NOT JUST PLANTING TREES, REBUILDING FORESTS WITH EVERY SALE.
Since day one, The Arbor Collective has donated to groups that protect and restore forests. We call this program “Returning Roots.”
Our donations primarily go to preserving the Koa forests of Hawaii, which allows us to give back to the planet, and to the people and place that gave us surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding. The native Hawaiians invented surfing as early as 1,000 years ago, on boards made from Koa wood. The sports we love today tie directly to this heritage.
The Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative is our principal Returning Roots partner. This group is not just planting trees; they’re thoroughly rebuilding forests from the ground up. As of today, they’ve planted over 300,000 Koa trees, on 800 acres of former forestland, with the full range of native understory plants.
The Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative is helping Arbor to do our part in the protection of forests, while we strike an important balance with our use of sustainably sourced materials.
Arbor’s mission is to create a high level of function, relevance, and style in the most responsible way possible. To that end, we added a line of clothing that fits our vibe and complements our boards. A portion of that apparel takes advantage of fabrications like bamboo and organic cotton, which deliver performance, comfort, and accountability. More visibly, the apparel allows us to highlight our efforts to support the protection and restoration of forests in Hawaii. It’s in the name Arbor.