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Osom Brand Journal

Stories, news, press and all articles related to Osom Brand and OSOMTEX while pursuing our mission to keep landfills free of textiles and clothing.

Filtering by Tag: conservation international

Study Hall LA Panels on Circularity

Patricia Ermecheo

Slow Factory’s The Library Study Hall conference with MIT Media Lab and G-Star RAW held at the ACE Hotel August 26, 2018 in Los Angeles.

Patricia Ermecheo, OSOMTEX. Photo by  Ger Ger . Courtesy of  Denim Dudes

Patricia Ermecheo, OSOMTEX. Photo by Ger Ger. Courtesy of Denim Dudes

“As long as you keep buying what they are making at the stores, that is what they are going to keep making. If you start asking questions, reading labels, its all there. The more you do that, the more you send emails and talk about it on social media and talk about it with your friends, you’re going to make them anxious”
— Patricia Ermecheo, OSOMTEX

Photos by Ger Ger. Courtesy of Denim Dudes

Watch the Panel!

Read the Denim Dudes article!

Take a peak at Amy Leverton’s amazing article (Denim Dudes) about what went down at Study Hall LA

Photo by Ger Ger. Courtesy of Denim Dudes

Photo by Ger Ger. Courtesy of Denim Dudes

EcoWatch features Osom Brand and ForRangers anti-poaching story

Patricia Ermecheo

The Most Valued Anti-Poaching Equipment May Surprise You - EcoWatch

The Most Valued Anti-Poaching Equipment May Surprise You - EcoWatch

Thank you EcoWatch for featuring Osom Brand's story about our wonderful collaboration with Conservation International and ForRangers. It is an honor and very humbling to contribute to these brave and committed men in Kenya to protect elephants from poachers. Every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for it's ivory.  Click HERE to read full article. 

The Most Valued Anti-Poaching Equipment.

ForRangers socks by Osom Brand 

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

Editor’s note: As the end of 2017 approaches, Human Nature is revisiting some of our favorite stories of the year

read article 👉🏼Best of 2017: The most valued anti-poaching equipment? It may surprise you

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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