1% for the Planet.
We are now proud to be part of the 1% for the Planet
global movement and have committed to give 1% of all sales directly to environmental not for profit groups whose focus is the protection, preservation and restoration of our planet.
This means every time you purchase from us, 1% of the total value of your order goes directly to help an environmental cause. 1% of sales is a more transparent way to give, it can often be greater than a 10 or 20% ‘profit’ (running a business to make a profit is never easy!) and we want all our wonderful customers to know that all your purchases from us will directly help our planet.
This is forever, every order, every day. Not just today, or on special occasions, and we have also decided to backdate this to include all sales since June 1st 2018, so if you have ordered from us since then, thank you! Our planet needs us more than ever, and together, with small steps, we can preserve its beauty for generations to come.
We have shared some of the environmental non profits we have worked with below, our desire is not only to help financially, but with awareness and to volunteer our time with them for a more holistic approach to giving, they will be UK based for the meantime and as we grow we hope to be able to help causes over the world.
Being at one with nature is the very essence of who we all are, and by becoming more connected to it, nurturing an awareness on how important it is to preserve it, we can then start to create a more peaceful and harmonious existence on our beautiful planet and a deeper love for the people, creatures and plants that inhabit it.
Learn more about 1% for the Planet
here, and as always, thank you. Jeska & Dean
1% for People.
In addition to our 1% for the Planet commitment, we also donate a further 1% of all our total sales to humanitarian non-profits, through regular monthly donations to The Black Curriculum, and Land for Women projects.
The Black Curriculum are social enterprise that aims to deliver black British history all across the UK. We run a range of variety of virtual and in-person programmes to schools, young people and corporations to promote the importance of Black history.
We also have curriculum and develop free and licensable resources for schools to teach students about Black history.
Our aim is to prepare students to become fully rounded citizens and ready for an increasingly globalised world.
Our curriculum is grounded in the arts for young people to engage with history imaginatively, encouraging student satisfaction and critical thinking skills. Through our holistic approach we aim to remedy a wider systemic issue. https://theblackcurriculum.com
Whilst working in the country interviewing female survivors of the genocide Giles Duley met a small co-operative of women who were growing potatoes on rented land. He asked one of the survivors, Olive, how we could best support her and her community. The answer was simple, “give us the land to grow.” In June 2019, Icyizere Ruhanga Cooperative, the first Land For Women co-operative farm, comprised of 50 women was established. LOWF provided legal support and purchased a plot of land (19,929 sqm) that the women will use for allotment farming. By giving the women the land to start a business, we have seen first-hand how they have taken control of their own livelihoods and bettered their lives. Each cooperative is self-governing and requires limited management. We have already identified other communities that would benefit from the Land for Women project – our goal in 2020 is to extend the project to reach 600 more women (6 cooperatives of approximately 100 women) and to employ a local Rwandan team with expertise in local agriculture, marketing and women’s rights. We hope to expand the scheme into Uganda and DR Congo. https://www.legacyofwarfoundation.com/land-for-women
Projects supported through our 1% for the Planet commitment.
Action for Conservation is a young charity using pioneering approaches to engage and inspire young people from diverse backgrounds, aged 12-18, to become the next generation of environmentalists and revitalise the sector. We want to inspire today's young people to a long-term belief in the wonder of the natural world, which will shape their dreams and actions however their life turns out. Our WildED school workshop programme targets young people in areas of disadvantage and empowers them to design and deliver their own environmental projects in their schools and local communities.
Each summer we hold Residential Camps in UK National Parks for smaller groups of young people to join us for five days of transformational experiences in nature, where we work in more depth to build the youth environmental leaders of the future. Find out how to join our youth movement and take action. https://www.actionforconservation.org/
Through the Wilderness Foundation education and therapy programmes we help young people reconnect to society and themselves through outdoor adventure and mentoring. Our programme facilitation highlights the positive impact of nature on personal and social wellbeing. Developing stewardship for nature and wild places is imbued through the teaching of Leave No Trace Ethics alongside volunteering opportunities. Our mission is to preserve wild places and change lives through outreach programmes that educate, inspire and reconnect young people facing a number of challenges in their lives.
The content of these programmes aims to equip and enable young people to acquire skills from within themselves to navigate their futures safely and successfully. We are working to keep people healthy and our planet wild! https://wildernessfoundation.org.uk/
Wen acts to achieve equality, justice and joy. Wen fights global problems around gender, health and our environment by taking action on issues affecting our bodies, homes and neighbourhoods. We work alongside communities supporting action and get a real-world understanding of women’s lived experiences in the process. With this knowledge, we create collaborative partnerships with organisations, academics and policy makers to launch projects and campaigns that make a real difference and improve lives. https://www.wen.org.uk/
Creating ocean activists everywhere for a thriving ocean and thriving people. Sewage and agricultural pollution still plague the rivers and ocean. In 2019 there were over 200,000 discharges of untreated sewage into UK rivers and almost 2,000 discharges into UK coastal bathing waters during the May-September bathing season alone. The sheer volume of sewage and run-off entering the water means the UK is ranked just 25th out of 30 EU countries for coastal water quality and only 14% of rivers meet good ecological status. https://www.sas.org.uk/
We are the only UK charity working at a national and international scale to improve lives by planting trees in cities. We get stuck in with local communities to cultivate lasting change in their neighbourhoods – whether it’s revitalising forgotten spaces, creating healthier environments or getting people excited about growing, foraging and eating healthy food' We have planted over 1 million trees since 1993 and worked with over 80'000 volunteers. http://treesforcities.org
The Orchard Project is a charity dedicated solely to the creation, restoration and celebration of community orchards. We aim to make a serious contribution to a better food system, based on people working together where they live to produce and harvest their own fruit. We work closely with community groups in hubs around England and Scotland helping to design and create new orchards that will last for decades to come, as well as restoring England’s old, neglected heritage orchards. http://www.theorchardproject.org.uk