Sustainability is a core value here at ALPAKA. We believe in giving back and that’s why we’re proud members of 1% for the Planet.
The days of using business solely as a source of profit are behind us and we all have an important choice to make in deciding to ignore consumer shifts and Mother Nature’s needs or we can embrace our ability to choose and commit to making a difference in co-creating a brighter tomorrow for future generations.
We’ll be donating 1% of sales to NGOs that are making the world a better place by dedicating their time and resources to environmental causes.
WE PLANT A TREE WITH EVERY BAG SOLD
At ALPAKA, our goal is to offer you great bags & accessories, but we also think it is absolutely vital to take care of the planet. Not just to offset our CO2 emissions, but also to contribute to the regrowing of wildlife habitats and raising awareness. In a bid to offset our CO2, we partnered with our mates at Tree-Nation to support their forestry efforts. As we grow, our sustainability efforts will also grow with us.
WHY WE PLANT TREES
We’re in business to build the best products we can but we also know that any business activity - from office lighting to shipping - is part of the problem. Our end goal is to do business for good. So we wanted to make a positive contribution while involving our costumers in the process.
That is why we will plant one tree with every purchased item valued at $79 or more at our store. In short, for every bag sold, we plant a tree. Well, actually, you plant a tree in our forest. Deforestation across the world is increasing the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere causing havoc and accelerating climate change on our planet. Rising temperatures contribute to rising sea levels, with warmer ocean temperatures threatening wildlife & leading to extinction. We accept our responsibility to work towards offsetting our emissions.
We partnered up with Tree-Nation, an organisation dedicated to fighting climate change.
Eden Projects, Madagascar & Bore, Kenya
In response to the large-scale loss of mangroves and upland forests in Madagascar Eden Reforestation Projects initiated the Madagascar Reforestation Project. The program began in 2007 and since its inception Eden has successfully planted over 16 million mangrove and dry deciduous trees in northwest Madagascar.
In Bore, Kenya, the project is a unique community forestry initiative that aims to help the people of Bore in Kenyas Coastal Province find sustainable ways to conserve their existing tropical forest. 300 participating members are organised into a co-operative that work together to plant the trees and implement other associated development projects.
Below we will explain how all this works.
HOW IT WORKS
So you've made a purchase or are thinking of making a purchase at our store, fantastic! After you've placed your order you will first receive a confirmation email from us about your order, with a receipt of your purchase. You will also receive a separate email with the title ‘ALPAKA offered you a tree on Tree-Nation.' For every purchased item at our store (over $79USD), we will plant 1 tree (example: 5 bags = 5 trees). If you do not see it in your inbox, please check under promotions or your spam inbox.
Once you've planted your tree, you will see a page like this. You can leave us a message, read about the species of tree you planted, its CO2 offset and what planting project you contributed to.
You have now officially contributed to this conservation project in Madagascar by planting a tree. This tree will offset 40kgs of CO2.
In Kenya, the tree will offset 70kgs of CO2.
How cool is that?! Now make your first purchase so that, together, we can start reforesting the planet! Visit the ALPAKA forest here.