Oh, Look! Furniture that Rots!
Send me a catalog I didn’t ask for, and I’ll mock you for your rotting furniture:
More importantly than that, the supplier of this catalogue acknowledges that its rattan furniture is imported from Asia. There is no evidence that this particular producer uses sweatshop labor, because the producer of this catalog does not publish on its website any certification of labor conditions under which its rattan furniture is made. But as the producer of this catalog acknowledges, rattan comes from a small set of countries in Southeast Asia. According to reports by the U.S. Department of Labor, rattan production uses child labor in India, Indonesia, the Philipines and Thailand.
It rots in your backyard. Why participate in moral rot, too?