HANSON CLARINETS COMMITS TO 100% FSC FUTURE
UK clarinet manufacturer Hanson has made a commitment to produce all of its woodwind instruments from FSC-certified African blackwood by 2013.
Speaking at the Musikmesse conference in Frankfurt earlier today, Hanson Co-founder, Alastair Hanson said: “FSC-certified African blackwood is the future for the woodwind industry.
“Loosing African blackwood would be a tragedy for music and for Tanzanian people who rely on the forests for income.
“I hope that Hanson’s lead on this issue will encourage other instrument manufacturers to adopt sustainable practises.”
All future purchases of African blackwood will be made solely from FSC-certified sources.