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Understanding Carbon

“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions.”

– Albert Einstein

Einstein believed that the quality of the solution stems from one’s ability to understand the problem. As a business dedicated to offering solutions and inspiring couples to take the eco-conscious route, we needed to spend a lot of time to understanding the problem. The problem that we are looking to address is ‘how do we inspire and research the creation of eco and good products, while elevating the good consumer in us all”.  To evaluate how green/sustainable our products really are, we needed to set up a system in place. We implemented the Life Cycle Assessement (LCA) method internally.  Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is  “a method used to evaluate the environmental impact of a product through its life cycle encompassing extraction and processing of the raw materials, manufacturing, distribution, use, recycling and final disposal”. 

Silviyana is committed to continual improvement and know that we are not going to get it right the first time. Our intention is:

1. To be tansparent to our brides on our process and impact,

2. To stimulate discussion on the collective impact of the wedding industry and strive to continually improve gaps and inaccuracies. 

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Proposing Solutions 

Our eco wedding gowns are made using eco fabrics that are hand-woven by women entrepreneurs in the Philippines. Key raw materials such as the by-product pineapple leaves and abaca are all from the Philippines, we felt that it was appropriate to give back to the ecosystem in the Philippines.
 
We partnered with Haribon Foundation to bring you the ultimate carbon neutral wedding gown experience. Haribon’s vision is to ‘transform every individual into a biodiversity champion’. United by our collective passion to solving climate change while also addressing systematic poverty in the Philippines, Haribon and Silviyana has partnered together to inspire you in taking your journey for a better world.
 
Haribon Foundation plants native trees in the Philippines. What’s the difference?
Tree planting is a wonderful thing, the act of planting a tree takes us one step closer to tackling the insurmountable problem of Climate Change. We need to take it one step further, we need to understand the symbiotic relationships that are at play on the forest ground of where we are planting. By planting native trees, endangered native species like the Haring Ibon will have a place to call home. 
 
 

MEET OUR NATIVE TREES

Narra

Narra grows up to 3 meters high and 2 meters in diameter.

Dubbed as the National Tree of the Philippines as it is found all over the Philippines. The Narra tree is a well sought out for tree as the wood of the Narra is very strong. Locals use the wood of the Narra to build high-end furniture. 

There are cases of illegal logging due to its popularity.

 

White Luan

Dubbed as the ‘King among Forest Trees”, the White Luan is a large tree and can grow as tall as 50 meters. 

It belongs to the tree family called “Dipterocarps”, which is internationally known for its premium quality timber. Due to its popularity, it led to over-logging. 

The high canopy provides a safe shelter for forests animals, mostly birds. The Philippine Eagle, the Philippine National Bird is commonly found nesting on the top of the White Luan. 

 Planting more White Luan’s ensures the safety of this beautiful, endangered and native bird.

Agoho

There are three types of Agoho found in the Philippines. The Beach Agoho, Benguet Pine and Mindoro Pine.

We are planting the Benguet Pine. The Benguet Pine is from the family Pinaceae. This particular tree has three needles per fascicle. The tree reaches a height of 40 meters and a diameter of 140 centimeters. 

There is evidence that areas where you will find this beautiful pine was formerly occupied by broad-leaved trees and shrubs, but now the pine trees dominate and broad-leaved trees and shrubs are mostly found only  in ravines. This is because the pines and grasses can withstand repeated fires, which broad-leaves trees and shrubs cannot.