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Partnering with Trees for the Future

Partnering with Trees for the Future

Since founding Tata Harper, our team has been committed to innovating in ways that are healthy for both people and the planet. We continue to believe that brands and organizations can do both, and we’re always looking for new opportunities to support and further this mission.

As a farm family, we also know what a challenging and rewarding job sustainable farming can be. So, we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Trees for the Future, a non-profit that’s been working with farming communities in sub-Saharan Africa for 31 years to revitalize agriculture and help solve hunger and poverty. Their unique solution, called the Forest Garden Approach, starts with trees and improves the health of the planet for us all.

Our Commitment

For Earth Month 2021, we’ll be planting one tree for every full-sized product sold on our site. And because there is so much opportunity for progress, we won’t stop there. Over the course of two years--with our customers’ help--we’ll be working with Trees for the Future to plant 100,000 trees, revitalize 100 acres of land, sequester 3,616 tons of carbon, and plant 1,000 people out of poverty.

We can’t wait to boost our impact on people’s lives as well as on our planet and we welcome you to learn more about their work and be part of the movement. Let’s start by taking a closer look at how exactly Trees for the Future works.

Their Solution 

When they started out, the Trees for the Future team realized that a reliance on overly-intensive, monocrop agriculture and methods like burning and clearing were diminishing the health and nutritional capabilities of the soil while destroying the environment. They developed their Forest Garden Approach to provide the resources and skills to plant thousands of trees which are proven to restore moisture and nutrition to the soil, help farmers grow a variety of fruits and vegetables for food, and allow farmers to refocus on more responsible sources of income.

Their impact has been measurable. At the start of the program, only 13% of participating farmers had sufficient food to sustain their households. However, after just 12 months, 86% of those farmers were able to support their families and not go to bed hungry.

Since the organization was founded, Trees for the Future has planted over 200,000,000 trees, restored nearly 30,000 acres of land, and positively impacted over 150,000 people. 82% of participating farmers have experienced a significant increase in their incomes. And today, more than 92% feel confident they’ll overcome unforeseen obstacles for a more hopeful, more attainable future.

Get to Know Trees for the Future 

Want to know more about Trees for the Future’s incredible mission and solution? Be sure to check out their website and follow them on Instagram to stay up-to-date with their incredible efforts.

We want to thank you for greening your beauty routine with us while contributing to a healthier, greener future. We’re excited to make a difference together, one tree at a time.