myReusables

KEEP - EAT - CLEAN - REPEAT

London, England

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Caroline Smith

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Caroline Smith

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About myReusables

Sales 84
On Etsy since 2018

Greener Choices and Sustainable Swaps

Trying to be more sustainable and make greener choices is something that’s really important to me. Seeing how much I was throwing away on a daily basis just didn’t sit right, so I decided to do something about it. There was a lot of talk about carrying your own reusable cup and bag, but I thought about what else people need when out and about and decided cutlery and straws were an easy swap from single-use to multi-use. So in 2018, with the help of my mother-in-law Pat who made some of the first pouches, I set up myReusables and did my first ever market selling bamboo cutlery in fabric pouches, perfect for on the go, at a festival or a picnic. Since then I’ve collaborated with the amazing Gumi Bamboo in Indonesia to offer other reusable and repurposed items. I feel small changes to our habits and making greener choices really can make a difference.

Many of the products I sell I make myself. However the bamboo cutlery and straws, repurposed straw/spork bags are are something I source, and I wanted to make sure I knew where they were coming from. When travelling in Bali a few years ago I heard about a social enterprise over on the island of Lombok, Indonesia called Gumi Bamboo. They help women get out of stone mining and instead help them work in a safer environment making earth-friendly products. So I’ve collaborated with them and they make the bamboo cutlery and straws along with some off-cut fabric bags from excess materials from the dress making industry. Knowing that I’m helping make a positive difference to women on the other side of the world makes me truly happy.

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  • Caroline

    Owner

  • Gumi Bamboo

    Maker

    The lovely people who make the bamboo products are part of a social enterprise in Indonesia called Gumi Bamboo. This incredible group offer women a safer working environment and better income to help them support their families.

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