Right out of Ballston Spa, NY, --a hop, skip and a jump away from the Cambridge Food Co-op--is Earth Sunflower, a new company whose mission is:
...to not only educate the public on single-use plastics, but to provide eco-friendly, non-toxic, sustainable alternatives. We pride ourselves on the products we sell, the mission we stand behind, and the brighter, greener future we can all create together...
Owner and CEO, Jill Fecteau says, "I try my hardest to ensure that all of our products are sustainably, ethically, and responsibly sourced. I got first hand experiences in India and South East Asia where many of our products are responsibly sourced from. These rich cultures hold a very special place in my heart."
It was Jill's time in India and Southeast Asia that made her aware of just how much plastic waste there is in the world. She was so inspired to make a change in the single use plastic industry and give back to the countries that inspired her.
Take some time to get to know this company. It's super cool, and even more awesome, Jill has her own podcast on plastics: https://sincerelyearth.libsyn.com/
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Earth Sunflower makes a variety of cotton bags; everything from super durable totes with multiple pockets, to produce and bags perfect for shopping the bulk section of stores like the Co-op. We've got them stocked in our store!
Images courtesy of S. Miner