Madeira Housewares specializes in finding the most exotic wood and crafting it into individual works of art for the kitchen. Madeira translated means “wood” in Portuguese, the native language of Brazil, where these beautiful boards originate. Teak is one of the most popular woods in the world because of its versatility, function, sustainability and beauty. These cutting boards originate from one of the largest Teak Plantations in the world in South America. Plantation Teak is farmed using responsible forestry practices. Not only is the wood harvested responsibly, Madeira has crafted their cutting board by utilizing the remnants from other Teak products that are typically discarded in the manufacturing process. Thus, Madeira is almost completely eliminating any potential waste of this beautiful material.