The Ten Tree Story

 The beautiful landscape we know and love is fast disappearing.  At Ten Tree, we believe that we can inspire a new group of consumers to tackle the environmental issues we are now faced with.  By planting ten trees and ensuring that all our clothing is produced responsibly we allow each and every customer to make a difference.  Click here if you are interested in learning more about the founders of Ten Tree International. 

Trees

Ten Tree ensures that all trees planted are among the local species that grow in the area and will not have an adverse effect on the local environment.  Whether this means planting sugar cane and moringa trees in Haiti to prevent sheet water erosion or the Juniper trees of Ethiopia, Ten Tree has ensured that with each site, the utmost care has been taken to plant local, sustainable species.  Because of the precautions taken, these trees will grow strong and healthy long into the future.

Planting Projects

Tree planting is not an easy process.  In many locations,  labour is difficult to come by, the native plant species are dying out, environmental conditions are harsh, and close care must be taken to ensure the survival of the trees.  Ten Tree employs experts in forestry and has partnered with several organizations that have local expertise in order to take part in some of the most innovative planting projects in the world.  These projects do not simply plant trees; they provide long-term employment, restore ailing eco-systems, support sustainable communities and provide the local population with independence. 

WeForest Partnership

We are proud to be partnered with WeForest in an effort to make the earth cooler. They're ability to access and hire locals in developing countries has contributed to the success of Ten Tree and restoring communities in need. We encourage you to check them out at www.weforest.org.

 

Canadian Wildlife Federation

As a major partner of Ten Tree, the Canadian Wildlife Federation's mission is to educate people about wildlife, motivate people to get outdoors, and together we believe we can do that. Check out their site at http://www.cwf-fcf.org/

 

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*For more information on the trees and manufacturing, check out our Seed of Innovation PDF.

Manufacturing

All of our manufacturing, sourcing, shipping, customer service and creative aspects of our business support our local economy, our neighbors and our ecosystem. These garments are made from a variety of materials including cotton, recycled polyester, hemp, rayon and spandex. All organic materials are Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) Certified and GMO-free.  However, they are not all grown and spun domestically.  Our organics consist of California and North Carolina-grown cotton as well as 100% unprocessed non-toxic hemp.

Social Responsibility

At Ten Tree, we hold our factories to the highest ethical and environmental standards. Our factories are annually inspected by a non-affiliated third party auditing company. Our suppliers make numerous unannounced visits to our factories throughout the year where we strive to meet all WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production) standards. WRAP is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the certification of lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing throughout the world. The objective of the Apparel Certification Program is to independently monitor and certify compliance with the following standards, ensuring that a given factory produces sewn goods under lawful, humane and ethical conditions.

1. Compliance with Laws & Workplace Regulations
2. Prohibition of Forced Labor
3. Prohibition of Child Labor
4. Prohibition of Harassment or Abuse
5. Compensation & Benefits
6. Hours of Work
7. Prohibition of Discrimination
8. Health and Safety

9. Freedom of Association & Collective Bargaining
10. Environment
11. Customs Compliance
12. Security

  

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*For more information on the trees and manufacturing, check out our Seed of Innovation PDF.


Dragons Den (click the button for more information)

In October of 2012, we were featured on the hit TV show Dragons' Den where we "slayed the Dragons'," getting offers from Bruce, Arlene, and Jim. Besides being considered one of the top ten pitches since the shows inception (see our game changing pitch), we saw an explosive amount of traffic flow to out website and our retailers. To view our episode and read more about our experience, please click the logo below.