Let's plant a forest!

I have something really awesome to share with you.

Commencing 1st March 2019, for EVERY fabric order placed via our website, we will plant a tree!

It's very simple. Rubyjam Fabric has partnered with the beautiful people at One Tree Planted to do something very special. Each time you purchase fabric via our website, we will plant a tree. On the first day of each month, I'll count all of the fabric orders for the previous month and will order that many trees from One Tree Planted. The purchase receipt will be shared in our Facebook group.

I wonder how many trees we can plant this month? Or in the next twelve months? Let's plant a whole forest!

Why are we doing this?

  • 80% of the world's forests have already been destroyed
  • Every two seconds, humans destroy an area of forest the size of a football field
  • At the current rate of deforestation - ALL of the remaining forests will be gone in just one hundred years
  • 15% of all greenhouse gas emissions are the result of deforestation
  • Climate change is real 

We're doing this because it needs to be done. They say to think globally, you need to act locally. That's what I am doing. At home, we carefully sort our recycling and feed kitchen scraps to our neighbour's chickens in an effort to reduce our waste. We are teaching our daughters to recycle and to select items with less packaging.

At work, I am committed to sourcing Oeko-Tex and/or GOTS certified fabrics from reputable manufacturers that pay fair wages and provide decent working conditions. I actively try to reduce the studio waste and recycle our boxes and packaging. Although I use biodegradable cello bags in our outgoing packages, it is my goal to switch to completely recyclable materials as soon as possible. In the meantime, we have started giving preference to shipping carriers that offer carbon neutral delivery services, or the option of purchasing carbon offsets. And now we're planting trees too!

How many trees do you think we can plant this month? Leave your guess in the comments and the person with the closest guess (without going over) will win a Rubyjam Fabric bundle AND we'll plant an extra tree for you too.


Edited to add: - 7 April 2019:
Lots of people guessed how many trees we would plant in the first month but only one person got close. And the winner is... Crystal O'Brien!

Congratulations Crystal, you guessed 76 which was the nearest guess (without going over) to our actual tree count of 80. You have won a fabulous Rubyjam Fabric prize and we're planting a bonus tree for you. Thank you so much to everyone that has helped us plant these 81 trees!  I wonder how many trees we can plant in April?