Mindful manchester – who would have thought? Tim Berenyi at Plantchester did actually! And we are in awe of how clever his idea is. What’s ethical manchester? With GOTS certified hemp as their material of choice, Oeko-Tek certified dyes and elastic-free fitted sheets, Plantchester ensures you can sleep in bed linen that is plastic-free, chemical-free and legitimately sustainable.
Plantchester have teamed up with Fifteen Trees to be truly ethical when it comes to business. Recently they supported one of our tree planting projects by purchasing 30 native trees for Ironbark Country of Central Victoria.
When businesses are this creative and mindful when it comes to the planet, it shows real leadership and innovation. We can take a look at how things ‘have always been done’ and shift that paradigm. The other advantages of their products is they are hypoallergenic, heat regulating, and antifungal, which is a blessing for those with issues of this nature, as they can be assured a gentle night’s sleep.
The trees were planted at Redcastle, Taungurung Country, VIC by members of the Campaspe Valley Landcare Network. The site is significant because it was very depleted having been used for gold mining previously. The district is Ironbark country, and the main trees planted at this site were Sheoaks, Wattles and Melaleuca. The plants were chosen largely to support endangered species within the area, in particular the pollinating species of native birds and insects.
The She-Oaks are hardy and provide food for Black Cockatoos (endangered) as well as Squirrel and Sugar gliders, goannas and a variety of Honeyeaters, including the (also endangered) Regent Honeyeater.
I would like to sincerely thank the kind souls who contribute to this important program which enables people such as myself to care for country, restore degraded land and soils and provide habitat for future generations of native wildlife.
Christine Wrest-Smith | Member | Campaspe Landcare Network
Plantchester products also help to build soils by increasing soil organic matter, and drawdown carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This is done because their choice of dyes are plant based (think walnuts and ti-tree flowers), coupled with their use of 100% hemp fibres, (which sequesters more CO2 than any other crop), meaning they don’t degrade the soil, they actually increase soil organic matter, and drawdown carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Thank you Tim for your support of our rural tree planting projects with Campaspe Valley Landcare.
Writer – Lou Ridsdale
She is a green thumb, Earth Lover, big-hearted nature freak, plus a savvy media and horticulture expert, who passionately believe that everyone can lead a more nourishing and sustainable life. Her passion for education + communication being the most empowering tool for change is reflected in her setting up her side hustle Hey Hoe Let’s Grow. She also founded Food Is Free Inc., a unique grassroots food security platform specialising in food security education. She fell in love with trees after reading The Magic Faraway Tree as a child.
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Fifteen Trees helps individuals and businesses reduce their carbon footprint through sponsoring Australian community tree planting projects.
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