In fact, their initial collections were so successful that in 2007 we invested in their own purpose built factory on the island of Cebu in the Philippines, in order to directly manage quality, production and delivery. Since that time the demand for their luxury garden furniture has increased so much that they have been forced to move to a larger factory to accommodate production needs.
Now several years on from their initial foray into outdoor weave furniture, they have three impressive ranges of traditional and modern garden furniture that cater for all styles, environments and weather conditions. They are also looking forward to a major new launch in 2017, with a completely new range being debuted in two exciting new colours.
At their factory in the Philippines, their in-house aluminium framing department skilfully fabricate and weld the intricate carcasses before powder coating in colours to match the Rose Fibre ahead of weaving commencing. It can take even an experienced weaver two full days to weave an Alexander Rose chair, such are their high standards and our requirements for attention to detail.
Naturally, as with all their manufacturing processes they implement best practice environmental policies. The synthetic rattan and aluminium raw materials used are 100% recyclable, and all wastage is reused to make small components on many of their products. They look after our workers well too, offering excellent rates of pay along with providing hot meals and transport to and from their homes.
Their factory offers financial support to workers with children who wish to attend schools in Cebu, and we have also recently introduced an apprenticeship scheme to offer local unskilled workers the opportunity to learn the many trades used to produce woven furniture. This is their way of recognising and valuing the contribution of the community in producing what we believe to be the most beautiful and hardwearing rattan furniture in the world today.
We keep a selection of garden furniture in our showroom in Bridport. Please feel free to give us a call if you would like any further advice.