29 Jun
  • By Tim Fijal
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On the Road to Harmless Handkerchiefs

Still buzzing having just returned from Yogyakarta and Solo where we spent the last few days on the quest to create our first no-harm handkerchiefs. It has always been our intention to produce our handkerchiefs as sustainably as we possibly can. And having already switched from regular cotton to organic cotton to now using retired […]

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20 Jun
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Granny Anna: Papa TRI’s Inspiration

We have a lot of solutions that are already present across the planet, but I think at the heart of this is a deepening sense of awe and wonder at the beauty and infinitely astounding complexity in which we live.  What is required is the intrinsic value of nature Is known to all of us […]

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24 May
  • By Ben Fijal
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ForGood v TRI Handkerchiefs

A lot of people ask if TRI Handkerchiefs is run by me. Well TRI Handkerchiefs started as my middle school graduation project last year, but it’s become a lot more than that with the help of so many people. Our family decided we really want to invest in this project almost as an experiment to […]

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18 Apr
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Pak Wirata, Behind-the-Scenes TRI Warrior

A meeting with Pak Wirata always includes a cup of the best coffee in Bali, an abundance of smiles and laughs, and an overall sensation of warmth that comes from spending time with a trusted friend.  Whenever I have any doubts about our ability to make a significant impact with TRI, I am reminded of […]

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24 Mar
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Bali Spirit Festival Excitement!

‘Tis the season, when people all around the world come to Bali to take part in the Bali Spirit Festival! As you may have already known, we have partnered with them this year and it’s a major selling opportunity, an opportunity to spread deforestation awareness and of course to make connections with people from around […]

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15 Mar
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Becoming a Conscious Consumer

It’s been a year since we had the idea of TRI and along the journey we’ve changed a lot. We’ve changed colors, handkerchief material, we’ve changed our marketing strategy and more. The thing that I hadn’t planned for is that I’ve been more aware of my own paper tissue consumption and palm oil consumption as […]

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10 Mar
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Ben’s Mom’s Perspective on the TRI Journey

Less than a year ago when Ben decided to use handkerchiefs for his grade 8 graduation presentation, I never expected TRI will be the way it is now. It has been amazing that this project has attracted all these people who have passion and enthusiasm to help TRI and Indonesia’s forests! We have come a […]

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