Considering the zero-waste starter kit?
Here’s more info on the amazing low-waste swaps we’ve included in our cool kit!
Zero waste swap #1: the set of organic cotton handkerchiefs
Ultra practical, our trio of organic cotton handkerchiefs will equip you for everyday life! Made from certified organic cotton sateen, these small handkerchiefs are very soft. The HANK hankies are finished with a variety of colourful hems, chosen by the seamstress. (The seamstress is quite nice, so please let us know if you have any preferences and we will be happy to accommodate you if we can!)
Zero waste swap # 2: the natural flannel handkerchief
More absorbent than the small organic cotton handkerchiefs, this certified organic cotton flannel handkerchief is off white (natural) with a red rolled hem. It is a must-have in our opinion, as it allows you to manage nosebleeds and absorb spills effectively on a daily basis. It will also be your best ally in case of a cold, as it is incomparably soft. And if you’re looking to add to your small handkerchief collection, Kurt has two brothers: an all-white flannel handkerchief and an all-black cotton version.
Zero-waste swap # 3: the yellow handkerchief holder
When you first start using handkerchiefs, you don’t always know how to deal with a soiled handkerchief. This is why we thought you would appreciate having a small hanky holder handy, to store your handkerchief when it’s been used. You can then slip the handkerchief holder into your bag, jacket or pocket with complete peace of mind.
Zero waste swap # 4: the cloth napkin
The cotton napkin is extremely practical for everyday use at home, on the road and even in the office. It can be used for days on end and saves you from using paper napkins, disposable takeout wrapping or paper towels every day. Plus, it’s truly lovely with its yellow pattern—so we bet it will make you smile! Oh—and also know that it’s been designed to last a long, long time… In our house, we’ve had the same napkins for over 8 years and most of them still look great (I say most of them, because some kids wear out their things faster than others)!
Zero Waste swap #5: the reusable paper towel
A zero-waste kitchen must-have, reusable paper towels are perfect for cleaning countertops and your kitchen table as well as managing all the little spills. They’re also great for drying vegetables before you cook them—or polishing the top of the oven after washing it. You’ll be wowed by their superior absorbency and we bet that paper towels will soon be a distant memory… Yep, washable paper towels are much more pleasant to use than their disposable alternative—and they dry super-fast too!
If you love Sophie and are considering building a collection of reusable paper towels, know that they can be wrapped around a paper towel holder because the sheets naturally stick together!
Want more great zero waste swaps?
You can add these other great essentials to your zero waste starter kit.
The bamboo washcloth
You may want to complete your zero-waste starter kit with a bamboo washcloth for bathtime or cleaning up after meals. Made from certified organic cotton poplin and lined with organic bamboo terry cloth, these pretty washcloths are ultra convenient for everyday use with children.
The reusable diaper wipes
We also recently launched ultra-soft washable diaper wipes! Thanks to these, you can avoid using disposable wipes or cotton pads. Again, they’re super easy to care for so you can focus on more exciting things than laundry!