Buy Bamboo Socks & Plant a Forest
Posted by EcoSox on Feb 23rd 2022
EcoSox Supports Sustainable Efforts and Reforestation
Change starts small. It can begin with something as simple as planting one tree or using more sustainable materials for socks. At EcoSox, we try to do our part in keeping the earth clean and beautiful.
That’s why we support One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting global deforestation that has planted more than 40 million trees total in 43 countries across the globe. According to One Tree Planted, partnering businesses donated $30,108,777 in 2021, allowing the organization to plant over 23 million trees throughout the year.
With the help of your purchases, EcoSox has planted more than 13,000 trees as of September 2021. This initiative makes our product carbon-negative over time.
Why trees? Trees play an integral part in the environment and economy by helping clean the air we breathe, filtering the water we drink, and providing jobs for over 1.6 million people. Trees also provide habitat to more than 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. In addition, trees remove harmful carbon from the atmosphere, are used in 25% of all medicines and have proven to improve mental health.
Why is One Tree Planted Important to EcoSox?
EcoSox makes a conscious effort toward a more sustainable and eco-friendlier lifestyle. Many of the products found on EcoSox’s website are made with bamboo viscose fibers, which are derived from one of the most ecologically friendly grasses on the planet. This makes it a better alternative to cotton and petroleum-based fibers.
Why is bamboo considered ecologically friendly? It doesn’t require irrigation as it thrives naturally from the rainfall and doesn’t need pesticides or fertilizers. Bamboo grows quickly and doesn’t need to be replanted after harvest. Unlike a tree, it regrows after it is cut!
Bamboo also has various benefits to the environment. It creates 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees and absorbs five times the greenhouse gases. Bamboo also has many uses, meaning there is very little waste from harvested bamboo.
EcoSox are manufactured from bamboo viscose derived from Moso bamboo, which is native to China and Taiwan. It’s been growing in the southern part of the United States for more than 100 years.
Supporting One Tree Planted with Eco-friendly Socks
If you’re looking to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, you can make small changes such as choosing eco friendly socks and supporting brands,
like EcoSox, which support reforestation efforts and sustainable companies.
The earth is still short by about 1 trillion trees, so be sure to check out EcoSox products that are stamped “This Product Plants One Tree.” Every time you purchase a qualifying product, we donate to One Tree Planted to help with reforestation efforts.
Note: Images and certain portions of text originated with OneTreePlanted.