New decade, new charity donations.

 For every purchase you make, we donate.

Spring is here, and we are making sustainable changes to our ethical fashion company. a picture of crocuses and snowdrops in the frost.

February is finally here! The very first signs of spring are just starting to show, and you can feel the energy of the new season just around the corner. This month is extra special for us, because it  marks the start of some exciting new projects. We are delighted to announce partnerships with two amazing charities; World Land Trust and Goods for Good.

 The idea was sparked in November last year. As Forage’s founder, I participated in corporate sustainability training with The Planet Mark Start.  

Forage was built on a foundation of strong ethical principles, and we are proud of how our business operates and  the relationships we have with our suppliers and makers.   
 
We also recognise that each and every one of us can keep striving to do more, keep looking, and stay curious about how we can make continuing changes to decrease our carbon footprint and increase positive impact we can have on the people and world around us.

A picture of designer and creator Tina Payne in a fair trade factory creating ethical and sustainable products

 I was compelled to look with a magnifying glass at every area of my business, what impact we have both ethically and environmentally, what we are doing well, and where we have room for improvement. 

As of 12th February 2020, we have pledged to donate £1 of every product sold on our website to either the World Land Trust, or Goods for Good. Our donation will be ring-fenced to go to specific campaigns, and the best part is, you can choose which charity we donate to with every purchase you make with us!

Person holding out gift box with ethical jewellery. Forage donate to charity with every purchase of fair trade clothing and  sustainable fashion

When adding a Forage product to your basket, you will be given the option to choose which charity you would like us to donate to, and the more products bought, the more donations we can make.

World Land Trust

Our World Land Trust donations will go directly to the Buy an Acre scheme, where £100 is used to purchase and protect an acre of woodland or rainforest. 

Canopy view of a misty rainforest. World Land Trust saves the rainforest, conserves wildlife and protects woodland.


Each pound we donate from the sale of one of our products will be used to purchase 40m² of wildlife rich habitat! 

Every acre purchased will become part of a larger reserve, protecting it from being cleared for agriculture and cattle, and will be patrolled by rangers that can deter and detect poachers, illegal logging and fires. 

Find out more about the Buy and Acre scheme. 

 Goods for Good

Goods for Good save overproduced highstreet items from being sent to landfill or being incinerated and redistribute them to refugees and vulnerable people worldwide. 

Children in a group smiling. Goods for Good send valuable items to refugees, displaced communities and vulnerble people around the world.

 

Our donations to Goods for Good will go directly into logistics. Each truck of aid they send costs £5,000 on average. The value of the goods on the truck, however, will be worth a minimum of £75,000. 

That means, for every pound that is donated, they are able to multiply it by 15. Every £1 donated from the sale of a Forage product will transport at least £15 worth of goods, saving them from being destroyed, and sending them to the people who need it most.


Find out more about Goods for Good.


Operation sustainability


Supporting charities is only one of the many ways we can operate in a more sustainable way. 

This is the first step we are taking on this journey into a new decade, where we aim to have a positive impact in a world that is far bigger than just us.

Street art reading "together we create"

 

We believe that the small changes we make in our lives, in our businesses and in our relationships can make amazing things possible. We hope our customers will feel as empowered by this pledge as we do, because we know that our principles align beautifully with yours. 

two women wearing boho pocket belts, fair trade handbags , ethical bumbags

Have a browse of our collections of Jewellery, Pocket Belts, and clothing, and let’s see what we are able to make possible together this year! 

 

Forage certificate of sustainability from planet mark start

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Vincent Van Gogh