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.
Injustice and pollution are interconnected. If you want to address issues of injustice, you must examine all systems impacted by inequality. "The communities most impacted by police brutality are the same communities most vulnerable to climate change," says Reverend Lennox Yearwood, Jr. Environmental protection rollbacks over the past few years are now blatantly and rightfully dubbed as environmental racism in action. Adverse environmental events are widespread, varied, and absolutely pervasive: from pandemics to toxification, seemingly unrelated factors are both exacerbators and outcomes of the global environmental crisis. Some bear the brunt more than others. Now that the public is linking social justice with the environmental dialogue, what are actors doing about it? We see positive strides from business, as green chemistry is becoming more of a hot topic, to policy, as Congress introduces a measure that could allow our government to "investigate or address the disproportionate impacts of the COVID–19 pandemic in environmental justice communities."
For too long, industries have ignored the just fight for sustainability and inclusivity within their own spaces. The world is changing and the market must keep up with the so-called "fringe" idea of embedding the supply chain with socially and environmentally equitable values. Now, London Fashion Week, a clear front-runner earlier this Winter within the sustainability space, is capturing the newly emerging zeitgeist and making it a launchpad for the future. Google and the World Wildlife Fund are tracking the source of raw materials to help brands make better decisions in picking suppliers, especially as fashion drifts away from the concept of a fast-fashion business model. Yet, plastic's fast production is still creating a bigger plastic crisis, especially as the market pushes the narrative that plastic products are a better way to fight viral spread. Will our innovators take a moment to combat the viral spread of plastic infecting our environment?
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 2,000 bottles to 90+ organizations, including hospitals, fire departments, food pantries and more.