TreeWear's aim is to create products that are good for people as well as the Planet. For trees that are being cut down, we try to create environmental awareness, plant brand new trees & make innovative eco-friendly products to help you make the shift to a greener, more natural lifestyle with ease.
We have at the core of our company instilled certain ethical values that we stick by, no matter what. When you buy from us, you can rest assured that the product you buy is made with natural materials, has been responsibly made with the utmost care to ensure zero-waste material is produced. We also ensure that proceeds from your product will contribute towards a new tree at one of our afforestation/reforestation projects within India. It is our belief that trees are an important symbol of Nature and can benefit the environment in many ways.
FORESTS FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE
FORESTS FILTER WATER FOR MILLIONS
FORESTS CLEAN UP OUR PLANET
GIVE A HELPING HAND
Our planting projects around India help to stimulate the local rural economies in the areas we work in through community involvement. These afforestation projects also help improve the local biodiversity, as well as aiding various soil and water conservation efforts. In fact, for your purchases, you can even track your tree and know more about the projects you are assisting in supporting.
Our Planting Projects
Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
- FLORA & FAUNA
Trees for Rural Communities
Villages of Borawali Madri, Dhol, Kamol,Tegra, Karech, Thadi Beri and Dhimdi, in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
The tree species which are planted here include bamboo, jambul, karanj, khair, siris, imli and mahua. The bird and animal species include golden oriole, grey pigeon, bulbul, aravali red spurfowl, grey junglefowl, leopard, hare and jungle cat.
This project positively impacts the lives of 3500 villagers (almost 650 households). Nearly every household in each village participated in the planting or seeding activity. Members of the community institutions entrusted with the monitoring and supervising of operations played an effective role in ensuring good quality of work. Tribal communities form most of the population and their active involvement has not only helped prevent conflicts, but also contributed to the success of efforts in the regeneration of degraded forest areas, soil and water conservation/recharge, improving farm productivity and exploring other avenues of sustainable livelihood patterns.
SUNDARBANS, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
- FLORA & FAUNA
Trees for Forests and Wildlife
Periphery of Sundarbans National Park, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India
The tree species planted here include jat bain, payara bain, kalo bain, kankra, garjan, pasur and math garan. The animals species found here include the tiger, wild boar, jungle cat, rhesus macaque, otter, pangolin and fox. The crocodile, python Gangetic dolphin and marine turtles are also found here.There are over 100 bird species found here including the small minivet, black-hooded oriole, mangrove whistler, and northern eagle owl.
This project involves planting 100,000 mangroves in the periphery of Sundarbans National Park in West Bengal. Sundarbans is the largest deltaic mangrove forest in the world with an area of 10,200 sq km area. The Sundarbans is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is located at the mouth of the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers between India and Bangladesh. Its forest and waterways support a wide range of fauna including a number of species threatened with extinction.Sundarbans is home to many poor communities who are largely migrant and landless. Apart from external threats such as cyclones, floods and sea level rise,the premature and ill-planned establishment of settlements, rapid population growth along with habitat destruction are creating more demand on the natural resources (fisheries, water, forests, agricultural soil and land) which are already under stress.The planting of mangroves around villages in the Periphery of the National Park will create jobs in the nursery and planting activities, directly support rural livelihoods, improve fisheries catch, provide flowers, fruit, fodder and fuel to rural communities and living creatures, and benefit wildlife including the endangered Tiger.
NOTHING GOES TO WASTE
We take steps to ensure that we waste as little as possible and are constantly trying to find new ways to avoid using plastic when packaging our products. The discharge from our manufacturing processes is used to safely water plants and the packaging of our raw materials are responsibly recycled.
Another one of our primary concerns is to work towards creative solutions, which are better for the planet. An example of this is our packaging made from post-consumer recycled plastic water bottles, which are otherwise destined for the landfill. The great thing is that these can be reused again in a variety of interesting ways. We also use paperboard for our deodorant tubes which are almost completely compostable.
SUSTAINABILITY AT EVERY LEVEL
As a proponent of the ethical consumerism movement, we think that each one of us has the power, through our choices, to buy a product that feels good & does good, too. We have tried to ensure the smallest carbon footprint in making our products, using only natural materials & processes that minimize energy use & wastage. We have carefully controlled manufacturing processes which employ fair business practices to ensure our products remain 100% guilt-free. And last but not least, each product contributes towards trees being planted at one of our reforestation projects, making them some of the greenest lifestyle products around.
Incorporating a social element into our work ethic is something we are determined about. We have in the past worked with NGO’s such as “Grow Trees” to help plant the trees, and “ADAPT” to aid in creating products made from recycled & upcycled materials. Our aim is to work with and support local movements that are having a positive impact on our environment.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
WHO WE ARE
Two brothers with an immense appreciation for nature. Deeply saddened by the current state of our disconnect with the environment and always amazed by the sheer number of ways that nature has provided for us, we wondered "isn't there some way we can give back?"
Thus, TreeWear was born, and with it, the idea that we can educate and inspire others to make simple changes in their lifestyle to improve the world around us. With TreeWear, we aim to bring back the balance that we see throughout nature by creating 'ecological' products, spreading awareness about environmental concerns and reaffirming that each one of our actions DO MATTER & TRULY CAN make a difference.
Mishal Pardiwala, Co-founder
Always in awe of nature, Mish is a creative person whose passion is to live in harmony with our natural surroundings. A designer by profession, he believes the toughest challenges can be overcome through good design. Apart from the time he spends designing, he travels around the country, likes to farm and spends time drawing.
MiKaIl Pardiwala, Co-founder
A rare combination of critical thinking and creativity, Miki has transformed a simple idea into a 'mean green machine'. With 7 years of business under his belt, he is a driving force for TreeWear to be as frugal as possible. If you have met him, he would probably talk about the mysteries of the mind, saving the planet or how to go green.