Tees And Trees!
2020 is here, and January has passed already! Well there goes my goal writing two blog posts in January to kick the year off! We all have our little struggles I guess!
Anyway, to get this year back on track and start ticking those boxes off on my list, I have an important announcement to make. 21DW Design are proud to announce that we are partnering up with a fantastic non profit organisation called One Tree Planted.
What does this mean and why is it worth mentioning?
Well, the clue is in their name! One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to global reforestation. Their mission is to reforest the planet, one tree at a time. Every $1 donated helps plant 1 tree. It's that simple. They also raise awareness about the importance of trees, offer businesses like ours a simple sustainability solution, and motivate younger generations to do something positive for the environment.
At 21DW we care deeply about the planet and aside from bringing you awesome designs from amazing artists, our mission has been to create a business that gives back to nature as well as committing to using organic, sustainable, cruelty free, vegan, and ethically made products.
How does it work?
So you visit 21dwdesign.com (your favourite sustainable, urban apparel store of course!) to grab yourself some much needed t-shirts and the odd hoodie. How do you contribute towards planting a tree too and which products should you choose?
Well One Tree Planted work on a basis of $1 equals one tree basis. So for every adult size t-shirt, hoodie or sweatshirt bought on our website, we will donate $1 on your behalf and get your own personal tree planted! But don’t worry, this doesn’t mean a price hike! Our prices stay the same.
Where will the trees be planted?
One Tree Planted are currently planting in the below countries:
For more information on the planting activities being undertaken in these countries follow this link.
Who plants the trees?
One Tree Planted works with communities impacted by deforestation so they benefit from improved forest management practices and agricultural techniques like agroforestry. In other areas volunteer groups make up most of the planting teams, and partner organisations such as nurseries local to each area who grow native trees and various companion plants, depending on the specific needs of each section of habitat being restored.
So why plant trees?
Well quite simply we care about our environment a lot in 21DW, and we wanted to do something to help some of the fantastic organisations out there who work tirelessly everyday to protect our environment for future generations.
We explored a number of options as to how we can contribute in a meaningful way, whilst at the same time doing something to offset our businesses carbon footprint.
One Tree Planted made sense to us as they offer a very simple solution for businesses, as well as doing something to help the environment in a proven way.
As One Tree Planted says on their website : “Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. Forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines. Ever taken an Aspirin? It comes from the bark of a tree!” ….And we couldn’t have said it better ourselves!So when you are looking through our catalog of adult t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts, and you find that design that calls to you; just remember that not only are you buying an awesome design by some great urban artists on clothing that is ethically made & certified organic among other things, but now you are also making a very real statement and contributing to the climate action cause in trying to turn the tide against climate change.