We are excited to have partnered with Carbon Neutral to plant one tree for every item sold! We understand that there are finite resources on our planet, and while the eucalyptus trees used to make our Tencel are grown using sustainable forestry initiatives, they are still resources that are being used.
Carbon Neutral plant predominantly drought-tolerant Eucalypts and woody-stemmed Acacias, although over 60 species of trees and shrubs are grown to encourage biodiversity. Carbon Neutral has planted trees across more than 140 sites in Western Australia and South Australia, however their focus is now on the Mid West of WA, in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor, an area where up to 97% of the land has been cleared. To date, Carbon Neutral has planted over 29.5 million mixed native trees and shrubs!
Here's why this project is so important:
- Australia has lost 25% of rainforest, 45% of open forest, 32% of woodland forest and 30% of mallee forest in the last 200 years
- Australia has the fifth highest rate of land-clearing in the world
- Australia clears land at the massive rate of over half a million hectares a year
- Over 45% of the world's native forests have been destroyed
*Information from Cool Australia
To see more of the incredible work Carbon Neutral are doing, check out the video below.