What Makes a Business Sustainable?
Sustainability is comprised of three pillars – people, planet and profit or social, environmental and economic.
A sustainable business is one that builds its business model around all three (not just one) of these pillars.
Here’s what makes my styling business a sustainable business:
At my home:
- Compost food waste via Recycled City
- When I need to “dry clean” my clothes, I use Organic dry cleaning
- Recycling within City of Phoenix
- Driving my car less than 7,000 miles a year - biking and walking when I can
- Am committed to a zero waste journey – see below.
Giving back to environmental, non-profits in the community (and nationally) including:
Shopping secondhand for my clothes, shoes and accessories and as many home goods as possible.
Working with local businesses as part of my business:
- Consignment stores (for my clients and myself) - See where I shop here.
- Marketing and web design
- The Fit Alterations - Tailor
- Cobblers Den - shoe repair
- OPACs - Office Supplies and stationary
Supporting a number of locally owned businesses including:
- Citrine Natural beauty
- Honeycomb Organic Hair Studio
- Blossom Spa & Salon
- Local farmers at Uptown Farmers Market
I’m committed to a journey to reduce the waste and plastic I generate by using the following products:
- Reusable water bottles
- Reusable shopping bags – want one of my logo'ed bags? Just message me and I’ll send you one!
- Guppy Friend washing bag (catches plastic microfibers)
- Bits toothpaste bites (tubeless toothpaste)
- Meow-meow tweet deodorant (deodorant in a cardboard dispenser not plastic)
- Dental lace floss (refillable glass containers with floss)
- The Yellow Bird soap company (soap bars in a box)
- Linear Beauty for lotion bars (instead of plastic bottles)
- Compostable Pela case for my cell phone (compostable phone cases and more!)
- A safety razor
- Powder laundry detergent (comes in a box)