GARRISON was established as an environmental innovation initiative by designer Takahisa Funai in 2006 as a response to global warming and illegal domestic deforestation in Kochi Prefecture, Japan.

The ethical company has since been developing hinoki ( light weight and germ-free Japanese cyress wood) under the principle of “Environment, Lifestyle and Corporate Social Responsibility” with the aim of increasing wood self-sufficiency rate, which is synchronous with protecting forests and planet earth.

A portion of the proceeds from each GARRISON’s product is contributed towards forest revitalization through moreTrees, an organisation aiming to maintain and conserve forests and forestation activities in Japan and overseas. Founded in 2007 by five founders including musician, Ryuichi Sakamoto, the organisation has support from various industries all working towards preventing mass destruction of forests and improving carbon offset through various programmes, education and businesses.