A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
One shoe = one tree
We know shoes come in pairs, we’re not that green. Well, we are actually. That’s why we pledge to plant two trees, somewhere on our planet that needs them most, for every pair of Hatty shoes you buy.
Why trees? It’s such a simple and effective way to make an impact. Trees clean the air we breathe and the water we drink. They help stabilise our climate, provide habitat for biodiversity, and they create sustainable jobs for the communities they shelter.
That is why we believe our mission to plant a million trees is definitely a step in the right direction.
We want every one of our shoes to tread very carefully, leaving as small a footprint as possible on our planet.
Stewart HOULGRAVE, HATTY FOUNDER.
IMPROVING EVERYONE’S ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT
We plant our trees with the environmental charity One Tree Planted, who works with communities around the world to replant trees where they’re needed most. Ground up and community-powered, creating forests is a way to care for our environment on a global scale – and make a big difference more locally, too. With projects spanning the globe from Haiti to the Andes, Indonesia to Tanzania, even in the US and Canada, One Tree Planted empowers communities to replant and care for forests that provide sustainable livelihoods, shelter and greater environmental security.
WHY CARE ABOUT TREES?
A single tree has the power to remove and store about 48 lbs of CO2 from the air each year, and there are over 300 billion tonnes of carbon stored in the Earth's forests. Trees stabilise our environment, offer amazing protection against flooding and erosion, and provide habitats for people, animals and plants. They’re packed with medicines – hundreds have been discovered so far, with many more still out there.
80% of the world's forests have already been destroyed, yet 80% of the world’s terrestrial plants and animals should be calling them home. Sadly, only 20% of forests are properly protected – and terrifyingly, every two seconds humans destroy an area of forest the size of a football field.
So are you going to take a step in the right direction with Hatty?