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TitleAbout Ten Tree Apparel
TagsSustainability Forests Deforestation Recycling Cotton
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Total Pages13
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A SEED OF INNOVATION PDF

For every piece of apparel purchased,
Ten Tree International plants ten trees in

order to keep our air clean, and give
us a better world to play on.

EST 2012

T E N T R E E I NT ERNATIONAL

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The beautiful landscape we know and love is fast
disappearing. At Ten Tree, we believe that we can inspire
a new group of consumers to tackle the environmental
issues we are now faced with. By planting ten trees and
ensuring that all our clothing is produced responsibly we
allow each and every customer to make a difference. Our
commitment to the environment isn’t just a catchy hook
to drive sales. It is something we fundamentally believe
in, that will have an enormous impact on our environment
going forward. It’s your world, your life, your playground.
Let’s protect it – together, we can build forests.

O U R STO RY
Tree planting is a way of restoring the environment,
maintaining ecosystems, and making our world a healthier
place to live. This isn’t new; but what is new, is how we have
used the concept of planting trees to inspire entrepreneurship,
build sustainable communities, provide shelter and generally
increase quality of life. The founders of Ten Tree have years
of experience in the tree planting industry and have used this
to create a business model that ensures trees are planted
sustainably and in a way that will have the greatest impact.
Some of the many benefits of planting trees include:

• Creating and restoring bio-diversity
• Removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere
• Creating bio-precipitation
• Building sustainable and resilient natural ecosystems

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We are proud to be partnered with WeForest in an effort
to make the earth cooler. They’re ability to access and
hire locals in developing countries has contributed to the
success of Ten Tree and restoring communities in need. We
encourage you to check them out at www.weforest.org.

W E F O R E ST

WeForest is an international organization dedicated to
sustainable reforestation. Our main objective is to participate
in countering global warming and promote the international
movement to recover part of the forests, which have
disappeared. We are an international non-profit organization
established as a Belgian ASBL/VZW (# 0826.151.968) and
incorporated as a 501(c)3 in the USA (#61-1662313), with a
team in the UK, Netherlands and France.
We believe that in order to have a sustainable impact, the local
communities need be involved and directly benefit from our
planting activities. We train them in understanding the value of
growing and protecting diverse forests. Our projects directly
empower people to operate entrepreneurially by providing
them with long term jobs and better living conditions.

Our goal is to change the way that business is done by
inspiring and leading the way for other companies to move
towards a greener world.

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As a major partner of Ten Tree, the Canadian Wildlife
Federation’s mission is to educate people about wildlife,
motivate people to get outdoors, and together we believe
we can do that. Check out their site at http://www.cwf-fcf.
org/

The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a charitable
organization that works with Canadians to make a
difference to the kind of legacy we leave behind … not just
for wildlife, but also for our children.

C A N A D I A N W I L D L I F E F E D E R AT I O N

CWF represents 300,000 members and supporters that work from
coast to coast to maintain something very important — a bright future
for Canada’s wildlife. CWF empowers Canadians to help protect wild
species and the spaces they call home through beautiful publications,
award-winning programs and a balanced approach to wildlife issues.
Since our inception in 1962, we’ve become a household name because
of our leadership in conservation education, awareness and outreach.
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is dedicated to ensuring an
appreciation of our natural world and a lasting legacy of healthy
wildlife and habitats.

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Water Based Inks

Water based inks have improved greatly in recent years, partially
due to economic incentive from consumers looking for more
environmentally friendly methods of production. Water based inks
work best on lighter colored garments that are 100% cotton. They
also have a softer feel to them. You can cover a large area without
getting the “raincoat effect” you may have noticed in some other
shirts. Our printer, Oregon Screen Impressions, has the ability to offer
color matching in water based inks.

Discharge Inks:

Sometimes newer water based inks can be used on darker colored
fabrics with acceptable results if the design lends itself to a particular
look. Other times a discharge base is used to leach the dye out of
the fabric, returning it to its natural off-white state. When a discharge
base is added to a water based ink with a color, you can get an
opaque result, even on a black shirt. Because the base is added to
our regular water based ink system, we can offer color matching on
discharge inks too.

There’s no getting around the fact that the screen printing process
requires chemicals. Which chemicals and how they are used depends
on the individual company. Oregon Screen Impressions invited the
EPA to inspect their process when they were the first T-shirt printer
in the United States to automate their reclaim process in 2000. Their
machine segregates each step allowing them to contain the process
and recycle the material before it moves to the next step. The final
rinse is the only thing that goes to the drain, but this water is filtered
first. All of this was voluntary and was driven by their commitment to
the environment at any cost.

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