Why Go Sustainable?

Updated: Sep 8, 2021

What does it mean to go sustainable? How are our products sustainable? Is it worth it?

Excellent questions!

Sustainability, as defined by the Oxford Dictionary, means the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level. And more specifically regarding the environment: avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.

139.6 million tons of waste end up in landfills each year. This includes 26.82 million tons of plastic, 11.15 million tons of textiles, and 4.95 million tons of rubber and leather (1).

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Sustainability and eco-friendly movements aim to reduce those numbers wherever possible.

Why are our Hemp and Cotton dish cloths, wash cloths, and face scrubbies sustainable?


Hemp and Cotton are natural fibers. This differs from Synthetic fibers which contain microplastics!






But what about dish sponges? They don't have plastic…

If you've ever used a dish sponge you know that when they get old… they get gross. It's recommended that you should be throwing away your dish sponge and starting over every two to three weeks.


There are approximately 52 weeks in a year. So if you are throwing your sponges away every 2-3 weeks that's 17-26 sponges a year per household. Which may not sound like a lot on the surface, but according to the US Census Bureau, in 2020 there were 128.45 Million households in the US. That is 2,183.65- 3,339.17 Million sponges! And they all end up in landfills!

Cotton and Hemp are natural fibers and both biodegrade! This means that after our dish cloths are worn out, if you don't donate or reclaim the yarn, if they are thrown away or composted, they will decompose and return to the earth.

A win win.

And as for if it's worth it…

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."- Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

We believe that small change leads to big change. Climate change is happening, pollution levels are rising, ice caps are melting. Change needs to happen. Why shouldn't it start with us?


References

  1. https://www.dumpsters.com/blog/us-trash-production

  2. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/s2352485518303700 (image)

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