Do you ever wonder where your clothes, bags, wallets… come from and how they are made? I do. Every time I pick up a new wallet or bag; I check to see if it is made from genuine animal leather. You see I am very much into sustainable living, eco-friendly products, and trying my hardest to not hurt anything or anyone along my journey through life on this planet.
“What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on.”
—Henry David Thoreau
Instead of going into the arguments for vegan eco-friendly products, and why we should be looking after our animals and planet, I have decided that there are enough people out there spreading the word (some very harshly) on why we should be vegan or why we should be looking after nature, animals and our planet in a better way.
So… I decided to rather point people in the direction of products that are not made by harming animals, that come from ethical sources, do not damage the planet in any way, are good for our health, that we can enjoy with a clear conscience, and that do not cost the earth.
One of the companies that I would like to tell you about is Tree Tribe.
Tree Tribe is an outdoor nature inspired lifestyle brand that gives back to the Earth by planting trees on every sale of their consciously created, and hand made products. They have planted over 400,000 trees in 12 different countries and are on a mission to plant millions of trees, making a positive impact on the world.
Trees are the lungs of the Earth, the key to a healthy planet, and major providers of resources to people and animals. Trees are also a symbol of health and home.
Tree Tribe use eco-friendly materials in all of their products, and their designs are inspired by nature: every product has a story.
Their goal is to spread positive energy and build a thriving community to inspire a stronger connection with the Earth, while inspiring more businesses to give back to social causes.
Tree Tribe embrace an open-minded travel culture – they are a US based company, but they’re spread all over the planet. They ship worldwide and are known for their excellent customer service and flexible return policy.
So now that you know about the company, have you heard of Leaf Leather?
It is an innovative plant based leather alternative made from tree leaves; harvested sustainably. It’s better than traditional leather because it’s more environmentally friendly and created from tree leaves so it doesn’t require harming animals.
One of Tree Tribe’s products are Leaf Leather wallets and accessories (made from huge Teak leaves). Leaf Leather can be made just as strong and durable as animal leather, and even water resistant. The leaf leather gear lasts for many years. The Terminator couldn’t tear a leaf leather in half. That’s the reason for the thin laminate layer (made from a non-toxic BOPP film) on the outside. It protects it, makes it super strong, maintains the texture, feel and natural design of the leaves, and water proof.
Part of being eco-friendly is being durable.
Tree Tribe take pride in creating super durable eco-friendly products that last for many years, cutting back on waste and transportation, as well as saving customers money!
The entire process of crafting Teak Leaf Leather is a traditional hand made art from Thailand. Their partners are a small family business of Thai artisans and skilled seamstresses that share eco-friendly values and have a passion for quality crafting.
Every piece is unique, so the designs in their leaf leather gear are truly one of a kind – you get a unique piece of art that shows the beautiful variances of nature. They “wear in” just like regular leather: they are stiff to start, then after a couple weeks they loosen up nicely. The Leaf Leather products come in many cool designs and vibrant colors.
Tree Tribe supports the vegan community and recognized a lack of plant-based leather alternatives, which fueled them to expand their collection and create more products.
They’re not a corporation, they don’t answer to shareholders, they answer to the Earth.
They exist to be the company that creates consciously and gives back to the Earth. They like people.
Pulling out a leaf leather wallet is a fun conversation starter!
Or you can just show your love and hug a tree today!