Who We Are

Palms In The Wild has been set up with the idea of producing eco-friendly inspiring mats that present beautiful landscapes to accompany you in your practise. The founder is an avid travel photographer so each mat has original photography from her collection of work. 

A key focus for us is to be as sustainable as possible, and with that in mind we plant a tree for every mat sold, a palm tree in fact!

Below you'll find details of our partnership with One Tree Planted.

 

Our supplier is an all female super eco-conscious team with sustainability at the core to compliment our values in every way. 

 

It is important that our packaging is also eco, using recyclable or starch based materials, even our stickers are biodegradable!  

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Partnered with One Tree Planted

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We are supporting this amazing organisation, including planting Arenga pinnata (a type of palm) in the buffer zones of Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia. 

Funds from OneTreePlanted will support the activity of planting trees in four Gapoktan (farmer group associations), involving over 1,000 farmers in the two Forest Management Units (FMUs) of Kota Agung Utara and Batu Tegi located in the buffer zones of Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (BBSNP).

Tree planting in this region is critical as there are approximately 40,000 families whose livelihoods depend on the forests in the two FMUs Kota Agung Utara and Batu Tegi. The global demand for coffee is rising yearly, driven by increasing consumption in developing countries and shifting preferences in established consumer markets. This leads coffee growers to look for opportunities to increase yield, making deforestation in the buffer zone areas and forest encroachments within the national park more likely and forests are converted into coffee farms. Years of misguided and poor agricultural practices have exacerbated deforestation, damaged soil, contaminated water bodies and eroded catchment areas. The direct result of high erosion is low productivity of agricultural land. This causes low incomes for farmers who cannot earn decent living wages, leading to further forest encroachment as a desperate act to expand cultivation. This project will work to stop and further prevent the encroachment of national park and deforestation as well as sustain livelihoods of the people who depend on the forest.

The Rainforest Alliance’s previous work in this region over the past year has established a foundation and allowed the field team to better understand the local context including economic, social, and political dynamics. The established relationships with local farmer communities, Forest Management Units and other authorities, will greatly contribute to the success of tree planting in this region.

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