At Saffron + Poe, we're deeply committed to honoring the natural world and giving back to organizations that are making waves to protect the planet and support communities across the globe.
As part of the 1% for the Planet program, we donate 1% of our gross sales to thoughtfully vetted organizations that are the heart and hard work behind endangered species conservation, youth empowerment and education, poverty relief, and so much more.
This year, we asked our team members to assist us in the donation selection process and choose an organization within the 1% for the Planet program that was close to their hearts, and why.
"Like so many of us, I am forever in awe of the ocean and all of its wonder. Whether it's a dolphin spotting, or sunset stroll along the water - the ocean provides us with so much peace and joy, and to think that human practices have greatly interfered with previously thriving oceanic ecosystems is devastating. Making a donation to an organization like this one that protects and promotes oceanic health and diversity feels impactful, important and imperative to the future of the planet."
City Surf Project
"I believe the ocean should be available to everybody, so I love that City Surf allows kids the opportunity to be exposed to such an amazing part of our planet in hopes that through love and appreciation of the ocean, they'll want to do everything they can to help protect it!"
Kids for the Bay
"I selected Kids for the Bay because I feel that children learning to love our environment, especially children from the city, is the best hope for our planet, and also I know that being around the ocean gives one a sense of purpose and instills connection to something bigger - a connection to everything."
International Fund for Animal Welfare
"I chose International Fund for Animal Welfare because for as long as I can remember, I've always been an advocate for animals. You can easily say that it's someone else's responsibility, but I believe that we all have a part to play in to keep the earth going and growing. We should all make the most out of our time here on earth, and that means prioritizing the well-being of those we share it with too!"
Bye-Bye Plastic Bags
"We started our business in Bali and feel passionately about giving back to this community as part of our 1% for the Planet donations. During our travels there, we couldn’t help but notice the large amounts of plastic waste that littered the streets - in large part due to the tourism industry. We felt particularly drawn to supporting Bye Bye Plastic Bags because of this, and reducing single-use products is very much in line with our mission as a brand to create quality, long-lasting and sustainable products."
- Fiona + Johanna
In addition to these organizations, we were so proud to be able to donate to a few more that spoke to us:
World Wildlife Fund
East Bali Poverty Project
Our Climate Education Fund
Giving back when, where, and however we can is an integral part of Saffron + Poe - and having our team involved in this part of our business was a beautiful reminder that when we work together, we can truly make an impact.