‘Enjoying nature, leaving nothing but footprints and memories’
Here at Nakie we have a passion for nature and enjoy the beautiful scenery the world has to offer. We love to venture off the beaten path in an endeavor to relax and explore leaving nothing but memories and footprints.
We understand the world is bigger than us and can see the negative impact humans can have on the environment. That is why we are working hard to do our part to contribute to sustainable living and reducing carbon emissions.
Plastic waste across the world
Across the globe we are producing 300 million tons of plastic every year. It is believed half of this is for single use only. You may be thinking where does all of this plastic go? Approximately 9% is recycled, the rest is left in land fill, or worse, our oceans. Scientist believe 8 million tons of plastic enter waterways across the world annually. Slowly the plastic degrades into small pellets which often ends up being ingested by many sea animals.
Recycle, Reclaim, Repurpose
Here at Nakie we want to be part of the solution. We are using recycle bottles to create our nylon hammocks. Each double hammock consists of approximately 37 recycled plastic bottles. This not only gives these bottles a new life but helps remove them from land fill and hopefully decreases the amount of plastic we are seeing in our waterways. Plastic in land fill takes on average 400 years to break down.
Another benefit of recycling plastic is that is significantly reduces the amount of energy and raw materials required to create our hammocks. This essentially results in lowered CO2 emissions and reduces our carbon footprint.
We know we will only touch the surface, but we want to challenge each and every one of you to make a conscious decision when deciding what you buy and how you live. We truly believe it is our responsibility to preserve this world for future generations.
4 Trees Initiative
We are planting 4 trees for every hammock purchased. 2 trees for you and 2 for the future generation.
Why are trees so important?
Trees play a vital role in reducing the carbon emissions in the atmosphere. They are one of the most effective tools in the fight against dangerous greenhouse gases that are contributing to climate change and global warming. They are extremely efficient in long term storage of carbon. They get there energy from sunlight and use the process of photosynthesis to take carbon dioxide from the air and water from the ground. In the process of turning it into wood they release oxygen into the air. They also assist soil in capturing significant amounts of carbon. Large-scale CO2 removal through reforestation will help offset emissions. Trees also provide a habitat for animals, purify water sources, control flooding and erosion and help to replenish the soil with nutrients needed for farming.
Here at Nakie we want future generations to have the same opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the world the way we do. That's why we are planting 4 trees for every product purchased.
Compostable Postage Bags
We have also recently started to purchase compostable postage bags. We are now using 100% compostable bags. On top of being compostable they are also designed to be reused a second time by our shoppers.
Benefits of compostable bags
Compostable bags are far better for the environment than regular plastic bags and even biodegradable bags. While biodegradable items refer to just any material which breaks down and decomposes in the environment, compostable goods are specifically organic matter which breaks down, the end product having many beneficial uses which include fertilizing and improving soil health. Most importantly compostable items don’t leave toxic residue behind because it’s already organic. Unlike compostable, certain biodegradable products can take several years to break down and in some cases even leave toxic waste behind.
Quality products that last
With promoting sustainable living we also firmly believe in using top quality materials and craftsmanship to create products that last. We don’t want our products to be disposable and we want you to love them for life. That’s why we have a lifetime warranty.