This is a great question and everyone should carefully consider the answer. Reclaimed wood is obviously a better choice when purchasing wood furniture, but due to the increase in demand and the fact that many mainstream retailers like West Elm are trying to meet that demand - they are sourcing the wood worldwide. What about the transportation impact these type of products carry? People should consider the hypocrisy of this. Reclaimed wood is usually available locally to where you live (at least more local than India). Why not support local efforts, local labor/jobs, and local artisans instead of buying into the romanticized versions of these products. You might spend a few more bucks - but it's more likely you'll know exactly where the wood is coming from.
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