"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito" - Dalai Lama
At Voila we are committed to offering our clients ecologically responsible options through the use of sustainable materials. Working with partners who support this commitment to bettering the global environment is critical to our daily operations.
Voila has proudly partnered with World Tree, an organization whose programs are based on one of the fastest growing trees in the world: The Empress Splendor (botanical name Paulownia). Grown in eco-timber farms across North and Latin America, these trees reach hardwood maturity in only about 8 to 12 years while most other trees in the world take 20 to 30 years to reach full growth. Utilizing this rapidly growing timber significantly reduces the global deforestation crisis.
The Empress Splendor
The Empress Splendor is a natural beauty (non-GMO), is a real fighter(fire-resistant and grows back after harvest, and is a good neighbor (replenishes the soil and is non-invasive). To top it off, she eats massive amounts of carbon using a super-powerful form of photosynthesis.
Proven to have the highest strength to weight ratio of any wood in the world, Empress Splendor is known as the 'aluminum of lumber'. A true Eco-lumber, it has a number of applications ranging from furniture to musical instruments to veneer and packaging. At Voila, Empress Splendor plays an integral role in the production of everything from custom furniture to fine art framing, sculpture, custom crating and beyond.