classic t-shirt - plant 5 trees in Cambodia
Participate in our campaign to plant 1000 rainforest trees in Cambodia by purchasing this classic unisex style t - each t-shirt purchased will support planting and protecting 5 trees in Cambodia. This is a pre-order campaign - shirts will ship September 20th. The tree planting will take place in September and we will keep you posted on our progress!
Of the approximately 500 million acres of rain forest that once covered South and Southeast Asia, only about 5 percent remains. One fifth of those remaining forests are in Cambodia - but Cambodia is being deforested at a faster rate than almost any country in the world. With an issue that hits so close to home that is also critical in the fight against climate change - we wanted to do something to help.
This t-shirt is printed with a drawing of Dalbergia cochinchinensis, one of the trees we will be planting. Dalbergia cochinchinensis is commonly known as Thailand rosewood, Siamese rosewood, or tracwood, or ក្រញូង (Kranhung) in Khmer - and is a species of legume in the Fabaceae family. It is a threatened tree yielding valuable hardwood found in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Conservationists project that the species could be extinct within 10 years.
Why pre-order? Pre-order allows us to know exactly how many t-shirts to produce - meaning there is no excess inventory. This saves money and allows us to donate a chunk of change to our tree planting goals at one time!
This classic style t-shirt is made from up-cycled cotton jersey, this tee has a loose fit and can easily become one of your go-to favorites to brighten any outfit.
Sizing: This piece is sized XS-XXL, with an XS fitting a 0-2 and an XXL fitting a 20-22. The fit of this garment is made to be relaxed and comfortable. For a more fitted look we recommend selecting a size down. Please refer to our size chart for more details.
Materials and Care: This piece is made from cotton jersey remnants (t-shirt offcuts) – and may include a blend of other natural plant-based fibers and some elastic. We burn test each fabric to assure that it is at least 90% natural, plant-based fiber. To best take care of your zero waste upcycled garment (and to be as earth-friendly as possible), we recommend machine washing in cold water, and hanging to dry. This garment can be ironed on low heat, but we really don’t think that’s necessary! Our t-shirt fabrics are carefully hand selected each week from remnant markets where large manufacturers bring discarded off-cuts and deadstock, and we do our best to select the most consistent, comfortable, soft, and high-quality fabrics. Fabrics are pre-washed and shrunk, but if you machine dry this garment it may shrink slightly.
People who work on this product: Ming Eng, Navy, Srey Pov. Learn more about the tonlé team and our fair trade production practices.