Our online store presents a range of eco-friendly, minimalistic and functional furniture and handmade accessories for cats. We started our business in November 2018 with cat furniture, because we wanted to offer an alternative to what we saw on the market with pet products in Australia.
Initially, we wanted a nice and well-made cat tree for our rescue cats – Leeloo, Chilli & Pingu. We realized there is no choice other than cat trees made from cheaply sourced materials. After buying one of these cat trees, we experienced that many of these products are not built to be safe, long lasting and are not eco-conscious in any way. We wanted a product that would be functional, safe and beautiful. As a response we decided to bring cat furniture that is thoughtfully made from sustainably grown birch plywood to all cat parents who feel the same way.
We partnered with Rhythmos Architects Co., Ltd. from South Korea. All our plywood furniture is made in small-scale production family factories. Birch plywood is very strong and sturdy material and our furniture is designed to last a lifetime. Our products are easy to clean and some parts are replaceable which makes our products durable and long-lasting.
As a business we care about our planet, people and we look at the environmental impact of our products. We don’t want to contribute to the destruction of the natural environment and we aim to leave as little footprint as possible. Most of us know by now what small changes we can make as individuals to help reduce the strain on the planet, like recycling, buying organic food or using natural and non-toxic household products. Less obvious, but just as important, way of making a difference is by ensuring that the furniture and other wooden products we buy are eco-friendly and the timber used was not illegally produced. The plywood used in our furniture is FSC certified. Currently we are applying with FSC Australia to use the logo.
Thank you for reading and we hope you love our rage as much as we do.
With love from Woods For Cats Team – Livia, Aravinda, Leeloo, Chilli & Pingu