• planting
  • manufacturing
  • our brand
  • ten trees
    forward

    At tentree, we're focused on more than just planting trees. We want to help change lives. Not only does reforestation revitalize dry arid soil and provide a substantial oxygen supply, but it directly benefits locals living in the area by providing wood for fuel, food, and fodder for livestock, as well as permanent and seasonal employment. We have partnered with not-for-profits across the planet to ensure tentree has a truly global footprint, and can identify the regions that will benefit most from our planting.

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  • we're taking
    a stand

    tentree's primary focus has always been the planting of trees. To date, we have planted enough trees to provide thousands of days of employment, remove a remarkable amount of pollution from the atmosphere, and restore tens of thousands of acres of land. Our dedication to responsible practices, however, extends beyond our commitment to the environment. We must also remain committed to ethically responsible manufacturing practices.

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  • rooted in
    nature

    Our aim is to educate every tentree consumer on the incredible impact they can have. At present, the world's forests are rapidly depleting, leading to widespread famine and poverty. Now more than ever, we need to take action to combat this ever-growing problem. What has occurred in the past cannot be changed, but this does not mean we don't have the ability to positively affect what will happen in the future.

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our commitment

stewardship

Ensuring that tentree is both socially and environmentally responsible, extending both to our production and reforestation processes.

transparency

Making sure you are informed and proud of each purchase you make. We pride ourselves in being an open book when it comes to our practices, so go ahead! Let us know what you're thinking.

community

Inspiring our generation to adopt a socially and environmentally responsible lifestyle. As a growing community, imagine all that we could do!

planting

Ten trees can have an incredible impact on the ecosystems we plant in. All trees planted are local species, often times in some of the harshest regions. We use "pioneer" species to ensure survival and often plant more than ten trees per item to guarantee ten trees SURVIVE for every item sold. We aim to plant in areas that have the greatest need. This includes:

Madagascar, where mangrove forests have been devastated, leaving locals with infertile farm land and completely wiping out thriving ecosystems.

Ethiopia, where entire forests have been cut down. This has left the population subject to the effects of flooding, resulting in much of the remaining farmland washing away.

Everyone can relate to the need for tree planting and the incredible impact it can have on the environment; an impact that does not simply end once the ten trees have been planted.

The numerous social and environmental benefits of each tree planted will likely

outlast any tentree product purchased. Not only do the trees live for 20-30 years, but they also propagate seedlings which in turn grow into more trees. This is the reason ten trees can make such a difference. For every item sold, these trees will benefit the region for centuries to come.

manufacturing

At tentree, manufacturing is one of the key areas where we pursue social equity and environmental sustainability. It is a widely held belief that the garment manufacturing industry is oppressive and irresponsible. Not only do we believe that we are capable of changing this; we believe that it is our responsibility to do so. To make a broad sweeping statement that tentree will avoid all international production is to accept that there are issues that cannot be fixed. Instead, we work to change the apparel industry through transparency, dedication, and diligence.

tentree works to promote fair labour practices and safe working conditions

throughout the supply chain. We only work with socially and environmentally responsible factories that are WRAP approved, agree to yearly unannounced audits, and abide by our code of ethics. The factories we work with commit to fair hours of work, absolutely no child labour, fair compensation based on local laws, a safe and healthy workplace, and adherence to environmentally conscious practices.

We have worked to ensure that our environmental footprint is minimized throughout the supply chain by only working with factories that can source product from the local region. By doing

this, we have shrunk our overall environmental impact and reduced approximately 15% of the pollution through shipping.

It is our goal at tentree to work with facilities across the globe to encourage environmental stewardship and socially responsible behaviour. As we further develop our supply chain, we will continue to update this information to ensure every consumer can feel good about the product they're purchasing. With every piece of tentree apparel purchased, you are not only supporting the planting of ten trees; you are also showing your support of responsible manufacturing.

our brand

tentree was founded on the premise that every consumer wants to know that they are contributing to the wellbeing of our planet.

We believe we can inspire a new group of consumers to tackle the environmental issues we are now faced with head on, positively impacting our future.

In order to ensure we continue to grow our tree planting and sustainability efforts, we have partnered with several not-for-profits across the globe, including the Canadian Wildlife Federation, WeForest, American Forests, Eden Reforestation, Trees for the Future, and more. These relationships have allowed tentree to develop an on-the-ground presence in the areas most in need.

As tentree grows, so too does our impact. Every consumer that purchases a tentree branded piece of clothing is showing their dedication to the values our team shares: environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and the hope for a brighter future.

tentree partners with not-for-profits and communities in our planting areas to ensure we have a targeted, lasting impact. First, the community is hired to help propagate seedlings to be used for planting. After this, locals spend long hours clearing the planting sites of debris in order to promote better growth. Between this preparation and the resulting planting, fifty trees can provide one local worker with a full day of employment.

The benefits, however, don't end here. The communities are then hired to guard the reforestation sites from any grazing animals or inclement weather for up to seven years.

The tragic reality is that most of the deforestation in these areas is a result of individuals trying to find wood for cooking and shelter. In order to ensure that this does not remain an issue, we work to

educate all planting communities on sustainable practices.

The trees planted with tentree are done so with the intention of solving an ever increasing problem. The impact of these trees extends far beyond the environment; it provides communities with jobs, sustenance, and a future. The effect of each and every tree will be felt for generations to come.