Choosing suppliers who make a difference
When sourcing products, we aim to choose suppliers and brands that have strong ethical and sustainable values. Selecting who we work with in this way enables us to choose brands that give back to the community, the environment and developing countries that have helped nourish our business.
Here are some of the incredible causes that indirectly receive support through the purchase of products we sell at Wildwood.
Please note, Wildwood Cornwall is not a partner of these organisations; the money is sent to them from the wholesaler or brand direct, not from us. Please see individual product descriptions for more information on which products support these causes;
Child Rescue Nepal-
We rescue children from traffickers– “We work with local police to raid the factories and restaurants where children are held captive. We take the children to one of our safe houses, where they receive medical attention and counselling. We provide food, clothing, access to education and a safe home until have traced their families and can safely reunite them”. Learn more at www.childrescuenepal.org.
Since 1999, The Hope Foundation has provided protection, healthcare, education and vocational training to over 2.8 million lives through programmes in Kolkata. Reaching over 66,000 children through their Holistic Education programme; 1.9 million through their Healthcare programme and over 110,000 treated in their HOPE Hospital. Find out more, or make a donation here https://www.thehopefoundation.org.uk/
The Wave Project-
The surf therapy charity– “we use surfing as a therapy to improve their emotional and physical wellbeing. We also run beach school projects to help children feel more engaged in education. Working with partner organisations and our amazing volunteers, we are changing lives through surfing”. Learn more at www.waveproject.co.uk.
Have you #gotthebottle?- “Refill, an award-winning campaign designed to help you reduce your plastic pollution, by making it easy to refill your reusable water bottle instead of buying a plastic one.”
ReFill aim to have a refill station on every high street in the UK!
1% for the Planet-
Building a better future together- “1% for the Planet is a global movement, inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual memberships and everyday actions. Learn more at https://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org/“.
Giving children the chance to learn, laugh and play – “GoodWeave works to end child labor in global supply chains, from the producer’s hands to the consumer’s. The nonprofit organization was founded by Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi in 1994 and is today the leading global institution with a mission to end child labor in global supply chains. GoodWeave brings visibility to global supply chains, respects the rights of informal and marginalized workers, provides assurance that certified products are free of child labor, and restores childhood to vulnerable children so they can laugh, learn, and play”. To learn more, visit www.GoodWeave.org.
Eden Reforestation Projects-
Plant trees: Save lives- “Eden Reforestation Projects is a non-profit whose mission is to provide fair wage employment to impoverished villagers as agents of global forest restoration. We hire the poorest of the poor to grow, plant, and guard to maturity native species forest on a massive scale. Our “employ to plant methodology” results in a multiplication of positive socio-economic and environment measures” Learn more at www.edenprojects.org.
We plant a tree a day with TreeSisters
Wildwood Cornwall have pledged to ‘plant a tree a day’ through a partner programme provided by TreeSisters. TreeSisters are a unique organisation that tackles both the environmental and socio-economic impacts of deforestation. This cause is important to us, not only because it restores our forests and protects our earth, but it supports communities and improves livelihoods- particularly women- through empowerment and participation in nature. Through monthly donations, Wildwood Cornwall gives money directly to TreeSisters to equate to 365 trees planted a year.
TreeSisters’ work helps protect endangered species and forests throughout the world including Brazil, Nepal, India, Kenya and Cameroon, where the critically endangered Gorillas reside.
“TreeSisters challenges everyone to do as much radical good as they can for the planet. Our generous global network of treesisters are transforming both lives and landscapes in extraordinary ways. TreeSisters offers unique global programs that focus on encouraging women’s leadership, nature-connection, and significant behaviour change. TreeSisters is funding the restoration of environments, biodiversity and communities within eight major ecosystems around the world, through a diverse portfolio of vetted, trusted reforestation projects. Join us in making ecological restoration the new norm – www.treesisters.org.”- TreeSisters
Our Local community
We are incredibly lucky and proud to be part of a pro-active and supportive community here in Bude. Environmental movements such as the #2minutebeachclean and the first UK reFill initiative began here, plus many other community-based projects.
Our community does so much to support others and protect our home, that we believe it is even more important to give back to our local community. When locals support any small business, money goes back into the community. We think its important to give extra back to our local community too, through donations to local charities, fundraising events, local schools and organisations.
We stock locally made products as well as international and always support local businesses. We believe in sharing good news and supporting the efforts that the community makes to help others.