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Osom Brand Joins 1% For The Planet

Patricia Ermecheo

Osom Brand Announces Membership with 1% for the Planet 

Portland, Oregon, 3/26/18 -- Osom Brand joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment.

Osom Brand  Announces Membership with 1% for the Planet  

Osom Brand  Announces Membership with 1% for the Planet 

"Our member companies have donated more than $175 million to our environmental nonprofit partners to date. Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment and, only 3% of that comes from businesses. The planet needs bigger support than this, and our growing network of member businesses is doing its valuable part to increase giving and support on the ground outcomes. Our members lead with purpose and commitment, characteristics that consumers support. We're excited to welcome Osom Brand to our global network," says Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet.

1% For The Planet makes it easy for companies and organizations to support what matters most: our communities and our planet. We are very excited to join this amazing network.” says Patricia Ermecheo, CEO & Founder of Osom Brand.

Members of 1% for the Planet contribute one percent of annual sales directly to any of the approved nonprofit environmental organizations in the network. Nonprofits are approved based on referrals, track record and environmental focus. Thousands of nonprofits worldwide are currently approved.

 About 1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. We recognize that the current level of environmental giving - only 3% of total philanthropy - is not enough to solve the most pressing issues facing our planet.

Through our business and individual membership, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations, and we amplify the impact of the network.

 

Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,200 member businesses, a new and expanding core with hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries. Look for our logo and visit www.onepercentfortheplanet.org to learn more.

About Osom Brand

Osom Brand’s mission is to upcycle as much textile waste as possible to keep them away from landfills. As designers and creators, we focus all of our energy on making premium products out of the most magnificent upcycled threads and fabrics ever created. We work with the best technologies available, a low impact method for upcycling-discarded clothing used in the making of Osom Brand goods. We use zero water, zero chemicals and ethical working conditions along the entire production chain.  Osom Brand’s affiliation to 1% For The Planet is to step forward to our efforts of giving back. It is our commitment to empower organizations of all trades that are making a difference in the community and environment preservation.

 

Osom Brand partners with Conservation International

Patricia Ermecheo

Osom Brand has partnered with Conservation International to donate 1000 pairs of upcycled socks to Conservation International in support of elephant and wildlife conservation initiatives in the Wildlife Conservancies in Central and Northern Kenya.

Elephant, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Photo:   © Jon McCormack | Conservation International

Elephant, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Photo:

© Jon McCormack | Conservation International

1000 pairs of FOR RANGERS socks

The socks donated through this partnership will support ‘For Rangers’ – a dedicated group of individuals who are raising money through competing in extreme sporting events for the welfare of rangers who risk their lives daily to protect Africa’s endangered species.

Osom Brand Wildlife Ranger Socks - Conservation International

Osom Brand Wildlife Ranger Socks - Conservation International

updated 3/16/18 - Conservation International blog- Human Nature

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Letter from Keith Roberts to Osom Brand

Letter from Keith Roberts to Osom Brand

 

Despite increases in technology to aid the conservation of elephant and rhino, like drones and tracking chips, the most important part of protecting wildlife is “trusted boots on the ground” –men who are prepared and trained to work long hours monitoring and protecting elephant andrhino. These men operate in tough conditions and cover vast areas on foot each day. In order to do this, they need top-quality clothing that is suited to warm days, cold nights and tough terrain.

An elephant near the Mara North Conservancy in Kenya.   © Jon McCormack | Conservation International

An elephant near the Mara North Conservancy in Kenya.

© Jon McCormack | Conservation International

Made from 95% premium recycled yarn, these sustainably-produced zero-waste socks will provide maximum comfort, support and protection to the wildlife rangers in every step on their journey to protect endangered wildlife affected by poaching and ivory trade in sub-Saharan Africa.

About Conservation International Conservation International (CI) has worked in sub-Saharan Africa since 1990 to protect nature.Across the region, CI is engaging African leaders, empowering local communities and helping to evaluate the true value of the region’s natural resources. People need nature to thrive, and nowhere is that more evident than in Africa. The last large source of arable land, minerals and fossil fuels, it is also one of the least-equipped to manage and protect its resources sustainably.

A herd of elephants near the Mara North Conservancy in Kenya.   © Jon McCormack | Conservation International

A herd of elephants near the Mara North Conservancy in Kenya.

© Jon McCormack | Conservation International

CI has a focus on Wildlife and People and nothing highlights that more than supporting the rangers on the ground who protect the wildlife -- the human factor in conservation. It is dangerous, tough and thankless work, and if we are to keep rhino and elephant from extinction, there is a huge need to keep our men safe and motivated, both for their welfare and for the welfare of the iconic species they risk their lives to protect.  To do this the equipment, training and resources provided to them is paramount, not only to their own safety and their ability to protect wildlife, but also towards the self-worth and loyalty they feel towards the difficult task they are faced with.  Their loyalty towards the conservation ideal is crucial.

 

updated 3/16/18 - Conservation International blog- Human Nature

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