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Women in Indonesia’s wooden furniture sector: the trailblazers

Women in Indonesia’s wooden furniture sector: the trailblazers

Women are at the forefront of a shift towards legal timber sourcing in Indonesia’s furniture-making capital, Jepara.

Maria Murliantini, a pioneering factory-owner, was one of the early adopters of Indonesia’s national timber legality assurance system. 

Business is booming, and having seen the benefits of ensuring her supplies are legal, Murliantini is encouraging other companies to follow suit. 

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