Green Friday – Turning Black Friday Green

We are an independent, family-run business, who strive to tread more lightly on Earth and encourage everyone else to do the same. In the chaos of Black Friday we wanted to remind everyone that you can choose shop more sustainably, and learn how we at Tentsile invest in worthwhile causes as we choose give/put back.

We encourage you all to get outside as much as you can and experience the joy of nature, as well as spending quality time with friends and family. And of course, investing in a tree tent or giant hammock allows you to do just that – have fun, relax and enjoy your natural surroundings. Check out our Green Friday Deals for up to 35% off your new Tentsile! 

If you haven’t already, join the Tentsile Community over on Facebook where you can share your camping experiences as well as exchange the infinite number of tips and tricks that will make your adventures eve more fun.

Below, you'll find out more about Tentsile's green initiatives and how buying a Tentsile products helps support sustainable initiatives around the world…

20 Tree Planted

In case you didn’t already know, we plant 20 trees for every tree tent or hammock sold with our tree planting partners Veritree, Eden Reforestation Project and WeForest.

Last month we reached a huge milestone of 1,000,000 trees planted, in locations which include Madagascar, India, Zambia and North America. These projects not only help to restore habitats and eco-systems, but also help to regenerate communities and local economies.

You can learn more about Eden Project and what they do by watching our interview with Tentsile Founder, Alex Shirley-Smith and Eden Projects, Daniel Hartz, and also our interview with WeForest's very own Jessica Charmers, to see what great work they do!

Tentsile was born out of a love of trees and an aim to educate about the dangers of global deforestation, so that more people might play an active role in saving them. After all, ‘if we’re all hanging out in trees, they can't chop them down’!

1% for the Planet Member

We are a member of 1% for the Planet, a charity which invests in sustainability initiatives across the world. As a member, we donate 1% of our revenue to this charitable organisation which means, that every time you make a purchase from Tentsile, we invest at least 1% of the sale price into projects working hard to make the planet a more sustainable place.

Find out more about 1% for the Planet and the other initiatives Tentsile plays a role in.

EOCA Member

The EOCA (European Outdoor Conservation Association) is another charitable organisation we support. Their work supports conservation projects around the world, helping to protect wildlife, oceans and land.

Our membership fee helps to fund these projects. You also get to vote on which projects you think deserve to be funded. If you follow us on Instagram, we let you know about new projects and how you can vote, as well as how you can support them, twice a year. Click here to learn more about this.

You can out more about the EOCA’s past and current projects here.

Sea NOT Air

While not a charity or donation, we also minimise our logistical impact by only freighting by sea to our warehouses. Never using Air freight. While air freighting is much faster, it is much worse for the environment due to the pound for pound emissions.

Sea freight has a smaller carbon footprint than air freight and studies have shown that using air freight produces 31 times more emissions than sea freight. While both options have an environmental impact, we try to minimise our footprint wherever we can.

If you want to help offset some of your spending this Black Friday, then you can plant trees with us. All tree planting monies go directly to reforestation projects. We will not keep a penny!



Jessica Reading