Our Pledge


 

WHAT IT MEANS:

We chose to name the program R.O.S.E. after the African Blackwood tree. The high caliber of the tree directly relates to the high level of expectation that we hold for ourselves and the work that we produce. Through our outreach program, we are uplifting several communities in East Africa, while connecting these communities to our clients in the states. We hope that it will inspire more interest and appreciation of the value that East Africa can offer to the rest of the world.

 

WHAT WE DO IN EAST AFRICA:

  • Build relationships with local businesses and artisans
  • Facilitate design workshops across the country
  • Pay above fair wage for any collaboration
  • Share business skills with local small business owners
  • Pay it forward by investing in our collaborator’s businesses so they can grow their operation
  • Educate rural communities about sustainability practices through our tree planting program with Root to Fruit

 

WHY WE PLANT TREES:

  • Improves soil quality
  • Provides healthy food for the community
  • Provides shade and medicine
  • Offsets deforestation
  • Offsets the local carbon footprint
  • Firewood for cooking and heating
  • Timber for construction projects