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Ries is making the chicest refillable travel bottles you can get your hands on. Founded by a former Conde Nast staffer, Megan Graham has created sleek refillable containers with sustainability at the core.
When it comes to traveling we often go buy travel size personal care items or buy refillable containers that we just end up throwing away mindlessly. Graham found herself running into this problem when traveling for work and wanted to find a better solution.
“I just thought, ‘There has to be another way, there has to be a less wasteful, more sustainable way of doing this.’” – Megan Graham, Ries Founder
Ries is a line of TSA size approved refillable containers retailing at $18. The bottles are crafted from recycled plastic and were created with the purpose of being consistently reused. Graham saw the plastic problem in the beauty industry and wanted to innovate the way we reuse plastics. This is just the beginning for Ries as they continue to test different materials in order to be as conscious with their sustainability as possible. Ries puts value on the circularity of their product and hopes choices like using up-cycled materials will become more of a norm in the beauty industry.
“Working in the beauty industry was the best first-hand market research, confirming that there were no options available on the market that does what Ries is designed to do.” – Megan Graham Ries Founder
Genusee’s eyewear line consists of prescription grade optical, sunglasses and blue light glasses. These come in a wide range of different colors and styles. You can feel good knowing that with every purchase made fifteen plastic bottles are upcycled and 1% is donated to the Community Fund of Greater Flint.
Back Beat Co.
Back Beat Co, is a “people, planet and then profit” brand that gives a $$$$ about you and the planet. The brand is focusing on making sure their consumers are doing more than just shopping sustainably and has created a community through their clean ups and donation drives.
Everist is derived from ingredients that will naturally break down overtime and not pollute water systems. Their shipping cartons and mailers are recyclable or compostable and they offer a buyback program for the cap of the product to be upcycled for future Everist products.