Years ago a great business man passed down the simple code he lived by to his daughter. This code of ethics guided his daughter and her best friend through the trials and tribulations of creating a business of their own. Along the way, the women found new friends who live by a similar code. Together they created Mantra Inspired Furniture where that simple code lives within every design and is shared by those creating it.
There has never been a time that humankind has been without inspiration. It is what brought two Swiss Amish craftsmen together in the 1600’s to create a friendship and build together. Centuries later two of their descendants would find each other again, but this time in America. And they found that inspiration to create and build, but this time with the two women who share the same type of code of ethics.
This is Mantra Inspired Furniture. Connections created through centuries with similar values.
Mantra Inspired Furniture’s main lumberman is on the board of the Ohio Forestry Association and actively works in creating and executing training programs to ensure our North American forests are cared for responsibly.
These programs make our hardwood forests naturally safe, environmentally sensitive, and the most sustainable source in the world for our solid wood furniture.
Mantra Inspired Furniture’s solid wood planks are glued together with environmentally safe soy adhesive to create solid wood tops and sides. High quality veneer plywood with the same soy adhesive constructs the backs and adjustable shelving components of our furniture.
Many veneers use substrates with urea formaldyhyde as a binding agent which consumes much more energy to create than our solid wood products.
As veneer products have a much shorter life span than Mantra Inspired Furniture products, they end up in landfills where their chemical glues and binding agents seep into the earth. Yuck.