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About Us

Hi! First off, THANK YOU for coming along the sustainable movement with KarbonConscious and in doing so I want to be the first to say CONGRATULATIONS for making a DIFFERENCE and POSITIVE IMPACT in this world!

In case we haven't met, my name is Jennifer Gallagher and I am the Founder and CEO Behind KarbonConscious.

I find that in todays world, it can be challenging to connect with the person behind the brand and that is where I am making it my mission to change that. I don't know about you, but I love doing business with brands I can connect with on a more personable level. Maybe you agree or maybe not, but for me I just like having that personal connection so I encourage you if you are not already to follow along on IG @KARBONCONSCIOUS as I am most active on that platform so we can connect and get to know one another!

Now that we are basically on our way to being bffs...LOL you probably want to know a little about what inspired the creation of the brand, our mission and what we are all about. I mean you did click on the "About Us" page for a reason right?

Why do we call ourselves KarbonConscious?

You have heard of reducing your carbon footprint before right? If not it's ok let me explain...

Carbon emissions and other greenhouse gases are a result of burning fossil fuels in the environment. (I know sounds a little deep but it's true)

To put things into perspective, any activity required to fulfill a human need requires ENERGY that emits carbon dioxide. The electricity we use is made from fossil fuels such as oil, coal, natural gas, etc. The more we use up these resources as consumers the more we are increasing our "carbon footprint"

And so to represent taking a stand towards reducing our carbon footprint, we decided to get a little funky with it! So we made carbon with a "C" to a "K" to represent POSITIVE CHANGE and then add in the word "CONSCIOUS" and you are making a conscious positive change towards decreasing your carbon footprint while also being conscious of the products you consume. Making it a win-win solution - good for the earth and good for you!

Our Mission: To make a positive + socially conscious impact worldwide by spreading awareness and providing an organic sustainable solution in order to reduce the consumption of single use plastic throughout the world.

Just in case you weren’t aware here are some daunting facts around single use plastic:

1) On average over 500 MILLILON plastic straws are used DAILY in the United States.

2) Over 1 BILLION are used DAILY Worldwide.

3) On average 100,000 marine animals die each year from ingesting plastic and if we don’t start making changes ASAP the numbers will keep rising.

4) It has been predicted that if things keep going the way they are now, by the year 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.

5) The longer humans are exposed to the toxic chemicals found in plastics the more you are at risk for dangerous health problems including hormonal issues, reproductive issues, birth defects, cancers, skin problems and the list goes on and on (Pretty scary right?) This means if you are using a reusable plastic straw right now yes you are taking a step towards limiting waste which is amazing, however, you are still in contact with the toxins in plastic everytime you go to use it and that is why switching to an organic sustainable option like bamboo is so important for the earth and for your health.

I am a conscious consumer. I read all the labels on things I’m buying for the first time and try my best to be as conscious as possible. I’ll also be the first to say that I am not perfect by any means, however I believe that if collectively we make small conscious shifts along the way, that is where the POSITIVE CHANGE and GLOBAL IMPACT is made.

KarbonConscious is not just a straw replacement brand. We are a sustainable lifestyle movement that is starting with straws and expanding our horizons into additional conscious products along the way.

We believe in being conscious every step of the way with responsible and transparent sourcing and manufacturing ensuring our local Vietnamese artisans are taken care of with proper work environments and fair wages.

In choosing KarbonConcious, you not only are taking a stand by voting with your dollars towards a conscious and sustainable lifestyle, you are also providing jobs in Vietnam to economically depressed areas providing village workers with jobs so that they can support their families and live a fruitful life.

Again, thank you so much for being part of this movement and I am so excited to change the world together!