Peep + Trees for Cities
For every pair of glasses or sunglasses you buy...
we plant a tree!
We've been searching for the perfect partner for Peep since we launched last April. We knew we wanted to create a business that 'did no harm' to both people and planet. Now we want to go one better and give something back.
Match made in heaven
Sustainability is at the heart of Peep's ethos and we're committed to preserving the environment. Our dream was not only to show people how beautiful vintage glasses are and save frames from landfill, but also to do good and now we can. We've partnered up with the guys at Trees for Cities to help breathe new life back into urban areas.
See the wood for the trees
Trees are vital to our ecosystem and remove tonnes of air pollution, including carbon dioxide, dust and other gaseous toxins.
Climate change has caused an increase in pests and disease, which had never previously affected the UK. The impact has been an unprecedented threat to some iconic tree species, including ash, horse chestnut and oak. Planting a range of tree species builds resistance to pests and disease.
For every pair of glasses sold, our new friends at Trees for Cities will plant a tree where it's needed most. This way, we not only help regenerate our tree population, we can bring communities back to nature.
Charity begins at home
We wanted to work with a charity closer to home. Sight charities like Vision Aid Overseas do a fantastic job and are well supported by the optical industry.
We've chosen to work with a smaller greener charity, making a difference on our doorstep.
If you're interested in donating your old glasses to be recycled, visit our Donate page.
Trees for Cities are a brilliant charity that work both within the UK and overseas to create greener cities.
From urban forests to the creation of edible playgrounds, Trees for Cities strengthen communities by creating green spaces through volunteering opportunities.
Inspiring children to grow and eat good food while connecting with nature.
Trees are an excellent remedy for improving our mental health and wellbeing. A growing body of research is showing that spending time around trees and nature including 'Forest Bathing' reduces depression and anxiety, especially when combined with exercise.
Trees for Cities have planted over 800,000 trees in cities and we want to help them achieve their next target of 1 million urban trees by 2020.