Here at LumberUnion, we are dedicated to reducing the environmental effects caused by the fashion industry by making strategic manufacturing decisions and working with AmericanForests.org to replant the American forests.
We will raise the industry standard for how we manufacture garments by making sure that all the materials for our garments are sourced from responsible partners that only use non-GMO and organic textiles. Additionally, we are committed to only partnering with the highest caliber manufacturers that do not use sweatshops or child labor.
Additionally, We are working closely with American Forests, the nation’s oldest national non-profit conservation organization. With every purchase made through LumberUnion, we work with American Forests to plant trees on our behalf.
American Forests knows how to plant trees. In addition to advocating for the protection and expansion of America’s forests, it has planted more than 45 million trees since 1990. Guided by science, American Forests chooses the right mix of trees for each specific location, taking into account the best trees to act as windbreaks or to filter water, or which trees will provide wildlife habitat, or are most suitable for city streets and parks.
Planting one or ten trees makes a difference. On average, one mature tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year, enough oxygen for two people. One tree can also intercept roughly 760 gallons of rainwater in its lifetime, reducing stormwater runoff, erosion, and flooding. Each tree can hold approximately 911 pounds of carbon dioxide, slowing the greenhouse effect and rising temperatures around the world.