Forward Newsletter | Issue 02: Keeping your waste low

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Hey hey,

Here we go for the second time around! In case you missed it last week, our newly launched newsletter is here to curate the best of the best for you in regards to casual conscious consumption and everyday life. 

Expect a behind the scenes of how paper is being made from stone, the Canadian bedding brand we can’t get enough of, and how we spent our week. Hopefully this will be a better companion than that happy hour rosé you’re nursing. See you here, every Wednesday.

-Jaclyn + Michelle, Founders

Carolina Gelen
Karst Stone Paper

The Latest: Newest Brands to Join Our Crew

Sömn: Bring sustainability into the bedroom with this Canadian brand dedicated to keeping you in bed longer– gorgeously colored, sustainable and biodegradable sheets made from Bamboo, Organic Cotton, and European Flax. 

Busy Doing What?: Our Founders Keeping it Real

Jaclyn’s Busy…

  • Updating The Verticale site, because my only goal for the Fall is to rock your world (or at least the way you shop) ????
  • Took to Hunter, NY this weekend. My finds: Schribners LodgeCatskill Mountain Country Store fudge, and a kind reminder that sometimes it’s best to do nothing by a lake ????
  • Educating myself and others on the Afghanistan Crisis
  • Literally sweating in these new boxy tees I got, but at least I’m comfortable ????‍♀️

Michelle’s Busy…

Diving Deep:  Something you didn’t know about Stone-Made Paper– why it exists and how it works. 

You may have heard that the magazine, book, and physical media industry is dying, but that doesn’t mean paper is. Australian brand Karst is looking to change the way we view paper and wants to innovate the industry for the better.

Today, the paper industry is the thirst-largest polluter in the US, using over 40% of the globally traded industrial wood.

Karst is making 100% tree-free paper. How? By mixing calcium carbonate (a natural material found in ground up stone) and a touch of high quality, non-toxic, non-virgin resin. They slowly apply heat and pressure, before pressing the materials through rollers, and then (TADA!) water-proof paper. 

Karst stones are mined from the leftovers of construction sites and waste dumps and do not need chlorine or acid or trees. Stone paper has a 67% smaller carbon footprint than wood-paper, and each metric ton of stone paper only requires 27 gallons of water which will continuously be reused and recycled. 

In 2019, Karst estimates that they saved 540 timber trees, 21,953 gallons of water, and 56,218 pounds of carbon dioxide from being emitted. 

Never play rock-paper-scissors the same way again, because rock will win every time.

See ya next week, same time same place.

Karst Stone Paper