As a marketplace, here at Biome, we are in a unique and fortunate position to work within a B Corp and get the opportunity to work with other B Corp brands. We gain endless inspiration from working with and elevating other companies that care about the planet as much as we do and believe in using their businesses to be a force for the greater good. We wanted to take the opportunity to invite some other brands along to the party and celebrate B Corp month together!
So get comfortable as we introduce some of the guests at this celebration Klean Kanteen, Keepcup Alter Eco, Pela, Badger, Ethique, Full Circle, Let's Go Nature'al, U Konserve, Soul Bottle, Stasher, Indosole, Outland Denim, Wares by Olli and Ella, Under Protection, Veja, Coconut Bowls, Onya, Etiko, Terrathread, Dumbo Feather and Hevea.
Introducing B Corps you can shop at Biome!
Klean Kanteen has long been an absolute staple of the Biome customer's life. With an incredible range of water bottles, canisters, straws and lunch containers, they are sure to become a staple of yours too! Fun fact about Klean Kanteen: Klean Kanteen's latest water bottle collection is made from 90% certified recycled stainless steel. By 2023, 95% of Klean Kanteen products will be made using their new recycled stainless steel.
KeepCup is another household name in the sustainable world, and for a good reason! With so many different colours and sizes, keep cup is leading the field in encouraging everybody to stop using single-use plastic. Fun fact about KeepCup: Once you have used a Keep Cup 15 times over a disposable cup, you have reached break even on its life cycle, including cleaning. Every use after that is a bonus for the planet!
ETHIQUE make incredible products, including solid haircare, solid body washes, face moisturises and washes and body butter. In addition, all of their products reduce packaging waste. Fun fact about ETHIQUE: ETHIQUE is actually one of NZ highest-scoring B corporations.
Onya is a brand committed to making reusable products that are usually single-use. Shop the range of reusable bread bags, bulk food bags and produce bags. Fun fact about Onya: Each bag is made from 10 recycled plastic bottles, meaning less energy and water used in production.
Badger is a body, beauty and balm brand that we love here at Biome. Featuring a range that includes a belly rub, a chest rub, a muscle rub and a night-night balm, these products exist to help you look after yourself. Fun fact about Badger: The tin packaging is made from 25-60% post-consumer recycled tin-plated steel and is reusable and 100% recyclable.
Alter Eco makes vegan and organic chocolate; need we say more?! With a range of delicious flavours, this brand is more than just a delightful taste; they also boast B Corp certification. Fun fact about Alter Eco: Alter Eco sure do like certification; on top of their B Corp accreditation, they are also certified organic and certified fair trade.
Indosole is a fashion brand, specifically a shoe brand that creates thongs and slides sustainably! There are various colours and sizes so you can find your perfect fit. Fun fact about Indosole: Each year, 1.5 billion tyres are being discarded worldwide. At Indosole, they have found a better use for these tyres and have prevented over 100,000 tyres from landfills and given them new life as soles for footwear.
Terrathread is a bag company that creates their products with fair trade materials in fair trade factories; they walk the talk and take the time to ensure ethical production. Fun fact about Terrathread: So far in their journey, the brand has farmed 11 hectares of land without pesticide use.
Outland Denim is a fashion brand that creates quality products made to last. They have grown their range to include a collection of men and women's denim and non-denim products. Inspiring fact about Outland Denim: Outland Denim was founded as an avenue for women's training, employment, and career progression who had previously experienced exploitation.
Wares by Olli and Ella
Wares by Ollie and Ella is a fashion brand creating versatile pieces for all shapes and sizes. The line is mostly maternity and breastfeeding friendly to support women through all stages of life. Fun fact about Wares by Olli and Ella: Olli Ella was founded in 2010 by sisters Chloe and Olivia in beautiful Byron Bay.
Underprotection is an underwear and lingerie brand that does things differently, using certified and recycled fabric to create high-quality underwear that is made to last. Fun fact about Underprotection: Underprotection only works with sustainable and certified materials such as TENCEL™ lyocell, recycled polyester, recycled nylon, recycled wool, banana fibres and organic cotton.
Veja is an innovative sneaker company that has taken the sneaker market by storm with its creative, sustainable solutions. Veja doesn't compromise on style. Fun fact about Veja: All Veja sneakers stocked at Biome are vegan friendly.
Pela is an innovative brand making sustainable solutions to phone cases, sunglasses and even air pod cases. The company's goal is to make everyday products without everyday waste. Fun fact about Pela: Pela was inspired by the Spanish word that can mean peel or to peel. Their thought process was, what if you could guard your "Apple" with a natural "peel", and hence Pela was born!
Etiko is a fashion brand that creates fair trade clothing. Their motto "wear no evil" is represented in their approach to making their products. Fun fact about Etiko: The founders wanted to make sure the products they were buying weren't made by workers who were mistreated, so they created a brand where they could do precisely that!
Dumbo Feather is a magazine company dedicated to telling stories that aren't told elsewhere. Every quarter they share stories of people who inspire and excite us. Fun fact about Dumbo Feather: They also have a podcast you can check out!
Coconut bowls is a brand that creates its products out of reclaimed shells that were discarded by the coconut industry. Check out their range of bowls, spoons, chopsticks and coconut utensils. Fun fact about Coconut Bowls: In late 2015, coconut bowls founder Jake stood on a near-empty beach in Bali watching a local man carve and polish souvenirs out of discarded coconut shells. The coconut shells inspired Jake, naturally shaped like a bowl, no plastic needed. This was where the journey began.
Full Circle is a brand intent on providing sustainable solutions to everyday problems. Their products include reusable snack and sandwich bags, a compost collector bin, dishwashing and vegetable washing equipment and compostable waste bags. Fun fact about Full Circle: The name Full Circle comes from the brand philosophy that a products life cycle should be cyclical rather than linear.
Let's Go Nature'al
Let's Go Nature'al is a brand offering sustainable solutions to otherwise plastic everyday products. Check out their reusable cup set, smoothie cup or unique stainless steel stackable lunch container. Fun fact about Let's Go Nature'al: The brand was founded by two parents with young kids who are on a mission to reduce the use of plastic.
U Konserve is a sustainable storage brand creating stainless steel containers. With all different shapes and sizes, these containers are bound to find a place in anybody's cupboard. Fun fact about U Konserve: Two friends who believed that small changes could hugely impact the global movement to protect our planet founded the brand together.
Soul bottle create glass water bottles to replace single-use plastic bottles. The glass bottles have animated designs to make them stand out, sustainable pieces. Fun fact about Soul bottle: The company is passionate about company culture, and they have worked very hard to create a happy, healthy and welcoming work environment.
Stasher is a brand creating reusable pouches out of silicone to encourage customers to move away from single-use plastic. Fun fact about Stasher: Stasher Founder Kat Nouri stumbled across the idea for Stasher as she packed her kids' lunch and desired using less plastic.
Hevea is a new addition to our B-corp directory and we couldn't be more excited to have them here! Their product range includes children's bath toys, babies bottles, menstrual cups and even collapsable dog bowls! Fun fact about Hevea: Hevea uses natural rubber sourced from the Hevea Brasiliensis tree. Hence the name!