Sacred Trees - Limited Edition - Autumn/Winter 2023
Journey to the heart of Africa and immerse yourself in the history of its sacred baobab trees.These giant trees, as majestic as they are imposing, are linked to mankind and African history.In Africa, it is said that man cannot survive without them. They are the only tree whose trunk can be dug out and filled with water without dying or rotting. As well as being the receptacle of a precious beverage, it houses the souls of ancestors within its roots. It flowers every spring, producing a fruit whose pulp is six times richer in vitamin C than any other fruit. Its seeds are also harvested and pressed to obtain highly nutritive oil.The story of our collaboration:The Sacred Trees collection of scented candles comes in 3 glass colors enhanced with an effigy of the baobab by our artisans. 5% of this collection’s sales will be donated to theCœur Vert foundation. This money will allow us to participate in the reforestation program locatedin the North of the Ivory Coast, starting with the Worodougou region.This reforestation program will begin in the summer of 2023, and our funding will initially allow the planting of 10,000 baobab trees and the creation of a vegetable garden near the villageof Kani, allowing for the emancipation of women in rural communities and the improvement of their social status. We will name this garden «The Baobab Collection Garden».The Cœur Vert foundation is dedicated to the protection of the environment and focuseson reforestation in an action called the Great Green Wall of Africa. This organization is accredited by the UN, recognized and supported by the Ivorian government.Our collaboration is part of the 16thedition of the International Reforestation Camp organized by the Cœur Vert foundation from August 12 to 20, 2023. 250 young people from all overthe world will meet in Abidjan for the opening ceremony on August 11 before joining the reforestation area 500 km from the capital. This operation aims to plant 250,000 trees across 400 hectares.