Every piece you buy from us plants a tree in Indonesia, a location full of natural beauty and wonder precious to us where the idea for Sette came to life.
When we started this brand, we wanted to make sure that we could grow our positive impact as we grow, and thanks to you we get to make that happen.
Just in a few weeks of launching, you have helped us to plant 198 trees that will help with reforestation efforts in Indonesia, something that is so much bigger than just a little seedling! The practice of reforestation not only adds more trees back to damaged lands, but it also has the following important benefits:
- Trees help to clean the air we breathe. Through their leaves and bark, they absorb harmful pollutants and release clean oxygen for us to breathe. In urban environments, trees absorb pollutant gases like nitrogen oxides, ozone, and carbon monoxide, and sweep up particles like dust and smoke. Increasing levels of carbon dioxide caused by deforestation and fossil fuel combustion trap heat in the atmosphere. Healthy, strong trees act as carbon sinks, offset carbon and reducing the effects of climate change.
- Trees play a key role in capturing rainwater and reducing the risk of natural disasters like floods and landslides. Their intricate root systems act like filters, removing pollutants and slowing down the water’s absorption into the soil. This process prevents harmful waterslide erosion and reduces the risk of over-saturation and flooding. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Association, a mature evergreen tree can intercept more than 15,000 litres of water every year.
- Increases biodiversity. A single tree can be home to hundreds of species of insect, fungi, moss, mammals, and plants. Depending on the kind of food and shelter they need, different forest animals require different types of habitat. Without trees, forest creatures would have nowhere to call home.
Thank you for being a part of this positive impact we are making, and we can't wait to grow. Don’t forget to tag us in your Settes! We want to see your #settestyle around the world 🌎