Evolve Raises Funds for For­est & Bird

NZ Life & Leisure - - That’s The Spirit -

New Zealand jew­ellery brand, Evolve, has an­nounced a fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive to sup­port the ef­forts of For­est & Bird in pro­tect­ing our na­tive forests and birdlife. The Evolve ‘For­est and Bird Col­lec­tion’ was re­cently launched na­tion­wide with 10% of sales be­ing do­nated to New Zealand’s lead­ing in­de­pen­dent con­ser­va­tion or­gan­i­sa­tion, For­est & Bird. “Here at Evolve we feel very pas­sion­ate about pre­serv­ing the en­vi­ron­ment and na­tive species for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to en­joy,” says co-founder Louise Laing. “Both Tim (Louise’s hus­band and Evolve co-founder) and I grew up on farms and have a great love for the out­doors and New Zealand.” “My grand­mother has al­ways had a spe­cial in­ter­est in the For­est & Bird or­gan­i­sa­tion,” ex­plains Louise. “She reads the For­est & Bird mag­a­zine and tells us of the won­der­ful work they are do­ing for our na­tive en­vi­ron­ment.” The Evolve ‘For­est and Bird Col­lec­tion’ fea­tures bright enamel charms, hand­crafted from solid ster­ling sil­ver de­pict­ing na­tive birds, po­hutukawa flow­ers, ferns and kauri trees. “When we trav­elled the South Is­land re­cently we re­ally no­ticed how few kea there are now, which is a real shame,” says Louise. “Our na­tive forests and birdlife are so mag­i­cal and it would be won­der­ful if our fundrais­ing ef­forts could help in­crease the suc­cess of fu­ture wildlife ini­tia­tives. We would love our chil­dren and even­tu­ally our grand­chil­dren to en­joy see­ing these New Zealand trea­sures for­ever.”

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