The Zylina Chronicles: The Importance of Giving Back
It’s so very important that we give back. As with anything in life, it’s not fair to just take and take – and never reciprocate the gesture. For instance, you wouldn’t keep accepting birthday gifts from your mom without buying her something for her birthday, right? Even if it is only a little somethin’ somethin’.
Here at Zylina, we believe in equality and fairness, which also means that we believe in the significance of giving back. That’s why we have strong ethics and aim to look after the environment, alongside producing our luxury eyewear.
Read on to find out how we give back, as well as what you can personally do to help.
The Zylina Effect
At Zylina, we combine fashion and nature to produce eyewear that has been handcrafted from sustainable materials.
Just like no two pieces of wood are the same, no two pairs of Zylina eyeglasses or sunglasses are the same. As well as standing the test of time, our luxury products each serve as their own unique pieces of art.
Our Collaboration with Trees For the Future
For every pair of glasses sold, we are committed to planting 10 trees in partnership with Trees For the Future.
So, who exactly are Trees For the Future?
This organization has been in operation for almost 30 years and, in that time, they have planted over 100 million trees.
Trees For the Future currently have 14 projects underway in five different countries in Sub Saharan Africa. They are seeing some amazing results in this area and plan to expand in the near future.
Making a purchase with Zylina means that you’re helping families gain more than just food. You’re providing them with income, unity, leadership, empowerment, education, and – above all – hope.
What You Can Do to Help
In addition to buying from sustainable and ethical fashion brands such as Zylina, you can help the planet in other ways.
Rule 101: stop buying fast fashion.
Did you know that companies who produce fast fashion often have questionable environmental practices and ethics?
That’s right – all aboard the slow fashion train!
What else can I do, I hear you ask?
You can do the three Rs, as outlined in our investigative blog post into sustainable and ethical fashion:
- Reduce – Buy less stuff. Instead of blowing your paycheque every month on cheap, low-quality fashion, invest in high quality, sustainable pieces.
- Recycle – Drop your old clothing off at a clothing bin at your nearest supermarket, or head to a charity or thrift shop armed with new stock for them to sell. And doesn’t it feel good knowing that your old fashion will be someone else’s exciting, new fashion?
- Reuse – Even if you’re tempted to throw away your old stuff, don’t. In fact, put it to good use elsewhere. Give your pre-loved fashion to someone else to love or sell it on a fashion marketplace, such as eBay, for some extra pocket money.
Just like Zylina is committed to giving back to the earth, you should be too. Whether it’s only by following the three Rs, or investing in a sustainable and ethical fashion brand such as Zylina, we could always be doing that little bit more for the environment and the people in it.
After all, if we’re not going to look after this beautiful planet, then who will?