The wood used for all our djembe drums is mahogany and it’s all certified under the Indonesian Timber Legality Assurance System (Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu – SVLK). 

The SVLK assurance scheme is a mandatory system that requires all timber from state-owned and private forests to obtain verification of legality – as a guarantee that the timber originates from legal, sustainably-managed sources. 

The SVLK system 

(1) assesses and, where satisfied, verifies relevant parties (including concession holders, timber businesses and traders) dealing in the production, processing, transportation, distribution, transfer and domestic trade of timber and wood products;

(2) traces the origin of all timber and wood products, and

(3) issues documentation and/or licenses that certify the legality of timber and wood exports.

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CITES – Sourcing does not threaten the survival of endangered species

Because our wood is sustainably managed and is single species mahogany, as well as being certified SVLK, it also complies with the CITES agreement. 

CITES is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and is an international agreement between governments, whose aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten the survival of the species.

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