The Mango Foundation

The Founding

Founded in 2015 by Hank Cravey, his wife Terri, and Dhaval Lodhavia, the Mango foundation is dedicated to saving the environment, one tree at a time. For every table sold, one mango tree will be planted. The Mango Foundation also donates to TreeFolks, a non-profit in Austin, Texas.

Why Mango Wood?

Although they are known much more widely for its fruit, Mango trees also yield beautiful and valuable lumber. The trees need to be cut down and replaced when they stop bearing fruit, so many Mango plantations harvest the trees for lumber after they have completed their useful fruit-bearing lifespan. The wood is then used for other purposes, most especially for furniture, making the mango wood a sustainable one. Most people think the mango tree is exotic and wouldn't be used for furniture, however it is actually one of the fastest growing trees in the world. 

Mango wood is strong, yet lightweight, which is ideal for making larger pieces of furniture such as beds and tables. It is also great for windows and doors because the wood itself has a beautiful color and pattern to show off. It also has high water resistance, making it an ideal choice of wood for outdoor furniture, however the wood itself will need some treatments because it’s prone to insect and fungus attacks. The Mango tree is the backbone of the furniture we produce; it's where everything started. 

Other than furniture, mango wood is also used for:

  • Ukuleles
  • Guitars
  • Chopping boards
  • Trays
  • Bowls
  • Salad servers

If you would like to know more about the Mango Foundation, please visit mangofoundation.org

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