The idea behind Tree Tribe is to create consciously, build community, and give back to the Earth.
Our community focused approach means we take requests, and sometimes our Tribe comes up with ideas that get turned into actual products... liiiiiike the Envelope Clutch!
Those are sketches from Bekah, who reached out to us with the idea she drew up after finding out about our Leaf Leather material and products.
We tested a few variations based on the sketches, and ultimately decided not to go with the zipper pouch on the outside, but overally pretty close to her original vision.
And we love it!
We did a little Q and A with Bekah to get to know her more and share the story.
I was born in Brighton, England, but my parents moved to Wales when I was about three months old and I’ve lived in West Wales all my life.
Tree Tribe came up as a sponsored post on my Facebook news feed and I instantly loved the leaf leather concept! I took a look at the website and absolutely loved the brand but was a little disappointed not to find a purse made from leaf leather with all the features I look for.
I’d been wanting to replace mine for ages and would have ordered one right away. I commented on the post and was super surprised to get a response saying that you liked the idea and if I had any design ideas to drop an email so I did!
As soon as I was told I could send you an email with my ideas I grabbed my notebook and quickly drew up exactly what I’d been looking for. I’m one of those people who has an idea of what they want but it’s not something I’ve been able to find so this was a great opportunity.
I wanted something that would have space for all my cards since so many places have loyalty cards these days, I also wanted a section with a zipper to keep change safe and secure. I need lots of storage so that’s what I designed. I needed something that would be big enough to fit everything in without being cramped, but small enough to fit into most bags.
I was thrilled when Tree Tribe said they loved it!
I haven’t travelled all that much yet, but out of the places I have been, the Scottish Highlands is my favourite. I live in Wales so I have a lot of natural beauty around, but nothing quite beats Scotland for that.
More Scottish awesomeness
If we’re talking about places I haven’t been yet, I would absolutely love to visit Iceland and see the Northern Lights; maybe that’s a little cliché but I don’t care. I’d also love to see the Mardal Waterfall in Romsdal, Norway.
Right now, I’m excited to get started with my Fine Art Degree. I enrolled at the beginning of the month with the Open College of the Arts and I cant wait to get into it.
Not working on much at the moment, I want to get into this degree before I give myself too much to do, but you can follow my progress with that if you’re interested at rebekahshambrook.wordpress.com, I also have a personal blog at bekahshambrook.wordpress.com although it desperately needs updating.
We appreciate your initiative and creativity to join in and bring a new design to life. Best of luck with the degree and design career :)
To see our Envelope Clutch and other wallets, you can check them out here.
Tree Tribe started in 2015 as a way to give back to the Earth and raise awareness on sustainability in the product industry (fashion, apparel, accessories).
As the founder, I wanted to start a company that had a purpose to help our planet, while making a positive impact on the world.
I was inspired by the "1 for 1 model" and said "Ya know what 1 for 1 is cool but I want to do 10 for 1!". That started our model of planting 10 trees on every sale.
Yoooo have you seen our new hats yet?! --> Hats Collection.
I've been a fan hats my whole life - probably since starting baseball at age 6 🧢
We've been wanting to do hats for a long time with Tree Tribe but just could't find a good combo of quality + eco materials.
At Tree Tribe, we always try to create more eco friendly alternatives than what's on the market.