Recently, I received a package in the mail from a friend (yes, more snail mail). It was from TreeShirt. I had heard about them before but not until now did I realize how little credit they’re getting for such a great idea. As said on their website (www.treeshirt.me),
“Treeshirt is for everyone with an eye for cool designs and a passion for making this world a better place to live in.
With a growing selection of original designs created by a group of talented artists, Treeshirts are a lot more than awesome T-shirts (although the awesomeness factor is a big part of what we do); TreeShirt is all about tees with ideas.
Whether it’s about making the world a greener place, a more peaceful place or simply sharing your take on life, love and everything in between, TreeShirts are the tees for you!
For its mission, TreeShirt is helping in the reforestation of Lebanon that’s why every time you buy a TreeShirt product, a share of its revenue will be donated to the AFDC (Association for Forest Development and Conservation), and they will use it to reforest areas all around Lebanon. You’ll also receive with your TreeShirt a special edition package so you can make your life a bit greener too.
At TreeShirt, we’re all about changing the world one idea at a time. By buying our awesome tees, not only will you look great but you’ll also making a difference in our community and the world.
Treeshirt. Look great. Live green “
First of all, this is a great initiative. Not only do designers/artists get to participate in the graphics on the shirts but it also helps the environment and donates some of the proceeds. $1158.25 has already been donated. Second of all, it’s a neat gift.
However, the point of my post is the packaging. Within a brown bag, the shirt came rolled up in a plastic pot with a circular tag attached by a safety pin. The tag itself says:
PLANT this tag and watch it GROW
This sheet includes a hearty and diverse mix of annual and perennial wildflower seeds
The tag also has planting instructions on it. So basically, you get a shirt and the perfect incentive to plant a little something to place on your windowsill. My shirt also came with a personalized letter from my friend who sent it – typed up on the TreeShirt letterhead. All in all, it’s awesomesauce: a nice original package with a great message too.