Our partnerships and contributions to non-profit environmental and social organisations will be listed on this page so you can see some of the many ways we are working towards positively impacting the world and communities within it.
When you purchase Koziko London clothing you are directly contributing to protecting and restoring the planet through your love for fashion - A portion of each sale is contributed towards both of these organisations, although we do not plant trees. Our contributions towards the Mangrove Action Project funds other activities such as their campaigning to stop roads, ports being built in important Mangrove Forests in Vietnam and providing knowledge to ingenious communities that are hardest hit by climate change through teaching them the science behind Mangrove trees and why they are so important which is then passed down to the children within schools.
Mangrove Action Project (MAP) is a US-based non-profit which collaborates with individuals and organizations to preserve, conserve, and restore the world’s mangrove forests.
In 1992 when having witnessed first hand the rapid devastation of the world’s mangrove forests and their associated coastal ecosystems, the founders of the Mangrove Action Project (MAP) established the basis of a global network to address the problems of mangrove deforestation. Since then, MAP has grown steadily during the last 28 years to become a respected member of the global environmental movement.
MAP works with a variety of mangrove stakeholders, including coastal communities, NGOs, scientists, and governments to improve mangrove practices globally. This work is done in over 60 nations.
They work through education, action and advocacy to ensure that mangrove forests are healthy for current generations—as well as for those to come.
As a response to the repeated failures of many mangrove planting projects after the Asian tsunami of 2004, MAP has evolved from a networking and advocacy-focused organization into one still involved in advocacy, but centred on training best-practice mangrove restoration techniques, and schools’ education programs.
The Thai office continues to support demonstration plots in 11 villages along the Andaman Coast, showcasing the ‘community-based ecological mangrove restoration’ (CBEMR) methodology as well as the development of non-destructive livelihoods such as bee-keeping and honey production.
You may find their website here if you wish to find out more, or donate to the cause.