A business uses a ton of stuff. To manage our impact, we adopted Environmentally Preferred Purchasing policies across all our operations for things like office and cleaning supplies, shipping materials, and manufacturing equipment. We prioritize products with recycled-content, and opt for solutions that are recyclable or biodegradable.
Paper & pens
Americans trash 105 billion pens per year, most of them made of plastic. We purchase 100% recycled-content paper and pens made from recycled tires.
Non-toxic, biodegradeable cleaning products
We source reclaimed or reused furniture and dishware.
We offer organic snacks in the kitchen.
Right now, we have a couple different bags in circulation. Some are 100% compostable bags made of bio-based materials. But since composting in the US isn’t quite there yet in terms of accessibility, we’ve switched to 100% recycled LDPE bags with a biodegradable polymer (BDP) that allows it to break down in landfills. Just an FYI – you might still get a compostable bag until we fully phase them out.
Service & community
We think it’s pretty cool when you have a positive impact on your community so we offer incentives for our employees to lend a hand to their community. Some causes are best served simply by donating some cash money, so we do that too when it makes sense.
We provide our staff with one paid day off per month to volunteer. We offer company-wide service days several times a year, and regularly highlight volunteer opportunities to make giving back a little more doable. This year, we organized a beach clean-up at Playa Del Rey and spent a day volunteering with Kiss the Ground, a non-profit organization that focuses on regenerative agriculture.
We celebrate staff birthdays by donating to TreePeople, an organization that supports urban forests in LA by planting a tree in their name.
We also give back through sustainability-focused collaborations like our Earth Day sweatshirts whose sales went to support TreePeople, and our No Red Carpet Needed Collection of which 25% of the revenue went to support sustainable education at the MUSE School, CA. In 2017, we created Action Tees—for each tee purchased, we donated $30 to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, or EDF.