OUR IMPACT MODEL
For every A_C product sold, we plant one Mangrove in partnership with Sea Trees.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We are beyond fortunate to live on this beautiful part of this planet and intend to keep it this way.
At A_C, we recognise that everything we produce has an impact on the planet. We believe the fashion industry can regenerate our natural environment instead of depleting it if we measure our impact and invest in proven methods to counteract it. The ocean has the power to reverse climate change so in order to offset our current emissions and actively contribute to the reduction of carbon in the atmosphere, we are proud to have partnered with Sea Trees.
Our donations support Sea Trees to plant Mangroves forests which are estimated to sequester 5-10 times more CO2 out of the atmosphere per hectare than tropical rainforests. They are also 1000x more cost-efficient at protecting coastlines than seawalls. Much of that carbon is stored in the soil and sediment that make up a mangrove ecosystem. SeaTrees work with local planting partner Eden Projects to plant mangroves in West Papua, Indonesia, and protect one of the largest tracts of mangrove forest in the Gulf of Thailand with Wildlife Alliance.
In July 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a Code Red Alert on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. The report makes it clear that Climate Change is happening, occurring faster, and posing greater risk to businesses and livelihoods globally than previously estimated. By implementing this Offsetting Program, we are able to reduce our Carbon Footprint while regenerating our other great love, the Ocean.
"It is too late to avoid causing damage to the earth,
we must actively reverse it."
- A_C founder Tessa Carroll
Because we intend to cause no harm.
We apply this word to the treatment of the planet, people and the animals. Through out the life and production of our wares, there is to be no suffering in any capacity.
Because this isn't a movement exclusive to us. It requires a major shift in human behaviour in the way we produce and the way we consume.