Derrick Emsley


- TenTree

From a young age, Saskatchewan born Derrick Emsley has been actively connecting people with environmental stewardship. At 16, he and his brother, Kalen, founded a tree planting company that sold carbon offsetting credits to businesses, a venture that saw over $1 million dollars in contracts, and planted 150,000 trees. This venture paved the way to becoming tentree’s CEO soon after graduating from Richard Ivey School of Business in 2012, where he has been steering the company’s vision ever since. In just under a decade, tentree has set new standards in apparel with environmentally progressive values. Named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for 2020, Derrick has become a voice for a modern generation—one who recognizes the necessity of a brand that’s earth-first, transparent, and community-focused.

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