The idea of this eco-responsible start-up comes from an adventure in Africa.
The newspaper L'Union from Vitry-le-François, published a nice article about Foliumize on Monday 3rd, May 2021.
Below is a summary of the article's key points :
Foliumize is a responsible start-up founded by Katharina Paris and Romain Rouyer. Its goal : "developing tools to support ecological and socially respectful projects".
The initiative was born out of a twist of fate. While participating in the restoration of a primary forest, the project leaders remained stranded for seven months in the forest of Knysna, in South Africa, because of the first lockdown;
In a nutshell, the start-up sells reproductions of artworks, made by partner artists, committed to nature, to finance reforestation projects.
Preserve, Develop, Transmit.
The 26th edition of Mag Neoma offers insights in the issues and challenges of South Africa.
South Africa in a few figures :
The largest African stock exchange (17th worldwide);
Unemployment rates between 30.8% and 43.1%;
The 6th country in the world in terms of biodiversity (fauna & flora combined).
It is therefore obvious that South African biodiversity is an "asset for the development of a greener economy." Which Foliumize is clearly committed to through its partnership with Pachamama Forest Restoration Project. Our common goal: "to restore the soil and the original biodiversity of the forest."
Foliumize wants to "create a connection between a purchase, an ecological necessity and a social issue".