Sustainability is top of mind here at Kōv.
Founded in 2020, we're proud of how far we've come with regards to sustainability initiatives and are excited to continue developing our efforts.
At Kōv, we're constantly challenging ourselves to do better with regards to sustainability initiatives; we knew there was an opportunity to raise the bar when we began re-designing our packaging.
We made a conscious effort to ensure our packaging is either 100% recyclable, compostable, biodegradable, or re-usable.
As a small business, there are many economical barriers to being fully sustainable. We're proud of how far we've come and are excited to continue improving our efforts as we grow.
The majority of our products are produced with Cellulose Acetate (CA), a more eco-friendly (and more durable) alternative to traditional plastics. CA is a synthetic fibre developed from plant derivatives such as wood pulp and cotton fibres.
The Soul Clip is currently produced with plastic - we know this isn't ideal and we're working to do better. It's our goal for 2021 to have all Soul Clips produced with Cellulose Acetate and be a plastic-free brand. We're excited to have released our first Limited Edition Soul Clip in Papaya just in time for summer - made with Cellulose Acetate!
Due to our stringent quality assurance process, there are products that don't make it to the end consumer; this is often due to cosmetic defects or low functionality. We're happy to donate all pieces that don't pass our quality tests (each individual piece is tested before selling) to our local Women's Shelter. If you have an organization you're passionate about, we'd love to hear more - shoot us an email here.
It's no secret that shipping releases toxins that increase our carbon footprint. We are happy to offer a carbon-offset option at checkout. By opting-in to making the shipping on your order carbon neutral at checkout (which is taken as an average destination distance + order weight), the equivalent value will be used to purchase carbon offsets. Want to learn more about this initiative? Drop us a line here.