The blog team at Live Creative Studio is thrilled to hear that so many love our Sustainable Marketplace concept. This week we’re going a little deeper into some of the new brands that we’ve featured; what we look for when deciding which sustainable brands to add; why we love and support some of the specific companies featured; and what kind of impact you can expect by choosing to shop these brands through our Sustainable Marketplace. As a purpose brand marketing and sustainability agency, Live Creative Studio believes in supporting and sharing widely the companies that are changing business for good. When they thrive we all prosper.
Pela Case is a sustainable phone case & accessories company whose mission is to create a waste-free future for our planet. Pela has harnessed the power of innovative ideas and technology to create biodegradable plastics as materials inputs for their phone cases and other technology accessories: They are 100% compostable.
Their goal is to greatly reduce the large number of plastic phone cases that are produced and then thrown away and taken to landfills every year. Though it may sound like biodegradable phone cases would look or feel strange and unstylish, all of their products are designed well and come in a wide range of colors, sizes, and designs.
“We believe that the technology exists to make everyday products without everyday waste, it just takes the right company with the right community to make these products the new normal. This is why we are developing products made of environmentally sensible materials. To educate and inspire the global community of people who are committed to making a positive impact on our planet.” – Pela
We chose to feature Pela Case on our Sustainable Marketplace because they have eliminated waste from such a frequently purchased item as a phone case, and have effectively disrupted this industry by thinking outside the box and daring to imagine the possibility of completely biodegradable plastics. These innovations will not only continue to reduce the huge amount of waste that comes from the technology industry, but will also likely inspire other companies to use compostable alternatives in place of traditional, wasteful plastics.
If you buy your technology accessories from Pela Case, you will be preventing single-use plastic waste and supporting the switch to reusable and compostable alternatives that every company needs to implement.
Our Favorite Pela Case Product:
Tact & Stone
Tact & Stone is a sustainable menswear company; a stand-out brand committed to sustainability in the world of wasteful fast-fashion. This brand strives to create thoughtfully and beautifully designed menswear garments with style & purpose, and ensures that their supply chain is always ethical and sustainable.
So, when you shop this brand, you’ll not only look good but your purchases will have a positive impact on people & the planet as well.
The fashion industry is one of the most wasteful industries in the world; fast-fashion is cheap and convenient for both brands and consumers, but unfortunately lacks quality and disregards the negative environmental and social impacts it has on the world. If more people begin to realize these facts and support sustainable companies such as Tact & Stone, we can begin to turn away from this vicious cycle of waste and find alternatives that will help our planet thrive.
We’ve featured Tact & Stone on our Sustainable Marketplace because they are transparent about the kind of fashion industry waste and pollution they are combatting with each garment. They also thoroughly explain their supply chain and production process to educate consumers and demonstrate exactly why you can feel good about supporting their business and mission.
Our Favorite Tact & Stone Product:
Apolis‘ mission is to produce long-lasting everyday items which improve the lives of those who make them. Their business model is built on the philosophy that people can lead better lives when they are given equal access to the global marketplace.
Apolis’ main product is their well-made reusable bags for everything from groceries to your laptop & everyday items. Through their revolutionary business model, Apolis has been able to bridge the gap between commerce and economic development & harness the power of business to create lasting social change.
When you shop with them, you know that you are not only purchasing a quality product but also directly impacting the lives of the people who produced it in a positive way— that’s a pretty great way to shop.
“We believe that the commonality between currencies, flags and languages is people. It is people who are the innovators, the advocates, and the revolutionaries. Apolis is a small group of social entrepreneurs who believe that the most valuable practice in creating lasting change is by investing in people.” – Apolis
We chose to include Apolis in our Sustainable Marketplace because their mission and business practices prioritize ethical production and advocacy for the people who make their products. While traditional commerce tends to exploit workers in order to provide services and products for consumers at the lowest price possible, Apolis is forward-thinking and believes that true business done well can both provide a quality product to the consumer while empowering and uplifting those individuals that produced it.
Our Favorite Apolis Product:
Here’s a brand that makes stylish & affordable basics! KOTN is a clothing brand that produces quality wardrobe essentials & basics in an ethical and eco-friendly way– a concept we can totally get behind.
KOTN’s clothing is made from natural authentic Egyptian cotton, an incredibly soft material that is grown ethically in the Nile Delta. KOTN works directly with farming families in Egypt and purchases the cotton at a fair price—which helps to support local economies along the Nile and prevent the exploitation of cotton farmers and factory workers.
“By working directly with cotton farming families in Egypt, we want to rebuild the industry from the inside. We make our own fabrics from raw cotton bought direct from farmers at guaranteed prices. Like farm-to-table, but for your clothes.” – KOTN
If that weren’t enough, not only are their stylish items the perfect base for your closet, they’re actually surprisingly affordable too.
KOTN has been featured in our Sustainable Marketplace because we love and admire their quest to create affordable, quality items that are produced in a sustainable way that doesn’t neglect the farmers and factory workers involved in the process.
Our Favorite KOTN Product:
Commerce connects us all. May business lead the way on forming a new local and global economy that is profitable by benefiting people and the planet. Have a great time exploring our Sustainable Marketplace and thanks for being part of the movement to change business for good.
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Live Creative Studio is a marketing + sustainability agency based in Durango, Colorado with global impact. We work with purpose brands and companies of all shapes and sizes interested in or already launched on the sustainability path. We offer branding and logo design, graphic design, web development, digital marketing, and sustainability strategy.