One Tree Planted Partner
As a small business, being conscious of my environmental impact is very important to me. The fashion industry (especially fast fashion) is the second largest polluter in the world, just behind the oil industry.
Because of how accessible and disposable clothing has become, there has been a steady increase in textile waste. The average family in the Western world throws away approximately 30kg of clothing each year with only 15% being recycled or donated.
The apparel industry also accounts for 10% or global carbon emissions and contributes a lot of greenhouse gases due to the energy for production, manufacturing, and transportation.
Not only is our environment affected by the fashion industry, but also can pose societal issues especially in developing economies. Almost 80% of apparel is made by young women between the ages of 18 and 24. A US Department of Labor report found evidence of forced child labor in countries such as China, Argentina, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and others.
Fast fashion has become to tightly woven into our society it can almost be impossible to avoid completely which is why it is important to me to spread awareness and be responsible for my environmental footprint.
With all of that being said, I am excited to announce that I have partnered with One Tree Planted! Starting June 2021, I will be donating a portion of each purchase to plant trees around the world in efforts to become more carbon neutral. Being carbon neutral isn’t enough, but it’s a start. As my small business grows, I will be looking for more ways to be more sustainable in my business practices.
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to global reforestation. They plant trees to restore nature and biodiversity. One Tree Planted also raises awareness about the importance of trees, offer business like mine a simple and sustainable solution that can motivate younger generations to do something positive for the environment.
With every purchase on our shop, we will donate 1 tree! Follow @bodybytori on Instagram to help vote and decide where the trees get planted each month :)
If you would like to learn more about One Tree Planted, feel free to visit One Tree Planted | Tree Planting Non-Profit: One Dollar, One Tree or reach out for more questions!
Sustainability is not a trend, it is the future!
As of October 1, 2021 we have donated 53 trees!