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About Us & FAQ

HOW DID YOU CAME UP WITH THIS?

In 2019, our founder Jussi Makela was working with enamel pins to manufacture for one company. TV was on and the climate change was on the news again. From the news the message was pretty clear, we are the first generation to encounter this crisis and the last that can do something about it. So, he Googled the solutions and came across the news article how planting trees is the single most effective way to fight the climate change. Then came the question where? Every article stated that Africa is the place to plant, if you wanna help our planet the most. So we started a company, teamed up with organisations that had years and years experience in those regions, made our first products and started to plant!

WHERE DOES THE NAME PLANZIBAR COME FROM?

As we plant most of our trees in Africa, we combined these two words: 

1. To Plant(Pretty obvious?:)

2. Zanzibar(City in Tanzania, Africa a fusion of African, Asian and European influences meeting here)

IS PLANZIBAR A COMPANY?

We are a small company from Northern Europe, Finland.

WHO PLANTS THE TREES?

We have a partnered with an non-profit organisation Eden Reforestation Projects, whom we know and trust. They have been planting trees for many decades now and have great relationships to the villagers, where they arrange full-time jobs to local people to plant trees.

CAN I BE 100% SURE A TREE IS PLANTED?

We have a signed contract with our partners, which is 100% obligatory for both parties.

For each product sold we must donate for 1 tree. The process of donating is fully automated and there is no way that the donation wouldn’t be made. We also have a certificate for donating to the organisation.

For each donation our partners must plant 1 tree on their behalf. They provide us with and update where, who and when has planted those trees.