The Pedal Forward Blog

05 May 2016

Companies We Love

TenTree

Based out of Canada, TenTree focuses on combating deforestation by planting ten trees for every purchase. As of now, the company has planted over 8 million trees worldwide. TenTree works with a variety of non-profit organizations that plant trees in areas of large need, such as in Madagascar and Nepal. TenTree also focuses on minimizing their environmental footprint and has already reduced their impact by approximately 15% simply by adjusting pollution through shipping. TenTree sells men and women’s apparel and accessories.

source: Facebook, TenTree

source: Facebook, TenTree

Solo Eyewear

Solo Eyewear has made great strides in helping those without proper eye care throughout the world. Purchases from this Californian company provide funds for prescription eyeglasses, as well as much needed eye surgeries. As of now, the company has restored sight to over 10,000 people in 32 different countries. This has resulted in an economic impact of $3.6 million. Solo Eyewear donates funds to charities across the world, including some in the United States. The company sells a variety of repurposed sunglasses, as well as a few eyewear accessories.

source: Facebook, Solo Eyewear

source: Facebook, Solo Eyewear

The Mayan Store

Based in Guatemala, The Mayan Store uses recycled materials and develops sustainable trade opportunities for a variety of artists. The company’s artists take inspiration from Mayan culture to craft handmade home décor and accessories. The company strives to preserve Mayan culture by using traditional construction techniques of Central America. The Mayan Store has currently provided over 450+ jobs for artisans. The company’s beautiful products have been featured in several magazines, including House Beautiful.

source: Instagram, The Mayan Store

source: Instagram, The Mayan Store

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