Clarins Seeds of Beauty
The partnership between PUR Projet and Clarins was formed following a meeting between two visionaries who are both passionate about nature: Christian Courtin-Clarins and Tristan Lecomte. Seeds of Beauty is one of the projects rolled out by Clarins which aims to preserve biodiversity in cooperation with local communities who will benefit from the projects.
To date, we have planted:
Indonesia, the hub of our commitment
Since 2016, Clarins has been providing support for local projects in several regions on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Our goal? To improve and preserve the quality of land, reduce erosion, and increase and diversify the producers' income. A genuinely virtuous circle wherein we are all key players who collaborate with each other: You, PUR Projet and Clarins.
Maksyarin (36) - wearing brown clothes
and Sulaini (37) - wearing yellow clothes
are two sisters living a few km outside Takengon.
They both work on the family farm, which covers several hectares and is used for cultivating coffee, durian, jack fruit, orange and cacao. They are responsible for harvesting and cleaning the coffee. The farm also has a nursery for coffee plants (shown in the photo). It is here that the family plants seedlings twice a year for distributing to other farms in the area. They currently have 16,000 4-month-old plants that will be ready in December. Maksyarin has 3 children and Sulaini has 5.
Why you should plant trees
One tree can generate multiple benefits
Benefits for the ecosystem:
- Adaptation to climate change
- Soil enriched with organic matter and decontaminated, and risks such as landslides and damages caused by erosion are mitigated.
- Improved pollination, pest control and preservation of biodiversity.
- Water purification and improved infiltration and water holding capacity of soil and atmosphere.
LOCAL COMMUNITY BENEFITS
- Increased and diversified revenue
- Education and training for a more sustainable agricultural model
- Preservation of customs and traditional know-how
Knowledge of agroforestry
Our model for action
Thanks to PUR Projet, Clarins has been able to provide on-the-ground support for an action model based on 4 criteria:
Involves all concerned parties and helps local communities.
Projects with multiple impacts and benefits: social, environmental and economic.
Projects designed to last for 40 years, integrating long-term management by local communities.
Full traceability, full disclosure and high-quality seeds.