Crossgar Wooden Frame Maker Plants Trees For The Planet

Playtime is grow time at Sawdust and Rainbows in Crossgar.


Playtime is grow time at Sawdust and Rainbows in Crossgar.

A County Down indoor wooden climbing frame maker Sawdust and Rainbows has announced partnership with Just One Tree.

The Crossgar-based business Sawdust will now plant a tree for every sale of their most popular toddler products, including the Pikler inspired Wee’Un triangle, slide and Finn the giant hump to name a few. The first month of this new partnership sees 332 trees planted.

Just One Tree funds reforestation organisations around the globe, focussing on areas severely affected by mass deforestation. Every £1 contribution to Just One Tree enables the charity to plant a tree. Sawdust and Rainbows first contribution will absorb 4 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year from the atmosphere.

Crossgar business Sawdust and Rainbows provides a range in play equipment for young children.

Partnering with Just One Tree is part of a wider ethical and sustainability strategy across the business.

Managing Director, Rosie Hughes said: “We are so excited to be able to continue our focus on doing right by our people and the planet and our aim is to plant 5,000 trees in the next twelve months.

“A few months back we confirmed our commitment to paying a decent wage by joining the Living Wage Foundation and made it a requirement that our stockists do the same.

Rosie Hughes with young Reuben enjoy himself on a climbing frame.

“Over a year ago we went flat pack across all our frames and accessories and are continuously adjusting throughout the production process to reduce our carbon footprint and eliminate waste.

“We only use FSC and PEFC wood and any off cuts we do have are now being used by a local community art group.

“Also, we only use recycled paper packaging and use carbon neutral delivery where possible. We hope that each little step can help make a difference to the next generation”.

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