As the goods I wholesale are handmade and not mass produced in factories there is very little to harm caused to the local environment. The types of wood that I use for most of my handicrafts are from sustainable sources. Occasionally I use hard wood but, these days, its supply is very rigorously controlled with the manufacturer having to go through many government channels to obtain the wood. It was not always so difficult and large companies have made large amounts of money by importing from so called 'properly managed' rainforests at a time when no such rainforests existed. The signed piece of paper such companies required probably cost a packet of cigarettes but was worth a lot more. Just one more example of how importers are able to use the consumers ignorance to their advantage.