We at bamb-u have been lucky enough to travel the world sourcing sustainable materials for our business. But along the way we have seen many people and cultures much less fortunate than our own who have REAL problems, troubles and struggles on a daily basis. We have also seen the devastation of deforestation in many vulnerable countries, caused by the global timber industry.
With every purchase of one of our bamboo sunglasses or bamboo watches, we have 7 trees planted through our charity partner, The Eden Projects. By planting trees, we are counteracting the effects of deforestation and at the same time creating jobs for people affected by deforestation by planting trees for The Eden Projects.
So not only is your purchase of our bamboo sunglasses and bamboo watches making you look super stylish but is also helping the planet and people all across the world live better and more fulfilled lives.
Eden Projects reduces extreme poverty and restores healthy forests in Haiti, Madagascar, Ethiopia, and Nepal by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees. The destruction of healthy forest systems causes so many different problems. Trees provide a habitat for animals, purify water sources, control flooding and erosion and help to replenish the soil with nutrients needed for farming. When farmers can’t grow anything their farms fail and they have no option but to move to the overcrowded cities looking for work. Often they have to resort to selling themselves or their families into slavery just to survive. To date the Eden projects have planted 89,903,000 trees and created 899,030 work days for people in communities affected by deforestation.