The British Tote And Travel Bag Brand, Vaughan & Unwin, – Is Donating One Tree For Each Organic Cotton Bag Sold.

The London-born brand, Vaughan & Unwin (which makes 100% organic cotton tote, and travel bags), – has partnered up with the TEMA Foundation in Turkey for their ‘Buy One – Plant One’ promise, – donating a tree for each bag sold.

Vaughan & Unwin has created a Hope Forest in Edirne, Turkey. The connection between the brand and Turkey runs deep, as this is where their GOTS-certified cotton comes from. The ‘Buy One – Plant One’ promise matches the company’s ethos to create gorgeous, sustainable bags, – whilst giving back to nature.

Vaughan & Unwin was launched in London in 2019 by Stephanie Vaughan and Sarah Unwin, – two frequent travellers who met whilst working in the film industry. The collection pays homage to their mutual love for Turkey. Their vision is to create beautiful, yet minimalistic organic cotton bags for travel and everyday life, inspired by Sarah’s upbringing on an organic farm, and Stephanie’s personal connection to Turkey.

“Having met my partner in Turkey, I have spent a lot of time there. His family have introduced me to all of the beautiful materials that the country produces, including some of the finest cotton in the world,” said Stephanie: “Our partnership with TEMA ensures that we give back to the country which allows us to make exceptional bags, – by donating a sapling for each bag sold to create a Hope Forest,” she added.

Vaughan & Unwin creates clean contemporary designs that are sustainably, ethically-made, and feel amazing too. Their GOTS-certification means that the brand protects the environment, as well as the welfare of the workers, and their communities, throughout each stage of production.

The full range includes: Florence Travel bags (either as a Botanical Set or an Islands Set) and Savannah Totes, in four different designs: Bloom, Droplets, Heartbeats, and Sunrise. Each product is sent in a recyclable box, featuring a beautiful print of the brand’s cotton plant design.

“I grew up on an organic farm, so sustainability and high ethical standards have always been important to me,” said Sarah Unwin: “When founding Vaughan & Unwin, it was essential for us that we created 100% organic bags to ensure the land is respected for future generations, and both the workers and their communities are protected,” she added.

The brand has also been featured on EIN News.

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