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No child labour

Kinta continuously takes care that with the production of her articles that no child labour or discrimination are involved. To ensure this binding agreements have been made with our suppliers.

Longterm partnership

Kinta does business directly with producers, without intermediaries. We work with a select number of family businesses who are willing to work according to the principles of Fair Trade.

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The production process and the work conditions are continuously monitored to see if they can be improved. We support this process by means of training and advice. Sustainability is a principle that also applies to the relations with our suppliers. This is not just a thought from faraway Holland. We visit all our producers several times a year.

Fair payment

On a basis of mutual respect Kinta strives for decent wages and good working conditions for the employees of our producers. This is a principle which is checked regularly by us.

Pre-payment

We at Kinta are very concerned that the continuity of the management of our producers is guaranteed. A certain basis of financial security is essential. That is the reason why we always prefinance large productions.

Reclaimed wood

Acacia. The acacia wood that Kinta uses is sustainable wood. The trees grow fast – a tree already reaches its maximum length in sixteen years – and for every tree that is cut down a new tree is planted. The planting of acacia trees is regarded as an investment which after a number of years yields a profit when the wood is sold.

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The cutting down, trading and processing of the trees is controlled by the government by means of certification.
Mahogany and Gmemalina wood are not indigenous to the Philippines, but  grows well on plantations. The planting, cutting down and processing of the trees is certified and controlled by the government.
Tamarind. The tamarind tree grows alongside roads and in gardens and it is often planted for culinary purposes. The leaves and the ripe fruit are chiefly used as flavouring in meals. They are also used as medicine. The trees are only cut down when they are old and can no longer be used for these purposes. The planting, chopping and processing of the trees is certified and controlled by the government.

Handwash only

Wash in lukewarm water with a little bit of soap. Do not put into the dishwasher.

Oil if dry

If the varnish is worn off, you can wipe the product from time to time with a cloth dipped in a little walnut or salad oil. Do not expose the wood to direct sunlight or store near heating units. This prevents dehydration.

Food safe

This product is food-safe.

Dishwater proof

This product can be put into the dishwasher.

Microwaveoven proof

This product can be used in the microwave.

Use high quality wax & avoid debris in wax

Attention: When you burn a tea light a bad quality of wax, matches or another kind of debris may cause the melted wax to burn at other places.

Don’t burn all the way down

Attention: Do not burn the candle all the way down. Extinguish the flame before it comes too close to the candle holder. This prevents the varnish or the paint from peeling off. Extinguish the candle at about 1 cm before the holder is reached.

Place on a heat resistant surface

Be sure that the candle holder is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface. This prevents damage to the surface.