Building a Social Responsibility Brand

tentree was founded as a fashion brand with an underlying goal: to help plant more trees around the world in order to stem climate change. It’s clearly a message that’s resonated with consumers. Over the past seven years, they’ve grown from a start-up selling t-shirts in Vancouver to a firm with a presence across North America and Europe. CEO Derrick Emsley gives us a look inside.


  • How to use social media to build an on-trend brand.

  • Understanding what drives a social-responsibility-minded consumer.

  • How to be authentic when it comes to communicating sustainable and environmental related causes.

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About the Author

Andrea Roe is Project Director for Seven Stockings, a graphic design firm for the fashion industry.