What the heck is a Quagga anyway??

Ever wonder what the quagga in Quagga Green Label means? Our name was inspired by a real animal with a tragic story. Like the dodo bird, the saber-toothed tiger, and the woolly mammoth, the quagga met an early demise. The difference between the quagga and these other extinct species is that we are entirely to blame for the disappearance of this unique animal. With more care, action, and forethought, its extinction could have been prevented and we might have been able to see these animals grazing on the beautiful plains of Africa today.

 

However, history did not play out that way. The quagga is an extinct subspecies of the plains zebra that was endemic to South Africa until it was hunted to extinction in the late 19th century by European settler-colonists.  The quagga looked distinct from the zebra because it had more brown tones and the back half of the animal was free of stripes. The stripes were present on the front end, but faded away, creating a beautiful ombré effect. 

Rendering of the extinct quagga

This species, now lost, carries such a powerful message. Our actions directly impact the animals of this earth. The human impact of the environment has led to catastrophic changes in ecosystems around the world. Biodiversity is steadily declining. The wildlife of the world is facing unprecedented problems due to the effects of human activity. This tragedy won’t stop until we take action. 

 

Quagga Green has embodied this message into everything we do. Creating sustainable products that don’t neglect the environment around us is our top priority. Our goal is to create products that you can feel good about buying, because they are made with sustainable efforts and care. Not only that, but we believe donating to organizations like The Big Life Foundation, has a huge impact on preserving endangered animals and preventing them from ending up like the doomed quagga.

 

If you’d like to learn more about the science behind the quagga, visit here.

Want more information about Quagga? Visit our social media @quaggagreenlabel.

 

With Love,

The Quagga Team

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