1% for the Planet: Our Newest Partnership
1% for the Planet: Our Newest Partnership - Pixie Mood Vegan Leather Bags
As part of our FW21 launch, we have proudly joined forces with 1% for the Planet. Partnering with like-minded, environmentally-conscious organizations and charities has always been integral to Pixie Mood. This is a huge milestone that we couldn't wait to share with our community in more detail.
In case you are unfamiliar with 1% for the Planet, read on for our FAQ to learn why this is such an important partnership for us moving forward.
What is 1% for the Planet?
1% for the Planet is a global network of businesses and nonprofits that contribute 1% of their annual sales to support environmental causes. It has 5,840 members and 4,535 nonprofit partners across 91 countries, with over $295,286,062 certified donations to date so far.
Founded to also prevent greenwashing, provide accountability and certify reputable giving, we are honoured to receive the 1% for the Planet certification after meeting these specific commitment standards. Check out their About Us page for more information.
Why is this so important?
This is a partnership that just made sense to us. Especially as our brand is so deeply rooted in sustainability and giving back to our communities. Additionally, with sustainability in fashion becoming more important than ever, we found that as our eco-conscious efforts grew so did our connection to those with a similar awareness and mindset.
With the help of 1% for the Planet, we are so excited to take on some of the world's most pressing environmental issues alongside such impressive foundations and individuals.
What specific organizations will you be partnering with?
This is something that we'd actually love our community to help us with! We want to be as transparent as possible with our contributions and would greatly appreciate our community being part of the process of choosing our charitable nonprofits with us.
Follow us on Instagram (@pixiemood) where we will be hosting polls and more information on the exact organizations we plan on partnering with soon.
What other ways is Pixie Mood being sustainable?
From the start, Pixie Mood has always been vegan and cruelty-free. We have refused to harm any animals during the creation of our products. Sourcing recycled materials, lining our bags with fabric from recycled bottles and choosing biodegradable packaging are all conscious decisions we've made to be more sustainable as a company.
Furthermore, by partnering with Terrapass, we have been able to offer climate positive shipping on all Pixie Mood orders. Our partnership with One Tree Planted and our Blake Jewelry Case is another way we give back, by planting one tree in British Columbia for each Blake that is purchased.
Our goal has always been to openly show the steps we’re taking towards greater sustainability. Learn more about our brand history, timeline and commitment to sustainability here. Blog posts on how to make your wardrobe more sustainable and how to buy sustainably on a budget are also available.
Let us know if you have any other questions about 1% for the Planet or about our sustainability initiatives below in the comments! We would also love to know which charitable organizations you're interested in or that you'd like to see us collaborate with in the future.
Written by: Katie Ferreira
Katie Ferreira is the Social Media Specialist at Pixie Mood. Overseeing much of the team's communication and writing needs, she also manages and edits the blog. Outside of work, she loves reading, yoga and visiting the cottage in her downtime.