Bella & Olive was founded because of our passion for nature, therefore one of the first rules we established was to completely refrain from PALM OIL in all of our products.
As one of the leading causes of rainforest destruction, PALM OIL plays a large role in human induced climate change. In Indonesia and Malaysia 300 football fields are cleared our every single hour in order to make room for more PALM plantations. Clearing out the forest does not only affect the climate, but directly effects the endangered species living in the forest.
"Monti is one of the smallest and youngest members of our orangutan family. She was less then six months old when she arrived at our rescue centre at the end of November 2009 after forestry officers alerted us to her existence."
"In 2009 IRA signed an agreement with the Forestry Department in West Kalimantan to rescue and rehabilitate orangutan that have lost their home to PALM OIL plantations. The agreement also allows for the purchase of land and the creation of facilities where orangutans can be prepared for release back into the wild."