Tigers are a critically endangered species (just a few thousand left in the wild). They are at risk from climate change, palm oil, habitat loss and poaching, with most attacks due to bored stressed captive tigers in zoos and circuses. An easy way to help the nonprofits doing wonderful work to educate and conserve the tiger population in their natural habitats is to switch buying your organic basics from charities that use profits to fund their work.
Four Paws is a charity that works internationally to help all big cats and other species. It has an online store where you can buy organic cotton tees, hoodies and totes (all sent in plastic-free packaging) and profits are used to help their amazing work.
The charity has four big cat sanctuaries in Jordan, South Africa, The Netherlands and Germany, where they offer long-term care for rescued tigers, who cannot be released back into the wild. Read their report on the tiger trade, and how to help.
Isle of Wight fashion company Rapanui has teamed up with WWF to offer a beautiful organic cotton t-shirt to support work conserving tigers. An expose by Sir Ranulph Fiennes means the charity no longer supports hunting, proof of people power. So it’s no OK to support them. There is uproar at present due to delays of a UK Bill to ban import of trophy hunting goods, which would protect tigers and other species.
Save Wild Tigers is a nonprofit that supports organisations that investigate criminal networks that sell tiger skins and other goods. All t-shirts, tops and jumpers are made from organic cotton, made in a factory powered by green energy, sent in plastic-free packaging.
ROAR organic cotton clothing supports WildCats Conservation Alliance, which helps wild tigers and Amur leopards. It currently funds projects in Nepal, Russia, Thailand, Indonesia and China.