Sometimes we come across those small businesses that we just want everyone to know about. Sometimes we come across those small businesses that we just want to scream about from the rooftops. One of them is Kappi, and trust us; if you’re really trying to make an ethical change in your life, you’ll want to know about them and scream their name from the rooftops, too.
Kappi is literally your one-stop shop for all things a household could need to live a life with less waste, aka they offer a sustainable life made easy. They’ve got everything from reusable shopping bags, reusable straws and bamboo toothbrushes, to reusable silicone ziplock bags, organic cotton produce bags, and even matte gold reusable razors. Oh, and they’ve got kits and sets, like the Plastic Free starter Kit and the Bathroom Essentials Kit! Sorry, accessible and affordable ethical items make us a little bit too excited.
Now for a bit of backstory. Kappi was founded by husband and wife power duo Emily and Freddie (who you can get to know even better in our founder interview). After watching the ABC doco War on Waste, they understood the magnitude of Australia’s waste epidemic and its devastating effects and, as a result, made changes to live less wastefully. Their personal journey to live plastic-free intensified and became a passion as well as a lifestyle, so they decided to make it their mission to help others live the same. We are very, very happy they did.
Kappi is also a part of the 1% for the Planet global network, an organisation that has, to date, donated more than $175 million to the environmental non-profit partners they are affiliated with. Kappi has committed to donating 1% of their sales to approved non-profit partners, with 100% of this donation going directly to the partners of their choosing. The planet needs support, and it’s companies like Kappi that are helping to make a change for the better.
We know we’ve said it before but we’ll say it again: it’s businesses like Kappi that we all need to, and should, get behind. They’re helping to kick plastic in the ass by offering more eco-friendly alternatives to the traditional plastic household items and they’re doing immense amounts of good with the profits. Also, use EME10 at the checkout to get 10% off your new favourite reusable everyday items.
Want to know where Kappi sits and what they’re working on in terms of these 5 values? Hover over these values to find out.
We try to be as eco-friendly throughout all aspects of our business as possible. We work closely with our suppliers and manufacturers to ensure there is as little waste and plastic used in our supply chain. All of our products come shipped from our manufacturers to us without plastic.
We source our products from a variety of suppliers and manufacturers. We ask all our suppliers about their working conditions/wages to ensure they offer a living wage, however there are still gaps in information. We have made it a priority this year to conduct ethical audits at all of our supplier factories to ensure these standards are being upheld.
Our vision is to end plastic pollution and so minimal waste is essential for us to uphold. We work closely with our suppliers and manufacturers to ensure there is as little waste and plastic used in our supply chain.
We are a member of 1% For the Planet, which means we donate 1% of all sales to environmental non-profits creating good in the world.
We can trace our Organic Cotton bag range but not for the rest of our products/manufacturers - this is something we are working towards. We are conducting audits of all of our suppliers in the second half of this year so stay tuned!
“War on Waste opened our eyes to the waste epidemic in Australia for the first time. We were so moved and horrified by what we saw that we immediately decided to do something about it, and so Kappi was born.”.