THE ARTIST BEHIND POSH TIDE
I was raised in New York City. Concrete and pigeons were my natural habitat. At one point my family dragged me out for 5AM bird watching in Central Park. The experience opened my eyes to the many beautiful creatures which are our neighbors.
As a youth I took a formative trip to the tropics. I was completely awed by what I saw snorkeling. Since then I’ve been fascinated by the oceans. I sketch them, study them, dream about them, follow scientists on social media, look at remote operated submarine feeds on-line and see what divers are taking pictures of. There is so much to discover!
Life on this planet is remarkable. My curiosity for the natural world has inspired me to found Posh Tide. Posh Tide is “slow fashion”. Our items are handmade to order. We only start making your item(s) once you have placed your order. We hold no stock, nor do we produce products beyond need. This means that nothing needs to be burned or discarded. The art on our products honor the creatures on our planet.
I began to notice that so many creatures are disappearing. It made me sad. I wanted to save the world. I can’t do it alone.
So, we are starting to work with a company called Sprout - TheGoodAPI, to plant mangrove trees through the Eden Reforestation Projects in Madagascar! Woot!!! They enable a tree or two to be planted and grown with every purchase.
The Reforestation efforts help:
- revive natural habitats
- improve coral reef health
- support local livelihoods
- aid in the fight against climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
Trees are the most cost-effective and efficient carbon removal technology that we have. Our forests today remove 1/3rd of all fossil fuel emissions, but we are losing our forests to wildfires and human-driven deforestation. So let us reforest!
We also signed up to be a member of 1% for the Planet, an organization whose mission is to accelerate smart environmental giving.
It is really really important to invest in organizations that are helping rather than harming our world. In all honesty, it is overwhelming. But it is worth it!