Sustainable Small Businesses to Support
In honor of Earth Day, BVA would like to highlight some of the Start Small Think Big organizations that have sustainability in mind.
Earth Day is an annual holiday aimed to highlight the importance of environmental protection. BVA would like to take this opportunity to show support for small businesses who focus on protecting the planet with sustainable products and services.
In this article, you'll find a range of sustainable small businesses that we can support as consumers to benefit both small businesses and the environment.
1. Small Town Cultures
"We are a family-based fermentation company located in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks. About a decade ago I found myself chronically ill with an autoimmune disease. A myriad of medications and intolerable side effects ensued, there had to be a better way. Wild fermentation and a deeper understanding of the gut biome held the key. I am no longer sick and am constantly wowed by the powerful unseen world of probiotic microbes."
2. Don Carvajal Cafe
“I was raised between my grandfather’s farm in the Dominican Republic and New York City. In DR, I witnessed how modern technology has made farmers steer away from traditional farming practices— the use of additives, pesticides, herbicides, and other harmful chemicals has increased. Living in New York City I’ve noticed that the demand for healthy food options and ethical/sustainable business practices has greatly increased. People want companies that care and I don’t think that that is a hard demand to comply with. That is why I decided to create Don Carvajal Café. I want to change the way Coffee, in both its production and distribution, is perceived by strategically working against unethical practices that lead to deforestation, chemical runoff, and child labor— some of the very things coffee production is known for.” - Hector Castillo Carvajal, Founder
3. Commit to Green
"Here at Commit to Green, we believe that smart designs, intentional living, and composting resources in the hands of the right people (that’s you!) can raise environmental awareness in our communities, reduce landfill waste, and help leave behind a better world.That’s why we’re focused on designing and manufacturing high-end compostable products and disrupting the world of disposable packaging one bag at a time. Our bags and liners help to eliminate the use of harmful plastics and offer a responsible alternative to both traditional and new biodegradable plastics."
4. Endorfin Foods
"At Endorfin, we formulate each of our recipes from scratch using the highest quality fine flavor cacao we can find, employing just the right amount of whole food sweeteners, spices, & essential oils to let the brilliance of the ingredients speak for themselves. We never adulterate or dilute our products with anything that would cheapen or minimize the vitality-promoting aspects inherent to our unique style of processing, hence the lack of any dairy, soy, or refined sugar in anything we create. In essence, our products unite our old school purist ethos with modern technology & craftsmanship, resulting in a timeless picture of indulgence that is intrinsically sustainable and nourishing to the soul."
5. Eat Gwell
"Gwell is Welsh for better. We are a wellness company with one goal: live better. Our food embodies this goal with only natural and organic ingredients, no dairy, no soy, no gluten, no artificial colors, artificial flavors, preservatives, or fillers ever. We thoughtfully select our ingredients to optimize wellness benefits in under 3 bites. We are not in the business of making sacrifices when it comes to flavor. Our food is food you will want to eat again and again."
6. Smooth Pops
"I was inspired to create an all-natural fruit pop after mistakenly giving my son a Fla Vor Ice freezer pop when he was 6 months old, until I looked at the ingredients and found that it was made of sugar water, dyes and a whole lot of artificial stuff I couldn't pronounce.I just wanted simple natural ingredients, whole fruit to retain the most nutritional value, fresh ripe fruit for a bold fruit smoothie taste, and all blended into a convenient mess-free and portion-controlled tube packaging. So that's when I founded Smooth Pops along with my son, Rock, who is now our CTO - Chief Tasting Officer. Enjoy a refreshing Smooth Pop from my kitchen to yours!"
7. Don Bugito
"At Don Bugito we are committed to shaping the future by changing the way we eat. Our vision is simple, to rescue ancestral food practices and the use of clean ingredients by offering alternative protein snacks based on farmed edible insects and native American ingredients. Don Bugito's inspiration comes directly from my cultural heritage. Growing up in Mexico exposed me to the culturally rich traditions of eating edible insects and their use as “power foods”. Empowered by this ancestral food and their healthy, sustainable and nutritional qualities, I embarked on the journey of sharing with the world a little taste of my culture by creating a set of 'power' snacks for everyone to enjoy!"
8. Lady Alamo
"In 2011 wife & husband team Yiva & Bryce began printing and sewing bags out of their tiny apartment in San Francisco’s Alamo Square neighborhood, home of the Painted Ladies (Alamo Square + Painted Ladies = Lady Alamo).At Lady Alamo we strive to create everyday items that bring joy with each use. Focusing on natural materials, versatility and of course color, we’ve created a variety of Zipper Pouches, Backpacks and Reversible bags that you will want to show off every chance you get."
9. Triad Collection
"Triad Collection transforms the fashion merchandising business model through its philosophy of selling unique statement pieces that blend spirituality with dazzling design. Triad Collection was founded in 2016 with this absolute commitment to provide our customers with meaningful jewelry and accessories. Due to the ever changing merchandising landscape after Covid-19, we have expanded to provide our unique jewelry and accessories online with the launch of TriadCollection.com in 2020. Everything in our online shop has been carefully curated to offer only the most stunning statement pieces from our partner brands."
As an eCommerce agency serving DTC brands at all growth stages, BVA is excited to work with Start Small Think Big and their clients in order to support their online businesses.
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