The simple but powerful motto ‘Big Change Starts Small’ is at the heart of everything we do at tentree. With this as a guiding principle, we can break down the sometimes daunting task of protecting our planet into smaller, more manageable steps.
While we’re busy working, it’s easy to miss the subtle changes taking place around us. That’s why we relish moments like finishing a large project, or the end of another productive year. They mark an exciting time to come together, reflect, and celebrate our progress.
And when it comes to raising a glass to our achievements over the past year, the celebration wouldn’t be complete without you. From reaching significant milestones and launching exciting new initiatives, to planting a whole lot of trees, we couldn’t have done it without your unwavering support. Here’s a look back at some of our favourite highlights you helped us reach this year.
The 2022 Highlight Reel
It’s hard to believe it’s been a decade since tentree was born. Over the last decade, we’ve grown into a one-of-a-kind brand that’s leading the charge in sustainable fashion, and making an impact every day through planting trees.
In addition to celebrating ten years in business, we planted our 100-millionth tree this year. Although planting 100 million trees is impressive, the impact these trees have on ecosystems and communities around the world is even more significant. By planting over a million trees together, we’ve helped:
- Create roughly 2,259,880 hours of work in our planting communities
- Restore around 16,107 ha of forest
- Sequester nearly 34,180,180 tons of carbon dioxide
It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come, but with your support, we continue to do what we do best and create lasting change with a global impact.
After years of hard work behind the scenes, we finally launched Circularity by tentree — our one-of-a-kind program that repurposes and recycles your old tentree pieces so that nothing ends up in landfills.
Circularity by tentree is our next big step as a sustainable and restorative brand. We’re taking responsibility for the clothing waste we produce and are excited to make it even easier for you to live sustainably.
From shackets made from regenerative kapok fibres to loungewear created using recycled cotton, our tentree fabric family has evolved and grown over the past year. Mindfully designed to keep pace with your day-to-day, we’re excited to offer even more environmentally conscious materials that are just as kind to the planet as they are to your skin.
As an Earth-First company, we were honoured to be recognized by two prestigious organizations for our sustainable leadership this year.
For the second year in a row, we were named Best For The World in Community by B Corp — an award that recognizes our ongoing commitment to invest in the people of this planet. We also received the Common Objective CO10 Award for 2022. This award highlights us as a leader in the fashion industry, striving to make a positive impact on business practices.
This year we were grateful to have the opportunity to sit down with filmmaker and activist Jack Harries. In an interview with our CEO Derrick, Jack helped us show thousands of people where planting projects succeed, where they fail and what tentree’s doing to help. Plus, views from the video’s launch help plant trees around the world.
We know firsthand that having a positive impact on the earth isn’t possible without considering the communities on it. This year we launched new planting programs that created employment opportunities and supported different community organizations near and far. Here are a few of the organizations we worked with:
In addition to our new earth-friendly fabrics, we also launched new sustainably made collections with organizations and partners who care about the planet as much as we do. Collaborations like these inspire and remind us that we’re surrounded by people who want to make their industries more sustainable.
Finally, we’ll end this post by celebrating the lasting impact we’ve all made together through tree planting. We want to thank you for helping us plant…
We couldn’t do what we do without your support and commitment to creating a better world. You are a shining example that big change starts small, and we’re grateful that you’re a part of our community.
Our tentree team wishes you a happy and healthy new year, and looks forward to planting a billion trees together.
By planting ten trees for every item you purchase, it’s our mission to plant 1 billion trees by 2030. Head to our website to learn more and get 10% off your next purchase.