We Like CITES
Precious species of wood have traditionally been used to build guitars – and for good reason. Wood for instruments must be dense and hard, not to mention highly resonant. Such species include rosewood, ebony, and other native European hardwood species.
However, these species of wood are becoming more and more scarce, with the wood quality also deteriorating due to overexplotation. That means that change of attitude is inevitable for the musical instrument industry.
This change is also driven by treaties to limit the international trade of endangered animal and plant species. Such treaties include the FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Action Plan) and the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).
We want to say this as clearly as possible: all our activities are in full support of the CITES agreement.
The raw material used by Flaxwood originates from the fir trees of the northern forests, from areas where the quality of sustainable forestry is ensured. By committing to the use of CITES free raw material, we do our part to protect the planet we all inhabit.
That is how The Flaxwood Sound is born.