At Sande Kids, we are passionate about the world we will leave to our children.
As Earth Day approaches on April 22nd, it's a great opportunity for small businesses to consider their impact on the planet and explore ways to become more sustainable.
Sande Kids™ launched in January 2022. Before kids, I was an Environmental Scientist so I knew that I wanted to create a business that considered our impact on the environment from the very start. We are committed to continuing our efforts to lessen our environmental impact while creating products as mindfully as possible.
Here are some of the ways we incorporate sustainability into our business;
We work with like-minded manufacturers to create quality, long-lasting products while also ensuring methods to create these products are ethically and environmentally sound. We take the time to understand our suppliers, production and processes involved in our business to ensure we align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals to protect people and planet.
Our Sande Kids™ Sand Brush is Fair Trade and handmade ethically in Sri Lanka. It's made sustainably from all-natural materials, including hard-wearing, sustainably sourced rubber wood and a combination of coconut husk and jute fiber bristles. It's fully biodegradable and compostable.
Our Waterproof Car Seat & Pram Liner is made from Food Grade Silicone, which doesn't break down, therefore not releasing micro-plastics into the environment. It's highly durable and designed to last. If you can't find a friend to reuse it, it can be returned to us for recycling.
Our Beach Hauler™ is high-quality and made to last. Where we have not yet been able to use sustainable materials such as our mesh fabric, we plan to switch to eco-friendly alternatives in the future, as advancements in technology make it possible.
We have chosen to be minimalist with our packaging choices. We use all recycled or FSC certified paper, swing tags and packaging and deliver in compostable or recycled ocean plastic satchels. Even our postage labels are compostable.
We have partnered with Take 3 for the Sea. An awesome initiative that our kids can get involved in. The idea is to take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or other natural area to reduce plastic pollution. As a business, we aim to bring further awareness to this catastrophic issue. We donate $1 from every sale contributing to education and action.