Sustainability

 
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Sourcing

We make it easy for you to live mindfully in small ways. Our in-house line of offerings is made entirely from consciously sourced materials. Our products are made slowly and by hand in the U.S. out of foraged and found materials. Our suppliers share our vision of sustainability. 

Branding

To give you the best, we use only vegetable-based inks in our printed materials. All products including stickers are recyclable, and our printed materials are also biodegradable. 

Shipping

No mess, no stress, zero waste - Our earth-friendly shipping products are recyclable, biodegradable, and made from recycled materials. Our packing tape features a renewable and biodegradable plant-derived adhesive & backing. Our shipping labels are 100% recycled and curbside recyclable, including the adhesive. Our shipping boxes and padding are 100% recycled and contain absolutely no virgin fiber content. They are fully recyclable and biodegradable, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and are manufactured in the United States.

Why it Matters

We try to live a minimal-waste lifestyle at home, and running an earth-friendly business is equally important. But that doesn’t mean that sustainability and eco-friendly choices will fit into every lifestyle. We are not here to judge. We do try to do our best and encourage others to do so when possible, by choosing the following: reusable shopping bags, compostable waste bags and storage bags, metal straws, reusable glass water bottles, reusable menstrual products, and natural fiber clothing.

The following information is from National Geographic:

-More than 5 trillion pieces of plastic are already floating in our oceans.

-Worldwide, 73 percent of beach litter is plastic: filters from cigarette butts, bottles, bottle caps, food wrappers, grocery bags, and polystyrene containers.

-World plastic production has increased exponentially from 2.3 million tons in 1950 to 162 million in 1993 to 448 million by 2015.

-By 2050, virtually every seabird species on the planet will be eating plastic.

-As of 2015, more than 6.9 billion tons of plastic waste had been generated. Around 9 percent of that was recycled, 12 percent was incinerated, and 79 percent accumulated in landfills or environment.

-Around the world, nearly a million plastic beverage bottles are sold every minute.

- Estimates for how long plastic endures range from 450 years to forever.

-The largest market for plastics today is packaging materials. That trash now accounts for nearly half of all plastic waste generated globally—most of it never gets recycled or incinerated.

-Some 700 species of marine animals have been reported so far to have eaten or become entangled in plastic.

-More than 40 percent of plastic is used just once, then tossed.

We hope this helps to raise some awareness about the situation in which we find ourselves. Even small lifestyle changes help.

Please reach out with any questions or suggestions regarding our choices. We love your feedback!