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 defence 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 created Forest-Friendly Friday.

From November 23rd to 28th, enjoy sitewide markdowns & we'll donate an additional 20% to restoring the Sumatran Rainforest.

How It Works

Select a Restoration Site

Illegally cleared forest land is donated, or former plantations are purchased by our partners (with help from our donations!)

Work with the Community

Consult and inform the community about the restoration process. Each site has on average 30 local people paid to assist in restoration.

Plan for Biodiversity

Select seedlings using biodiversity surveys in old-growth forest. Must be endemic to the local ecosystem & resistant to fire, drought & flooding.

Nursery

Plant seedlings in germination houses and tree nurseries until they’re robust enough to plant out in the site.

Plant

For every hectare restored, 1,100 seedlings are planted, representing 20-30 different species. Priority is given to fast-growing species to regrow the canopy.

Maintain

Fragile seedlings need years of support to thrive in former plantations, including daily weeding, organic compost mixed with wild elephant dung & monitoring.

Flourish

After several years of regular maintenance work, the trees start to do the work for themselves as the rainforest microclimate recovers and local species return! OIC’s longest running restoration site has been fully restored to secondary forest after 10 years, and is now home to orangutans, elephants and thousands of other species!

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The Results

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. 

Halaban Restoration Site

2009

Today

Cinta Raja Restoration Site

2017

2019

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.

From November 23rd to 28th, enjoy sitewide markdowns & we'll donate an additional 20% to restoring the Sumatran Rainforest.

How it Works

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Flourish

After several years of regular maintenance work, the trees start to do the work for themselves as the rainforest microclimate recovers and local species return! OIC’s longest running restoration site has been fully restored to secondary forest after 10 years, and is now home to orangutans, elephants and thousands of other species!

More Trees Please

Can a single tee make an impact?

The answer is YES! $10 from every purchase of our best-selling Trees Please Tee goes 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. Each Trees Please Tee purchased means “boots and roots” on the ground where they’re needed most. 

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The results

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 restore forest, starting today.