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We're pleased to announce that we've achieved carbon neutrality for 2021! To accomplish this, we calculated our production and operational carbon emission footprint by assessing the climatic impact of all our products, including our cashmere, cotton, wool, and linen supply chains.

Click the boxes below to learn more about our materials and how we intend to maintain sustainable supply chains.

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So, what are we doing about our carbon footprint?

We continue to invest in zero-net strategies to reduce our overall carbon emissions while also offsetting emissions produced from 2020 onwards. This strategy involves buying 'carbon credits,' which we invest into projects that align with our production line and supply chains, for example, our projects in Scotland and Mongolia. We also wanted to ensure that we invested in projects worldwide as climate change and emissions are global issues, and Brora is a company with multi-continental reach.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR NET-ZERO STRATEGY

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Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee lies the Cumberland Plateau. In 2018, 5,686 acres of this hardwood forest were gifted to the Nature Conservancy to protect and improve the forest's resilience. The improved forest management and sales gained through carbon offsetting schemes mean land owners have the financial security to make more environmentally-conscious choices and invest in their land.

The project itself also gives back to the community by protecting the local water supply and providing a platform for local research and education that’s accessible to all the local communities and their universities. It also connects multiple forests and works to protect the local wildlife within, including many rare plant and animal species, including black bears, deer, bobcats, and foxes.

In the long-term, the project hopes these efforts will boost local flora and fauna numbers, preserve a beautiful area of historical importance for future generations, and provide a site for local enrichment.

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Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee lies the Cumberland Plateau. In 2018, 5,686 acres of this hardwood forest were gifted to the Nature Conservancy to protect and improve the forest's resilience. The improved forest management and sales gained through carbon offsetting schemes mean land owners have the financial security to make more environmentally-conscious choices and invest in their land.

The project itself also gives back to the community by protecting the local water supply and providing a platform for local research and education that’s accessible to all the local communities and their universities. It also connects multiple forests and works to protect the local wildlife within, including many rare plant and animal species, including black bears, deer, bobcats, and foxes.

In the long-term, the project hopes these efforts will boost local flora and fauna numbers, preserve a beautiful area of historical importance for future generations, and provide a site for local enrichment.

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In Maharashtra in India, nearly 70% of rural households rely on firewood for cooking. This demand for wood means the local forest areas have suffered greatly and only adds to the pressure already experienced in this resource-constrained region. Deforestation in Maharashtra has also led to land degradation, turning once valuable forest land into open scrub.

This project aims to resolve this issue by providing local families with a biodigester to use in the place of wood. The families can then use waste, for instance, from their livestock, to fuel the biodigester and produce methane gas for cooking. Methane gas is a cleaner, more efficient and sustainable fuel than wood. This system also aims to reduce methane pollution created by local livestock by recycling the animal waste into fuel, which would otherwise have caused further harm to the environment.

The long-term aim is to help stop further environmental degradation and the need to cut down trees, and hopefully, in the future, even begin to reverse the problem.

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In Maharashtra in India, nearly 70% of rural households rely on firewood for cooking. This demand for wood means the local forest areas have suffered greatly and only adds to the pressure already experienced in this resource-constrained region. Deforestation in Maharashtra has also led to land degradation, turning once valuable forest land into open scrub.

This project aims to resolve this issue by providing local families with a biodigester to use in the place of wood. The families can then use waste, for instance, from their livestock, to fuel the biodigester and produce methane gas for cooking. Methane gas is a cleaner, more efficient and sustainable fuel than wood. This system also aims to reduce methane pollution created by local livestock by recycling the animal waste into fuel, which would otherwise have caused further harm to the environment.

The long-term aim is to help stop further environmental degradation and the need to cut down trees, and hopefully, in the future, even begin to reverse the problem.

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Over the last few generations, significant cultural and political changes have drastically affected the way of life for Mongolian pastoral herders. These new circumstances have disturbed daily practices grounded in generations of expertise. Over time, the worry is that this precious ancestral knowledge will be lost.

Many Mongolian pastoral herders have altered their lifestyle because of these changes, and now they only move once or twice a year. This has led to problems with overgrazing, degradation of their retrospective pastures and ecosystems, and large amounts of carbon dioxide being released from these ecosystems and soils into the atmosphere.

This project is the first of its kind, developed under the Plan Vivo Standard. It provides performance-based payments to herder families based on positive environmental changes and efforts to reduce carbon dioxide levels. However, one of the main goals is to reinstate traditional practices and protect ancestral knowledge from erosion while also increasing soil carbon and reducing overgrazing pressure on sensitive ecosystems.

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Over the last few generations, significant cultural and political changes have drastically affected the way of life for Mongolian pastoral herders. These new circumstances have disturbed daily practices grounded in generations of expertise. Over time, the worry is that this precious ancestral knowledge will be lost.

Many Mongolian pastoral herders have altered their lifestyle because of these changes, and now they only move once or twice a year. This has led to problems with overgrazing, degradation of their retrospective pastures and ecosystems, and large amounts of carbon dioxide being released from these ecosystems and soils into the atmosphere.

This project is the first of its kind, developed under the Plan Vivo Standard. It provides performance-based payments to herder families based on positive environmental changes and efforts to reduce carbon dioxide levels. However, one of the main goals is to reinstate traditional practices and protect ancestral knowledge from erosion while also increasing soil carbon and reducing overgrazing pressure on sensitive ecosystems.

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Forest Carbon aims to increase woodland creation in the United Kingdom by working with landowners, companies, and individuals to fund the planting of over 12 million trees and finance peatland restoration. They aim to maximise investment and optimise impact so land managers can utilise natural processes, which help to restore the environment and improve sustainability. All UK forestry carbon credits are managed by the Woodland Carbon Code, which strives for consistency and to achieve a high, countrywide standard for forestry, which, in turn, fosters a nature-based solution to climate change..

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Forest Carbon aims to increase woodland creation in the United Kingdom by working with landowners, companies, and individuals to fund the planting of over 12 million trees and finance peatland restoration. They aim to maximise investment and optimise impact so land managers can utilise natural processes, which help to restore the environment and improve sustainability. All UK forestry carbon credits are managed by the Woodland Carbon Code, which strives for consistency and to achieve a high, countrywide standard for forestry, which, in turn, fosters a nature-based solution to climate change.

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At Brora, we recognise the importance of our impact as a fashion brand, which is why we continue to take steps to reduce our impact and give back. Our journey to achieving our 'Carbon Neutral' status for 2021, which includes our various projects, is just one way we take accountability, give back, and support efforts to reduce climate change.

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