tentree

Planting for the future

Who They Are

Founded on the premise that every consumer wants to contribute to the wellbeing of our planet, tentree fuses functional fashion with the power of giving back to create a business model unlike any other. As the name suggests, each tentree product supports the growth of 10 trees, and they have planted 24 million trees and counting since 2012!

Not only does planting trees restore biodiversity and natural ecosystem services, but it removes greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, and creates a place for the local community to work, play, and become closer to nature. tentree ensures that all trees planted are local species with a functional purpose for that region. From planting sugar cane and moringa in Haiti to prevent water erosion, to recreating forest ecosystems in Ethiopia to promote agricultural work, they ensure that each site is carefully researched so that only the best trees are planted at each unique site.

Planting 15.1 million trees is no easy task–that's why tentree has paired up with experts working on some of the most innovative planting projects in the world, moving beyond simply planting trees. From Brazil to Zambia, tentree projects provide long-term employment and supports the growth of local communities.


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Why We Like Them

For each piece of apparel purchased, tentree plants (no kidding!) ten trees in order to keep our air clean, forests healthy, and give us a better world to play in for generations to come. From sustainable production to ethical reforestation initiatives, tentree strives to be both socially and environmentally responsible. They want their passion to inspire a generation of consciously minded shoppers dedicated to sustaining local communities.

Proud supporters of a healthy global community, all tentree garments are ethically sourced from manufacturers worldwide. All manufacturing, sourcing, shipping, customer service, and designs of tentree supports the local economies and ecosystems of the places they’re made. They hold their factories to stringent ethical and environmental standards, using third party auditing companies to inspect each manufacturing center. They strive to meet Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production Standards at all of their factories to ensure lawful and humane manufacturing.

Their innovation in the eco-textile world has led their garments to be made from a variety of materials, including GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, Recycled Polyester, 100% unprocessed non-toxic hemp, all without GMO’s! Their low-impact dyeing process eliminates chemical waste and conserves water, resulting in brightly colored textiles with minimal dye run-off.

Little changes can create a big impact, which is why all tentree knit and dye houses recycle scrap fabric and yarn, paper, plastic, and cardboard. Additionally, all their cardboard boxes are collected and reused as many times as possible, diverting waste. They print all of their catalogues on 100% post-consumer recycled paper with non-toxic ink, and employ both renewable and efficient energy technologies which mitigate energy waste while generating 150 kilowatts of renewable power annually for use in their LA factory.

As tentree continues to develop their supply chain and production techniques, they update their consumers as often as possible, bringing transparency into the often murky world of textiles. With every piece of tentree apparel you purchase, you don’t just support the planting of ten trees–you show the world your support of responsible and ethical manufacturing practices.

  • Plants a Tree
    Plants a Tree
  • Organic Cotton
    Organic Cotton
  • Recycled PET Fabric
    Recycled PET Fabric
  • Hemp
    Hemp

The company that makes this product has a program to plant trees in proportion with their sales. Planting trees helps to combat deforestation, reduce atmospheric CO2, and preserve the health of ecosystems across the globe.

Organic cotton production uses zero chemical pesticides and fertilizers, promoting a healthier use of land and decreasing harmful agricultural runoff. By steering clear of toxic chemicals, workers experience less exposure to hazardous conditions, promoting social responsibility as well as environmental stewardship. Plus, farming methods for organic cotton have been shown to use up to 20% less water than nonorganic production methods. Choosing organic cotton eliminates the use of insecticides and other harmful chemicals, promotes efficient resource use, and results in a safer products and a cleaner planet!

Recycled PET utilizes salvaged post-industrial PET scraps and post-consumer products such as water bottles and other plastic containers. These plastics are dried, crushed, and spun into yarn in order to create recycled PET fabric, or polyester. By providing a use for recycled plastics, companies encourage recycling programs worldwide, while adding new value to discarded items. Currently, over half of virgin PET production goes towards making textiles, so by utilizing recycled PET, post-consumer materials are both diverting waste while taking the place of raw materials. This helps to reduce the demand for the extraction of oil, as well as energy used to produce new synthetic fibers.

This high-yield crop grows quickly and usually doesn’t rely on harsh pesticides and fertilizers, making it a dependable renewable resource. The cannabis plant produces more fiber per acre than common textile crops like cotton and flax, and actually adds nutrients to the soil instead of depleting them! Hemp is strong, breathable, and moisture wicking, and it requires minimal dye during fabric production due to its high absorbency qualities.

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