TreadRight’s project partners and sustainable initiatives around the world rely on the hard work, dedication and passion of the individuals who run these organizations. In many cases, artisans and conservation projects can only carry out their important work with the support of the visitor economy. The downturn in travel this year has been challenging for many, and they are no exception.
This holiday season, we encourage you to consider supporting one of the artisans or organizations who’ve been drastically affected by the lack of tourism. What makes for a truly special, unique and thoughtful gift for your loved ones also goes such a long way in supporting the important causes below.
Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti is a TreadRight project partner in Italy which works to preserve the ancient weaving tradition of the Perugia region, while empowering local women through employment.
Clean & Proud is a 2020 Tread the Pledge Fund recipient. Based in Malawi, the organization collects plastic waste and recycles it into practical and beautiful goods.
Proyecto Titi is a TreadRight project partner in Colombia working to protect the critically endangered cotton-top tamarin.
Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco is a TreadRight project partner in Peru which works to preserve the ancient weaving tradition of the Cusco region, while empowering local women through employment.
Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot School is a TreadRight project partner in Canada which empowers Indigenous elders, artisans, and youth by teaching the traditional Canadian Indigenous art.
Ock Pop Tok Village Weavers is a TreadRight project partner in Loas which supports local artisans and preserves the cultural heritage.
DONATIONS: for the person who has everything
Support local water projects in developing countries with a donation to Walkers4Water, a 2020 Tread the Pledge Fund recipient which provides accessible clean water for communities worldwide.
A donation to the National Kiwi Hatchery, a TreadRight project partner in New Zealand, will support the protection and conservation of the endangered national kiwi bird.
Support the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured elephants with a donation to TreadRight project partner Wildlife SOS in India.
Your donation to Wilderness Foundation Africa, TreadRight project partner, will fund anti-poaching and rhino conservation efforts.
Adopt a turtle through the Sea Turtle Conservancy, a former TreadRight project partner working to protect the endangered species in Central America and the Caribbean.