My local hardwood retailer has a ton of purpleheart for sale. It's gorgeous and I'd love to play with it.
But, I've been told, and online research semi-confirms, that this stuff comes from rapidly disappearing rainforests. I don't want to contribute to that.
Are there other, sustainable sources for purpleheart? Is it not, in fact, endangered? Is there any way to verify that what I'm buying didn't involve the destruction of 10,000 different species of Things that can Move?
(TL;DR: How to responsibly buy hardwood without trashing the rest of the world.)