This chair sits very low to the ground. It is quite ingenious, coming apart to carry it easily. I originally got it to sit by the fire, but my spouse likes to sit in it to read. It is actually quite comfortable. I got it some years ago at Ten Thousand Villages, a store which only carries fair trade goods. But what a dilemma - to support fair trade (which usually comes from quite a distance) or to buy local. You can't win in the attempt to walk lightly on the earth.