In 2001, when very few companies in the furniture industry were thinking about global warming, Nativa Interiors began a research process to understand how to positively impact its environmental footprint. Nativa started this process by carefully selecting wood species that were either FSC certified or responsibly harvested. The next step was to research the most environmentally friendly finishing products to minimize the company’s production footprint. Today, all of Nativa’s finishes are both low voc and of water based origin. During this nine year process, Nativa has managed to maintain its finish quality moving from high voc oil based products to near zero voc water based premium finishes.