Ottena Sustainability


The sustainability of our teak garden furniture is a core priority for us here at Ottena. As concern regarding the climate crisis continues to grow, our customers are regularly enquiring into the sustainability of our teak benches, teak chairs and teak tables, and rightly so. Not to worry. When shopping with Ottena you can be safe in the knowledge that the raw materials used in our teak outdoor furniture have been sourced from sustainable plantations and are accredited accordingly.

All of the teak that our suppliers use to manufacture your teak garden furniture has passed a "Timber Legality Assurance System" (SVLK). This system records the chain of custody in the supply and manufacturing process to ensure the legality of the teak used in our garden benches, outdoor tables and outside chairs. The SVLK certification scheme regulates the supply chain to protect nature and ensure that our teak patio furniture has had the minimal impact on the environment.

The product of the SVLK process is the FLEGT certificate. Without a satisfactory FLEGT certificate, suppliers of wooden garden furniture cannot export their park benches, outside dining tables and timber dining chairs to Europe. The suppliers of our teak garden furniture are SVLK certified and produce FLEGT certificates each time an order is shipped to Ottena. 

Our teak dining sets, teak adirondacks and teak benches are manufactured in Indonesia where teak is a natural resource and continues to flourish in sustainable plantations. All of our teak outdoor furniture is handcrafted using traditional methods. Your teak benches and fixed teak dining chairs are assembled using mortice and tenon joints which are secured using wooden dowels. These natural methods reduce the impact our outdoor dining furniture has on the environment.  


In our opinion, teak makes the best and most eye catching outdoor dining furniture and garden seating. Teak is rich in natural oils so as well as being beautiful, your teak garden furniture will carry weather resistant properties. If well cared for, your teak garden bench or teak table and chair set will last for years and years. For these reasons, teak continues to be in high demand.


Our suppliers proudly display the "Indonesian Legal Wood" SVLK logo on the packaging of each of our teak garden furniture products so there can be no doubt regarding the legitimacy and sustainable credentials of our teak garden benches, teak patio dining sets and teak adirondack chairs etc.


We are very aware of the importance of sustainability and the climate crisis so we are always happy to field any questions or concerns you might have regarding the sustainability of our teak garden furniture. For more details regarding the SVLK and FLEGT accreditations, please see the links below: