one tree planted
for every bag purchased
Ever wondered how each bag of Sun Trail Seeds plants one tree?
Partnerships- partnerships are the foundation for our impact. By partnering with incredible organizations across the globe, we are able to ensure that the tree planting has a meaningful, long-term impact. As well, we are able to ensure these trees are planted in a sustainable, timely manner.
Preparation- every project is different in how the trees are prepared for planting. In Madagascar, villagers are tasked with collecting propagules from existing mangrove trees in order to count and sort them. In Senegal, farmers are empowered to create their own forest gardens by being provided with the tools, seeds, and oversight. In Nepal, we fund nurseries which can be used to grow 10’s of thousands of trees at a time.
Planting- when the time is right, these propagules or seedlings are taken to an area that has been prepared for planting. Before any trees are placed in the ground, the area is cleared of debris or anything else that might damage the tree. The local villagers are then employed to plant the trees.
Protection- it is our top priority to make sure that the effects of deforestation do not return. In order to do this, we focus on empowering the local communities to protect their newly planted forests. This is done several ways including hiring guards (usually to protect from animals but also illegal logging), educating the locals on the importance of tree planting, teaching sustainably harvesting techniques, and more.
At Sun Trail Seeds, our goal is to become the most environmentally progressive brand on the planet. We don’t want to just reduce the negative impact of the apparel industry, we want to use it as a vehicle for change. Our purpose is to revitalize our environment and inspire a generation to believe that they can do the same.
Our goal is to plant 1 billion trees by 2030.
We want to help change lives.
Planting Trees, Changing Lives
At Sun Trail Seeds, we're focused on more than just planting trees. We want to help change lives. Not only does reforestation revitalize dry arid soil and provide a substantial oxygen supply, but it directly benefits locals living in the area by providing wood for fuel, food, and fodder for livestock, as well as permanent and seasonal employment. We have partnered with not-for-profits across the planet to ensure Sun Trail Seeds has a truly global footprint, and can identify the regions that will benefit most from our planting
One tree can have an incredible impact on the ecosystems we plant in. All trees planted are local species, ofone times in some of the harshest regions. We use "pioneer" species to ensure survival and aim to plant in areas that have the greatest need. This includes Madagascar, where mangrove forests have been devastated, leaving locals with infertile farm land and completely wiping out thriving ecosystems, and Ethiopia, where entire forests have been cut down. This has left the population subject to the effects of flooding, resulting in much of the remaining farmland washing away.
Everyone can relate to the need for tree planting and the incredible impact it can have on the environment; an impact that does not simply end once the one trees have been planted.
The numerous social and environmental benefits of each tree planted will likely outlast any Sun Trail Seeds product purchased. Not only do the trees live for 20-30 years, but they also propagate seedlings which in turn grow into more trees. This is the reason one trees can make such a difference. For every item sold, these trees will benefit the region for centuries to come.