This Forest-Friendly Friday, help us restore one of our planet’s most precious ecosystems.
Why Forest-Friendly Friday?
Old growth forests are an essential defences against climate change, and they’re disappearing in front of our eyes. Indonesia, where all of our TAMGA garments are produced, has the world’s fastest deforestation rate. Behind this is a growing demand for palm oil, clothing and land for food crops.
It’s clear that we must act now to protect and restore these valuable ecosystems, but where do we start? Our partners in Sumatra at S.O.S and OIC have developed a system to restore old growth rainforests to their former glory, re-creating habitat for critically endangered species in the process.
This process works, but they need our help - which is why we'v come up with Forest-Friendly Friday.
How it Works
Can a single tee make an impact?
The answer is YES! $10 from every purchase of our best-sellingTrees Please Teegoes straight to S.O.S. to fund their re-forestation projects. Your purchase of a sustainable and ethically made tee means 2 trees are planted and maintained in the Leuser Ecosystem. These 2 trees will take root and re-build one of our planet’s most important ecosystems,the only home to critically endangered species including the Sumatran orangutan and Sumatran tiger. EachTrees Please Teepurchased means “boots and roots” on the ground where they’re needed most.
It’s hard work, but it’s amazing what the restoration process can do.
Restoration sites that started as cleared forest with depleted soil have seen the return of critically endangered Orangutans, Elephants and Tigers within just 3-4 years. Within 10 years, one site has returned to nature as a self-sustaining and biodiverse forest! Amidst all the bad news around climate change these days, take a moment to restore hope by looking at the photos below. We can build back what's been destroyed, starting today.