PLANT TREES. MOVE FORWARD.

PLANT TREES. MOVE FORWARD.

Wangari Maathai, the green warrior. Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement along with women in rural Kenya to plant trees and combat the power structure that creates poverty from deforestation and environmental destruction. Despite government suppression, 100,000 people have participated in the movement to date and planted over 50 million seedlings. The MOTTAINAI TREE towel was created with the wish of spreading more beautiful forest on Maathai’s home land, Kenya.

A MOTIF PORTRAYING MAATHAI’S WISHES

A MOTIF PORTRAYING MAATHAI’S WISHES

In 2004 after years of hard work with the Green Belt Movement the commitment of Wangari Maathai was recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize. Planting trees and growing forests was not just an environmental cause, but a peace movement as well. Plant trees in the arid land. Grow food for your own consumption – just enough of each variety, rather than crops for mass consumption. The MOTTAINAI TREE is a symbol of the strong, healthy trees that grow in the land of Kenya, and the accompanying empowerment of women and Kenyan democracy movement.

THE COLOR OF EAST AFRICAN LAND

THE COLOR OF EAST AFRICAN LAND

Organic 1, our eternal staple. The organic cotton used in these towels is grown in Tanzania, just across the border from Maathai’s home land Kenya. On the border between these two countries stands Mt. Kilimanjaro – the highest peak in Africa. At the foot of this majestic mountain, at times capped in snow, lie the heavenly plains which countless animals call home. This rich ecosystem and the land that supports it is the pride of east Africa. This grand natural scene inspired the earthy colors on which Maathai’s motif has been embroidered.

Product List

Bath Towel

Designed slightly larger than normal. The plush pile is absorbent enough to dry your body and long hair after a bath, and still be ready for more.

100% Organic Cotton
OEKO-TEX standard Class 1
Imabari Towel Brand certified
Wind Woven Towel
Ozone bleach

A part of sales from the Mottainai series is donated to the Green Belt Movement started by Wangari Maathai.

Size:72×125
Color:3 colors
Price:¥4,400 + tax

Face Towel

A perfect size for the kitchen, powder room, bathroom or draping over your shoulders to relax after a bath.

100% Organic Cotton
OEKO-TEX standard Class 1
Imabari Towel Brand certified
Wind Woven Towel
Ozone bleach

A part of sales from the Mottainai series is donated to the Green Belt Movement started by Wangari Maathai.

Size:35×80
Color:3 colors
Price:¥1,800 + tax

Wash Towel

Hang this wash towel by the loop in high use places such as the kitchen or bathroom to make the most of its excellent absorbency.

100% Organic Cotton
OEKO-TEX standard Class 1
Imabari Towel Brand certified
Wind Woven Towel
Ozone bleach

A part of sales from the Mottainai series is donated to the Green Belt Movement started by Wangari Maathai.

Size:35×38
Color:3 colors
Price:¥1,000 + tax

Towel Handkerchief

This 24cm square towel handkerchief fits easily in your bag or pocket and won’t get hot and sticky.

100% Organic Cotton
OEKO-TEX standard Class 1
Imabari Towel Brand certified
Wind Woven Towel
Ozone bleach

A part of sales from the Mottainai series is donated to the Green Belt Movement started by Wangari Maathai.

Size:24×24
Color:3 colors
Price:¥850 + tax

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