When possible, Kurtis Brand’s frames are made using sustainable hardwood found in a agroforest near Izabal, Guatemala on Rio Dulce.
Izabal Agro-Forest, S.A. (IAF) is a farm and timberland management company headquartered in Guatemala. It is the outgrowth of a third-generation family farm with various tropical crop and timber species, including precious hardwoods, fine-flavor cacao, vanilla, coconut and avocado. IAF manages specialty heirloom cacao and trials of flowering and aromatic species grown for distillation and the production of essential oils for some of Brand’s friends and supporters Nelixia.
IAF specializes in the silviculture of big-leaf mahogany and Honduran rosewood, species rarely cultivated on plantations in their native range. All products are traceable with heirloom plantation origin. IAF’s goal is to boost ecosystem services, deepen positive social impacts across the planet by offering alternatives to tropical monoculture that contribute to the restoration of natural capital.
In supporting Kurtis Brand’s work, you are supporting this essential work.