"We are a furniture maker dedicated to providing education and employment to rural populations in Guatemala because we understand that job creation is the key to solving immigration issues throughout Latin America. Simultaneously, it is our policy to source wood solely from forests and plantations that are managed according to sustainable practices such as our partner, Izabal Agroforest. Using tropical hardwoods grown on sustainable tree farms, our cooperatives can support themselves by creating beautiful, extremely durable pieces of furniture. By creating localized cooperatives of woodworkers throughout the rural Guatemala, we are able to provide communities with stable income and a specialized woodworking skill set."
"Our most minimal dining chair—a single, curved beam of teak forms the backrest. This piece was inspired by the classic Shaker chair, we have merely refined the design. Available in woven leather, cotton, or denim."
"Each of these beautiful, durable pieces will be meticulously crafted by hand to order and delivered to your home at no extra cost between 4 and 6 weeks from the date of purchase."
-Thomas Kovacs, Founder of Carpenters Without Borders
Since Amano works primarily on consignment, out of respect for artisan partners, U.S. stock is maintained only in small quantities. However, products can easily be pre-ordered and we will contact you for any special arrangements and with updates during your wait.
Made-to-order: For special made-to-order times, please refer to product description for exact timeline which will include production time.
Feel free to let us know of any special requests (sizing, colors) in the comments at checkout!
Thanks for supporting Latin American artisans,
The Amano Team
Additional questions or concerns? Feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org