with craftsmen in North Carolina … Continue reading

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Organizing Chilean rural carpenters into networks to sell sustainable wood furniture

A report by the WEF and BCG (http://reports.weforum.org/new-sustainability-champions/#view/new-sustainability-champions/case-studies/florida-ice-farm/) describes a Chilean wood producer Masisa. The company gets wood from pine and eucalyptus farms it owns, which are processed to form wood boards.It organized remote rural carpenters into networks that can … Continue reading

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