“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly” - Anne Marie Bonneau
With our roots in the Philippines, sustainability has always been a vital part of our mission. Climate change has greatly affected the Philippines, typhoons are getting stronger, more unpredictable and our vulnerable communities are at the highest risk.
Here are a few ways that we are working on our sustainable initiatives and thank you for being part of this journey. We're always looking at ways to be more sustainable and reduce our carbon footprint as a small business.
☀️ We work with our artisan communities in the Philippines using upcycled or deadstock fabrics that would otherwise go to landfill.
🥥 We work with artisans to upcycle coconut shells into home goods that would otherwise be burned as waste (with significant emissions) or discarded in landfill.
🌱 Our Home collection features plant based fibers that are biodegradable and don’t need an industrial composting facility with our Abaca & Sisal Body Scrubs.
💦 Our Filipino coconut skincare is waterless giving you a more potent formula, meaning less waste in packaging. Products containing water need preservatives, stabilizers and emulsifiers that contribute to chemical waste. Our skincare is also made in small batches minimizing waste in production and there is no storage waste.
📦 While we believe there is beauty in branding, we are as mindful as possible to reduce our carbon footprint and save $ for our customers without the markup in packaging cost. We ship simple with our recycled cardboard packages.
Earth Day was created in April 1970, before there was a Clean Air Act or Clean Water Act. At the time, Senator Gaylord Nelson established Earth Day as a way to get environmental initiatives onto the national agenda and raise consciousness about environmental issues. On the first Earth Day, an estimated of 20 million Americans came together to demonstrate.
Everyday is Earth Day, but we take today to give more gratitude for Mother Nature and all her beauty.