Terra Thread is making the difference we want to see.


Taking Responsibility for Our Actions

We know that the products we make have unavoidable climate impacts. Supporting carbon offset projects and offering carbon neutral products supports our committment to providing you with the best backpacks and bags for people and the planet!

Let's Talk About Climate Change

Today, greenhouse gas emissions are one of the largest contributors to climate change and global warming. Human activities like burning fossil fuels and clear-cutting forests, leads to rising levels of greenhouse gases, quicker than the planet can naturally regulate them. This results in the impacts that we collectively call climate change. We need to take responsibility for our carbon emissions which is why carbon offsets projects are important.

Offsetting Make a Difference

You might be wondering why carbon offsets? Well, they’re an effective tool in the fight against climate change. Between 1950 and 2008, carbon dioxide levels doubled. Carbon offsets support projects around the world that ensure those levels don’t continue to rise. Our day-to-day habits and the products we use all emit greenhouse gases, but we can opt for carbon neutral products to help support projects that reduce the impact of those emissions by reducing or sequestering carbon.

Projects We Support

Developers partner with communities to ensure that they have the resources to get these projects off the ground. Selling carbon offset credits through initiatives like Green Story’s carbon offset tool, provides crucial funding for these projects to continue to thrive. 

Renewable EnergyReforestation & Afforestation

Reforestation & Afforestation Project

These projects conserves and plant tree, naturally sequestering carbon from the atmosphere.

About the project:
Taking degraded land owned by small scale farmers and supporting soil restoration by replanting degraded land with trees to increase forest cover, resulting in carbon sequestration.

At a glance:
The project currently supports 12,002 farmers covering 14,969 hectares of land across three different states in India. In addition to increasing forest coverage, the project is a source of livelihood and income in local communities.

Social benefits of the Project:
These projects support local communities by creating green, sustainable jobs! All revenues generated by these projects are shared with the participating communities, providing additional income while promoting sustainability.

Environmental benefits of the Project:
Increases forest cover which is a key method of sequestering carbon, reduces topsoil degradation from wind and water erosion and conserves biodiversity by promoting soil health.

How it works:
Farmers and communities that own small plots of degraded land are given financial support and technical guidance to begin replanting on their land. Community members are hired to help with the task of replanting and maintaining the degraded lands. Once replanted and matured, carbon will be sequestered promoting biodiversity- playing a role in supporting soil health.

Land that would have laid bare is now a source of livelihood, and any carbon revenue generated goes back to the participating farmers thus stimulating the local economy. 

Terra Thread Organic Backpack is investing in reforestation and afforestation project

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Terra Thread Sustainable Backpack is investing in renewable energy project

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Renewable Energy Project

Projects convert energy sources away from fossil fuels, reducing emissions and creating clean power grids for the future.

About the project:
Terra Thread supports a solar energy project in Rajasthan, India which generates clean and renewable electricity. It is composed of 3 power plants, with a total installed capacity of 400MW.

At a glance:
Replaces coal fired thermal energy sources to reduce an average of 694,471 tonnes of C02 per year. The project developer supports supplemental initiatives that uplift local communitites and protect the environment.

Social benefits of the Project:
 Supports rural electrification projects covering almost 3000 villages in the region. It also currently funds 12 local schools by providing them with upgraded infrastructure and basic amenities.

Environmental benefits of the Project:
Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by eliminating the need for coal fired thermal energy sources and generates 732,874 MWh/year of clean renewable energy.

How it works:
Project developers fund and install solar panels to produce renewable energy. The electricity is sold to the state energy grid, removing the need for using coal fired thermal power sources. Greenhouse gases are reduced, the grid becomes cleaner, and offsets are sold to continue developing the project and supporting the community.