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15th May 2013

Sit To Make A Stand - The World Land Trust Deckchair Collection

Canvas by Shahnaz Nazimuddeen. See the whole range at House & Garden.

International conservation charity, World Land Trust has produced a deckchair collection in collaboration with University of Southampton’s Winchester School of Art and Southsea Deckchairs. Each deckchair sold will enable World Land Trust to purchase and protect half an acre of threatened habitat forever. 

The Sit to Make a Stand Collection of five designs, inspired by the Trust’s international conservation work, encourages people to take direct action for the environment. The collaboration will raise funds to save critically threatened tropical forests and the animals that depend upon them through the Trusts, Buy an Acre programme.

At times the rate at which the natural environment is being lost can seem unstoppable. But small gestures can achieve great things, and we don’t all have to be on the front line when it comes to saving the rainforest. The Sit to Make a Stand Collection is designed for the armchair activist who can relax in the sun, comfortable in the knowledge that each deckchair represents half an acre of biodiversity saved for ever.

Each deckchair represents one of five key World Land Trust projects including: Coral Reefs, designed by Sarah Lewry; Elephants, designed by Jessica Walsh; Orang-utans, designed by Shahnaz Binte Nazimuddeen; Big Cats, designed by Hannah Baker and Parrots, designed by Rachel Iball.

John Burton, CEO of World Land Trust, who pioneered the concept of selling rainforest acres to the public in the late 1980s, is delighted with this initiative saying, “What could be better than relaxing in a deckchair knowing that you have saved half an acre of threatened habitat for wildlife?” 

Southsea Deckchairs have expertly produced the five chosen designs using sustainably sourced timber with PEFC accreditation. Deckchairs will go on sale from Summer 2013 at £150, right here at - keep checking back for more information!