9 Companies That Plant a Tree with Every Purchase
These brands will plant at least one (if not more!) trees with your purchase. Get products you love while knowing you're helping to restore forests.
Trees help to provide shade, privacy, and oxygen to our everyday lives. According to World Bank, over the last 25 years, the world's forests have shrunk by 1.3 million square kilometers—that's 1,000 football fields-worth of forests lost every hour. While farming and mining are good for the economy and provide products that we use in everyday life, no one wants to see the end of natural forests in their lifetime. Birds and other animals would lose their habitat and Earth's air quality would suffer. That's why it's important to plant trees—we need to replenish the forests.
Luckily, more and more companies are going eco-friendly and are starting campaigns and projects to help our planet. Many are operating on the buy one, plant one model—with every purchase, some or all of their profits go to planting a tree. Here are a few North American companies that will plant a tree (or multiple trees!) with your purchase.
Baron Fig is a stationery store that specializes in notebooks, writing utensils, backpacks, and desk essentials. It all started on Kickstarter when two friends created the most functional notebook (it actually lays flat no matter what page you are turned to) that they called the Confidant. Purchase one of these unique notebooks to house your to-do lists and Baron Fig will plant a tree. So far, they have planted over 190,000 trees in over 30 countries around the world.
For all your adventuring needs, check out Tree Tribe. For your next hiking trip, stock up on their insulating metal water bottles, men's and women's clothing, hats, and leather products made from leaves instead of animal skin. This outdoorsy brand will plant 10 trees for every sale (which has already surpassed 400,00!).
Calling all Pacific Northwesterners: Forestry is a clothing company that creates graphic tees, sweatshirts, and hats with designs that focus on the top left corner of the country. We especially love the slouchy beanies; they're a cute way to keep your ears warm in the winter. Every purchase plants a tree in your name and contributes to one of many local organizations that Forestry partners with.
You buy a tee, they plant a tree. Clothing brand Amour Vert uses their signature fabric made from beech trees to create soft and environmentally responsible clothing for women, men, and children. You can get all the basics for your capsule wardrobe and be eco-friendly. Buy a tee to contribute to this company's sustainability mission.
If you're looking for the perfect gift for the whiskey-lover who has everything, check out Prestige Decanters. These wood-mounted glass decanters have intricate glass sculptures inside the main container that become more prominent as the liquid inside is taken out. You can get an etched globe with a submarine, an eagle, or a ship inside. Prestige plants a tree with every purchase to help promote U.S. forestry.
Etnies is known for their skateboarding shoes, but they carry sneakers for any style. If you purchase a pair of comfy sneakers from their Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree collection, Etnies will donate part of the profits to Trees for the Future. Trees for the Future is a non-profit working to teach rural farmers to plant and harvest fast-growing trees.
Buy it: Jameson 2 Eco, $59.99, Etnies
Stay connected to nature every day with a phone case made out of real wood. Woodchuck also carries wood-cover journals and planners, luggage tags, flasks, and coasters. Their small products make for unique gifts you won't see anywhere else. They follow the Buy One, Plant One model to support reforestation efforts, and have already planted over a million trees.
Have your wine (and give back, too!). Trinity Oaks wine hails from St. Helena, California and plants a tree for every bottle sold. Pick from their five types of wine—Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay—for your next cocktail party knowing you're saving the forests in the process.
As their name suggests, TenTree plants ten trees for every item purchased. Their brand carries men's clothing, women's clothing, and accessories like hats, bags, and wallets. Every product has a unique, nature-inspired design that will stand out in your closet. So far, TenTree has planted over 10 million trees in Madagascar's rainforests.
Whether you're buying for yourself or looking for the perfect gift, it always feels better knowing you did something good for the planet at the same time. By doing your research and buying from eco-friendly companies like these, you're working to conserve or rebuild the natural resources we use on a daily basis. Happy (sustainable!) shopping.