We LOVE Trees!! July 11, 2018 11:30
Have you ever been so passionate about something that it keeps you up at night? Constantly wondering how you can make a difference and get more people to just "get it"? Having the understanding that you can't change the world alone, but you want to? Knowing there must be more people out there that feel the same way as you, but how do you find them? This is how we feel about trees...
Trees are so important and they really do impact the way we live. They give us oxygen, absorb carbon dioxide, help stabilize the soil, preserve water and provide shelter for the wildlife. When trees are destroyed, the air quality is immediately affected. It literally breaks our hearts when hear of a new corporation submitting plans for a new facility that will provide 1,500 jobs, but destroy 89 acres of trees. It seems as if the world has become desensitized to the environment and how precious it is, while focusing on their financial gains. If we could only hold these companies accountable and require them to plant a tree for every one they destroy, surely they would have a different outlook. They take 10-30 years to fully grow and seconds to destroy.
Sometimes we can't control when our forests are destroyed from natural disasters and forest fires. We have recently entered into a new partnership with the Reforestation Project with One Tree Planted to help replenish our forests. Although we have always made a donation to plant a tree with every item sold, now we are able to focus our efforts on a specific geographic region. We are absolutely, over-the-moon excited about this!
We're pretty sure you've heard about the devastating fires in California. As of Sunday July 8, 2018, over 30,000 acres have been burned and it's only 25% contained. In 2017, ONE MILLION acres (1500 square miles) were destroyed by fire. We realize this has had a huge impact the quality of life for the entire state of California. According to recent statistics, California needs to plant over 129 million trees.
We are stepping out of the box and starting this campaign to plant 3,000 trees in the state of California over the next 90 days. Every single item we sell (even wholesale orders and those in bundles) online or in person, will plant a tree. If you want to get started today, you can click here to see our most recent collections. We will be looking for new places to do pop-up shops and trunk shows to increase our efforts. If you are a boutique owner or have retail space, an event planner or want to host a private shopping party to be a part of this movement, please email us at email@example.com to get added to our calendar.