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Conscious Box promotes conscious shopping by allowing people to discover the most ethical and sustainable products on the planet every month.
A subscription to Conscious Box gets you a variety of natural and pure products, from organic foods to vegan beauty products delivered straight to your door.
The company grew out of a personal vision of its core three founders: Jameson Morris, Jesse Richardson and Bjorn Borstelmann. Jameson tells me, “We’ve each been intimately involved with sustainability, nature and supporting organizations and businesses that do more for the planet since we were kids, so Conscious Box is equally, if not more of, a passion project than a business.”
Jameson and Jesse created Organic Soul at the same time Bjorn was building his business, Formalitees. They put their backgrounds together to “create a more ethical ethos surrounding the idea of ‘business’.”
Since product sampling is one of the best avenues for natural product companies to be discovered, they decided to start a fun service where consumers can try out sustainable and ethical products on a monthly basis. Each monthly Conscious Box also includes daily living tips. Customers can even earn points that they can use to purchase their favorite products in the full size version at discounted prices.
The goal is to promote better, more conscious shopping by consumers.
When asked why we should be “conscious” shoppers, Jameson believes “being a conscious shopper means more than just buying organic or following some sustainable trend – it means being aware and alert to how your actions and habits affect the world around you.” He notes that we live in a world of consumption.
“Resources are finite, human rights and ethics differ from country to country, despite us all deserving respect, and our morning coffee can have larger ramifications than just a rumbly tummy. We need to be conscious shoppers to counteract the negatives that come along with modern convenience. Our consumption habits, whether we like it or not, lead to environmental disasters, human rights catastrophes, and unsustainable trade patterns. The implication of why we “should” we conscious boils down to that fact that it is morally correct to preserve, rather than destroy, our planet and its resources. Not just for us, but for our children, grandchildren, and grandchildren’s children.”
For Jameson and Conscious Box, giving backs means going beyond what we think are the normal things to do for our planet. Recycling, minimizing waste, being conservative with our resource use, be it gasoline or electricity – these are all things they believe we should do as part of a culture of giving back.
Conscious Box is an active member for 1% for the Planet, a growing global movement of more than 1,000 companies that donate 1% of their sales to a network of more than 3,000 approved environmental organizations worldwide. They also provide charities with boxes for fundraising and work to set an example for other businesses and people to follow. A “better” way to do business.
Jameson and his team at Conscious Box truly believe their efforts have had a positive impact on people’s lives and the wellness of the planet. They’ve helped raise funds for meaningful causes, from autism awareness to animal rights. They’ve helped support businesses that are making products that don’t damage the earth.
Says Jameson,”we believe we’ve done something truly meaningful with our business, and we hope we can continue to make a difference.”
Do you consider yourself a conscious shopper?