We agree with Yvon Chouinard when he said, “To do good, you actually have to do something.” We’re proud of the actions we’ve taken to lessen our environmental impact and we’re always looking for opportunities to do more. These are some of the ways we’re acting on our commitment to sustainability, a healthy environment, and a circular economy.
All our packaging materials contain recycled materials and can in turn be recycled or composted. We’re a member of the No Issue Eco-Alliance and we have big plans to take our eco-friendly packaging commitment to the next level. To minimize our carbon footprint, we ship orders once a week (every Monday). Instead of having trucks come and go every day, we schedule all outgoing shipments at one time, lessening road traffic, fossil fuel consumption, and gas emissions.
We only make, sell, or recommend products that we’ve personally tried and loved. We scour ingredient lists and research harvesting practices, we sniff, stare, and tug at everything and if any aspect of a product seems ho-hum, unethical, or fake, we send it back.
At GWBW, we recycle all paper, glass, tin/aluminum, plastic, and batteries. Located on a permaculture farm, our building is energy efficient and we use only non-toxic, plant-based cleaning products.
Many of the products we sell are made by small business owners in the USA. We support artists and entrepreneurs via Patreon, Kickstarter, and by commissioning pieces. We support vendors in our local community as much as possible and are proud to say that GWBW exclusive products are designed and manufactured in the USA.
GWBW is proud to be a member of 1% For the Planet, an international organization whose members donate at least one percent of their annual revenue to environmental causes. We also regularly donate to our local food bank and several family and children-focused non-profits, and donate gifts for children during the holidays.