Profits go to WWF for the Black Rhino Range Expansion Project (BRREP)
I Am Green has partnered with WWF and Bacchus Bazaar Wine & Marketing Co. to launch this beautiful flat pack Rhino Stand. This product is locally manufactured by I Am Green using FSC certified Birch Wood meaning that the material has been accredited through responsible forestry.
Our hope? Besides trying to meet our monthly targets to pay our overheads and retain all staff we have been aware that events and corporate functions is not the only industry in dire survival mode. Our Tourism industry announced near 300 000 jobs lost by February 2021. Our Wine trade have too brought upon scary statistics, running at a 7.5 billion rand loss with over 21 000 jobs lost announced October 2020. These statistics continue to rise unfortunately.
Each bit counts. Whilst NPO's like WWF and Wine Traders like Bacchus Bazaar Wine & Marketing Co. rely on tourism we need to start doing all we can to keep their initiatives alive as they directly impact our economy in South Africa and the conservation in Africa.
With each Rhino Stand purchased I Am Green is one step closer to meeting monthly overheads to keep doors open, each purchase will be accompanied by a free bottle of Wine valued at R100 supporting Bacchus Bazaar Wine & Marketing Co. whilst WWF receive a portion of the profits which will go to their Black Rhino Range Expansion Project (BRREP). A choice between 4 red wines and 2 white wines that has been especially selected and custom labeled for this project.
We call it WHINO
"Adapt and Adopt, two words that kept us focused when trying to keep our doors open"
Reusable Face Masks is a division of I Am Green which was founded in 2009. Our focus at I Am Green has always been manufacturing locally made sustainable gifts from biodegradable, recycled and environmentally friendly materials for events and corporate functions.
Early 2020, when COVID-19 became a reality in South Africa, our industry was immediately effected as gatherings, events and functions were no longer permitted.
Three weeks into our initial lockdown we converted our CMT department that makes our Conference Bags into a CMT department that focuses on the manufacture of Face Mask, we expanded our range by adding on a Mask Laundry Bag and ensured our Masks go for testing and certification as we believe its easy to make a mask but hard to find something comfortable and effective.
As our Promotional Product industry starts reviving slowly we are using Reusable Face Masks as a platform to launch new products made at I Am Green to Retail in the hope that I Am Green remains fruitful to all those reliant upon it. We have started to strategically align ourselves with more local businesses trying to revive themselves within the South African economy.