Our last batch of Rosewood knitting needles were ordered at the very end of 2016, from our supplier in India. At the beginning of 2017, it came to our attention that Rosewood was listed (in Asia) as a material that was under threat of a potential export ban, and being blacklisted. This was due to increased demand for the material within China, causing deforestation and made Rosewood popular on the black market. Of course, as soon as we heard this news we stopped ordering Rosewood needles immediately and set about sourcing an alternative material for our trademark knitting needles. We have now chosen a combination of Mangowood, Beechwood and Maplewood to replace all future stock orders. We do not wish to destroy the stock we already had, as we feel it would be better for them to be used for knitting with, than to go to waste, so some sizes may still be available in Rosewood.