Instead of heavy industrial processes, Raaka is as pure as nature itself. A local forest owner in Juankoski, Finland handpicks the birches and cuts them down at a carefully considered moment. During the period of their growth the average temperature was 2 to 3 degrees Celcius, enjoying about 1 500 hours of sunlight per year. It goes without saying that these trees have become accustomed to the harsh northern climate.
The brothers next door dry the wood as the side product of their sawmill and treat it to stand the test of time.