We support mangrove planting in Indonesia

Sustainability is something that will need to continue to evolve. We do not expect to have all the answers straight away, but consider that doing something, however small, is better than nothing.

The main project we are supporting is a mangrove planting programme in Indonesia through our partner Handprint.

Effective carbon storage

Mangrove trees are one of the most efficient organic carbon storage options on the planet, holding three to five times more carbon than tropical upland forests. These trees lay deep underground roots where they store almost 75% of their carbon.

Healthy mangroves also offer jobs for coastal communities while also provide protection against natural events such as hurricanes. The full details of our partnership programme and the Silk Flowers Singapore tree count planted to date, can be found here.

Read about our planting programme

Our key sustainability promises

  • Plant a mangrove tree for every online purchase with Hand Print
  • Use Noissue labels
  • Purchase adequate quantities of products, made to order, to reduce waste
  • Product to be transported straight from manufacture to Singapore with no middle man
  • Products shipped (vs airfreight) as much as possible
  • No use of plastic bags or unnecessary packing
  • If products have been used as display, then we'll sell at cost instead of disposing of them

This is an area we will continue to develop and work on as new technology and ideas develop. 

Mangrove planting in Yagasu

Yagasu has over two decades of experience running mangrove restoration projects in coastal ecosystems.

Variety of mangrove species

From the North Island to the Interior Groves, they plant a variety of mangrove species, which were cultivated in the local nursery and imported from East Java. Planting trees not only captures lots of carbon, it also creates habitats where wildlife can thrive.

Support for the community

Yagasu also helps the local communities by encouraging sustainable fishing and crab farming. This means they can earn a living without relying on jobs such as cutting down trees. Yagasu also supports a women’s artisanal mangrove project, as well as a silvofishery program.