Gafas Bamboo signs an agreement with Allcot to measure the carbon footprint and offset the emissions of their products

Gafas Bamboo, a Spanish company which sells wooden sunglasses, has signed a two year agreement with Allcot to measure the carbon footprint and offset the emissions of the manufacturing process of its products.

Thought this sustainability strategy, every time a client buys a pair of glasses is collaborating to fight against climate change. Specifically, a percentage of the retail price is invested in a project to offset the emissions.

The project chosen to offset Gafas Bamboo’s greenhouse gas emissions is the Brazilian Rosewood Protected Forest Project (RMDLT), which invests in preserving standing rainforest, using the REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) methodology. Located in the Para region of Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest, the Project Area consists of 177,899 hectares of outstanding flora and fauna.

The Project’s main objective is to avoid and prevent unplanned deforestation of high conservation value rainforest, thus preventing net emissions of more than 20 Million tCO2e over the project’s 40-year lifetime. It also supports 130 families who live and practice subsistence farming within the Project area and provides protected habitat for vulnerable animals including the Giant Anteater, Pearly Parakeet and Black-handed Tamarin.

“It’s a big pleasure for Gafas Bamboo has reached a groundbreaking agreement with ALLCOT to offer our clients the opportunity to offset their carbon emissions. We want to continue demonstrating with actions our commitment to the fight against climate change and take care of the environment.”, said Javier Mateo, CEO of Gafas Bamboo.