According to WWF, Australia is the only developed country listed as a global deforestation hotspot, with an estimated 400,000 to 500,000 hectares of land cleared annually. As many as 750 million native animals will die in Australia in ten years because of excessive tree clearing.
With this in mind, Akili Australia, a small local business based in Brisbane, started a partnership with WWF to help regenerate Australian forests. For every order received through their website, www.akili.com.au, they will adopt a tree on behalf of their customers.
Once the seedling is planted, Akili’s customers will receive its GPS coordinates to know precisely where their tree is in the country.
“Australian consumers are worried about the environment, and they actively want to be part of the solution. As a small business focused on sustainable, ethical alternatives to everyday products, Akili Australia believes we are in a position to provide our customers with tangible opportunities to have a positive, visible impact on the Australian environment,”
said Akili Co-founder, Vlad da Cunha.
Akili offers sustainable shoes, bags, jewellery, homeware, and accessories handmade with natural or recycled materials by women-led artisan enterprises in Brazil, Ecuador, and Tanzania.
Akili offers everyday products with positive social impact and low cost to the environment. Its goal is to connect Australian conscious consumers with women-led artisan enterprises shaping a better future with sustainable products worldwide.