Was in Tiruvannamalai, India visiting one of our project sites for the tree planting. Amazing work being done to protect & improve the livelihoods of the local communities there. From planting trees to improve the farm land so they can produce more crops to being able to produce honey and then sell the honey for additional income. Each step in the process helps improve the lives of the people in these villages. Here are a few pictures.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Welcome to mycatshoes.com! People have asked about the name of our eco-friendly shoes we call myCATS. The shoes are originally from a region called Catalonia which is a part of Spain. CAT is what is used to abbreviate Catalonia so we like to call our shoes myCATS, or my Catalan shoes.
All of our shoes are hand made in Spain and with all eco-friendly materials. This is why in keeping with the eco-friendly way of doing business, we want to honor each customer purchase with a certificate that for every purchase we will plant 10 trees to help our environment by offsetting carbon emissions and providing livelihood for forest dependent people living in third world countries.
We work with a non-profit called Tress for the Future who has a global network to enable the tree planting where it's most needed.
Thanks for visiting mycatshoes.com and enjoy the shoes!