LOCAL BUSINESS SUPPORTS TRUST TO HELP SAVE CORNISH BEES

PUBLISHED: 17:29 03 June 2016 | UPDATED: 12:40 30 August 2017

Bee Kind Appeal organic tote bag by Earth Kind Originals

Bee Kind Appeal organic tote bag by Earth Kind Originals

Cornwall Wildlife Trust is delighted to announce a new partnership with St Just based clothing company Earth Kind Originals (EKO). EKO has kindly designed and produced a stylish new tote bag inspired by Cornwall’s bees, with all the proceeds going to the Trust’s Bee Kind appeal.

Helen Davies, EKO Founder says,

“As a proud Business Member of Cornwall Wildlife Trust, we are super excited about helping the Bee Kind appeal which will help to provide habitats for bees, gathering information and educating about the importance of these precious creatures.”

Expert conservationists at Cornwall Wildlife Trust have reported on the loss of good habitat across the UK, which has had a catastrophic impact on bees. In a generation, 90 percent of lowland flower-rich grasslands have been lost, as well as 50 percent of ancient woodland, 40 percent of lowland heaths, 60 percent of raised bogs and 90 percent of flower-rich fen habitat.

In Cornwall the Wildlife Trust is working hard to conserve specialist wild bee species, such as the tormentil mining bee, because bees are known to be a keystone species for many ecosystems.

Jackie Southon, Cornwall Wildlife Trust Fundraising Manager says,

“So far we have raised £14,000, but we need £4,000 more and buying one of these beautiful bags will help us to reach our target and enable us to carry out our work to conserve bees.”

Helen Davies continues,

“Inspiration for our womenswear comes from the colours of the Cornish coast and the feel good lifestyle that Cornwall promotes, so it was a perfect fit to give something back to the wildlife which gives us all so much. Our newly launched Made in Cornwall’ range has given us an insight in how we can collaborate with local businesses to conserve our Cornish craftsmanship and heritage. So linking up with Cornwall Wildlife Trust has been a natural progression for the brand, and how business can be a change for good.”

Dee Reeves, a Trustee of Cornwall Wildlife Trust says,

“It is down to all of us as individuals to make a difference and that is especially true when it comes to the conservation of such an important species. EKO’s ethical values match our ethos as a conservation charity. Through their business membership and the launch of the Bee Kind tote bags they are generously helping raise awareness and funds for this important appeal.”

The reusable bag is made from organic materials and will be launched at The Royal Cornwall Show on 9th June. Bags will be available to buy from Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s stand (Showground 372 Map C1) where there will be more information about the Bee Kind appeal and project. The Bee Kind Appeal Organic tote bags can also be purchased on Earth Kind Original’s website www.earthkindorginial.co.uk, as well as and at ULA shops in Hayle and St Ives.

To find out more about the Trust’s Bee Kind Appeal, visit .

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