We create healthier chemistry between people, the things they love, and the planet. We also create this bi-weekly newsletter — curated with interesting and inspiring stories relevant to anyone interested in making our industries and our economies more bioharmonious.
From plastic bags to nurdles, some estimates say a billion more tons of plastic could blanket earth by 2040. This anticipated wave of plastic pollution is paired with more resounding evidence that toxicants, like endocrine-disrupting chemicals often found in plastics, are negatively impacting human and planetary health. More people are brainstorming what solutions are out there and how they can all come together in a coordinated effort to resolve our plastic pollution crisis. Companies are turning toward more biocompatible materials, chemical recycling or product redesign to find incremental solutions. Experts in sustainability fields are focusing on a more systemic, transformative change involving the entire supply chain to embrace biocompatible circularity. At this moment, there’s room for both: incremental innovation that must be paired with a motivation to evolve the system to phase out the plastic.
2020 has been a year of reawakening to the realities of public health, and social and racial injustice. According to recent polls, climate change is no longer at the forefront of American’s minds. Some argue otherwise, as the climate crisis is a topic inextricably linked to public health concerns and the fight for equality. According to climate advocates such as Rhiana Gunn-Wright, architect of the Green New Deal, it is now easier than ever to actively discuss climate change and its connection to topics in today's political climate. Vigilance is critical. Sustainability and inclusivity are applicable to all aspects of society. In turn, the textile and beauty industries seem to be embracing these ideas more seriously. Decarbonization and fair trade practices are being revisited with extra scrutiny to further true green growth. Sustainability is no longer a buzzword; it is a continual process of self-reflection aiming for lasting impact.
Our new FDA-regulated Gel Hand Sanitizer is now available for sale for personal and corporate use. We’ve eliminated the need for toxic preservatives, petroleum-based thickeners and endocrine-disrupting chemicals, resulting in a non-toxic hand sanitizer made with only four ingredients – including 70% alcohol and Activated Silk. Not only is it safe for waterways when washed down the drain, it is effective in providing a protective barrier for skin to deliver hydration. With our Helping Hands program, 100% of the profits from hand sanitizer sales go toward helping those in need. So far, we’ve been able to donate more than 2,400 bottles to 100+ organizations, including hospitals, community organizations, health centers, food pantries and more.