Artisanal little luxuries, with big impact

We believe an object can elevate both beholder and maker. In a world of mass-produced goods, we offer artisan-made home and apparel crafted in fair-trade environments from around the globe. We strive to live fully, slow down to enjoy life’s little luxuries, and choose everyday to create a world connecting maker, owner and earth.

pokoloko sustainability commitment

Welcome to the Pokoloko Forest

 

As a key pillar in the Pokoloko mission, offering sustainable products is essential to our goal of sourcing natural materials straight from the earth. In today's world, we are more aware than ever of our ecological footprint. That’s why we have started a new project, where we plant trees to offset our carbon emissions, andyours.

Having ethical environmental practices is imperative and it remains a priority in everything we do here at Pokoloko. As we continue to grow, ensuring our values remain rooted in the natural world and everything it has to offer is essential.

 

pokoloko sustainability commitment

What Does This Mean?

 

Every time you buy from Pokoloko, we will plant trees in the Pokoloko forest to offset CO2 emissionsaccumulated in the process of sourcing material, creating the pieces, and shipping them to you.

We are a carbon neutral workplace. This means we offset the carbon footprint of our employees' lives, including any business travel. This means we offset their entire carbon footprint, including emissions from their home, personal travel, holidays, food, hobbies, and more. We are on our way to being 100% climate positive.

Reforestation is widely understood as a major natural climate solution. From an ecological perspective, we’re only just grasping the cost of what life is like without trees. We feel it is our duty to invest in our planet  every way we can.





Tree Planting Projects We Support

 

The Eden Reforestation Project in Madagascar, focuses on planting Mangrove trees. More than 90% of Madagascar’s original forests have been destroyed, displacing entire animal species and taking away the Malagasy’s ability to farm and live on the land. By planting Mangrove trees, they can capture up to 4x as much carbon per acre than tropical rainforests. Three quarters of tropical fish rely on their root systems for nurseries and shelter.

 



FOUR CO2 Reduction Projects We Support

 

Peruvian Protection of the Amazon, helps prevent 659,793 tonnes of CO2e from entering the atmosphere each year, by protecting 98 hectares of the Amazonian rainforest. This project ensures the long-term conservation and sustainable management of the forest, promotes healthy wildlife habitat, and prevents future compromise of the forest carbon stocks.

 



Istanbul landfill gas extraction, is situated on the outskirts of Istanbul. This large scale project produces 65MW of electricity, enough to provide clean and affordable power for 1.2 million homes. This project captures and converts waste gas, methane, from sanitary landfill sites. Methane is around 32 times as potent as a greenhouse gas as CO2. The gas is used to power turbines that feed electricity into Turkey’s grid. The funding of this project directly prevents the equivalent of 1,500,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere every year.

 

Delivering clean drinking water to Haiti, supports 2,580 families, delivering over 250 million litersof water to their homes. After the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in January 2010, millions of Haitians have been left without clean water and sanitation. With safe drinking water, communities reduce time absent from school or work due to illness and save money on medical expenses. This project presents a new solution to the challenges of extreme poverty, poor health, and the increasing carbon dioxide emissions associated with burning wood to boil water for drinking.

 

Forest plantation on degraded grassland in Uruguay, turns 21,298 hectares of land that has been used for cattle grazing for over 300 years, into sustainably-managed forestry. Overseen and validated by the Rainforest Alliance, the project’s initial 60 year lifespan will remove 7,644,973 tonnes of CO2. Aside from carbon removal, the project will result in a significant contribution to sustainable development of Uruguay, mainly through increased quality employment, rural development, and biodiversity and soil preservation.

 


How We Practice Sustainability at Pokoloko

 

We will continue to use up-cycled and natural materials throughout our products with a focus on regional materials sourced from the artisan's own home landscapes. We commit and contribute to the idea of conscious consumerism in which goods are purchased selectively, and made to last.

Wherever possible we transport goods by sea instead of air, as the air pollution from planes can cause significantly more environmental damage than sea transport. We are in the process of eliminating single-use plastics from our packaging which includes eliminating packaging entirely where possible. Our goal is to have all packaging be made from 100% recycled or compostable material, and we are nearly there.

Cheers to being on our way to becoming 100% climate positive,

pokoloko sustainability commitment



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