Luxury bed manufacturer Harrison Spinks, based in Leeds, England, has felled its first trees from its wholly owned and responsibly managed forest in Sand Hutton, England.
The timber, felled from the company’s forest of Corsican pine, sycamore, Scots pine and mixed broadleaf trees, is being used in the company’s divans and headboards.
Harrison Spinks has been accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council for more than seven years, meaning all the wood used in its products comes from responsibly managed forests.
The company acquired the 56-acre land in Sand Hutton to further its commitment to vertical integration and responsible manufacturing. It draws its own wire for its spring technology and grows natural fillings on its own farm in Yorkshire.
The Harrison Spinks team has worked with forestry experts Scurrah Associates to create a woodland management plan that will work in the best interest of the natural ecosystem and the local community of Sand Hutton, the company said in a news release. This includes a schedule of clear felling, replanting and thinning to develop standing timber in the future.
“The first felling from our forest is an important milestone in the Harrison Spinks story, and we’re delighted that the hard work from our managers and lumberjacks, or ‘slumberjacks’ as we call them, is coming to fruition,” said Simon Spinks, managing director for Harrison Spinks.
“Our aim is for Harrison Spinks to be a world leader in sustainable bed manufacturing, so by owning and managing our forest we can ensure that more timber used in our luxury beds, divans and headboards is renewable, responsibly managed and grown considerately. We’re delighted that we’ve brought another piece of our supply chain into the Harrison Spinks family of companies and are excited to see how the forest develops before our next felling in 2019.”