Meet Kate and Nataly, sisters and founders of Kiwi Eco Box
Hello world and thanks for visiting our website. It was created with love by Kate and Nataly, sisters and natives from Ukraine, who settled down in sunny Austin,TX.
We have a question for you – can you imagine your day without plastic? Morning starts with a plastic toothbrush and toothpaste in plastic packaging, brushing your hair with plastic hairbrush, on your way to work you get a coffee in a plastic cup… And wait, it’s still only beginning of the day.
Researchers found that Americans generating an average of 230 lb of plastic per year.
WE MADE PLASTIC. WE DEPEND ON IT. NOW WE’RE DROWNING IN IT.
Back in 2019, we got inspired by our friend that spontaneously decided to live zero-waste. It sounded hard, but there was a growing movement of people who adopted a zero-waste lifestyle, so we thought why we couldn’t be one of them.
Why we decided to go with the subscription model
The idea came from our own experience.
We used a loofah sponge for dishwashing and normally it lasts for a month or so. And a loofah sponge isn’t a very popular item, so you can’t just buy at any store. So to get a new one, we had to search online and place an order. And of course you remember needing a new loofah only when you need it to wash your dishes. Then, when you get to the computer, you forget it. So we thought it would be wonderful to receive it each month without all the hassle.
Same with the toothbrush. Dentists advise you to change your toothbrush every three months. Finding a good bamboo toothbrush isn’t that easy. But if you will get it every three months, that would be super convenient.
That’s why we think the Kiwi Eco Box subscription model fits perfectly, because you receive the new items right when you need to replace the old ones. And you can throw out old products without any harm to the environment.