A few weeks ago I featured Toast Handmade, well Tessa runs another company as well and we are featuring it this week.
Keep reading to find out more about her second brand called plasticity.
Brand Name: plasticity.
Do you have a retail store, an online store or both? We have an online store and are available in many physical and online stores across South Africa (and further ashore)
What products do you offer?
We create upcycled plastic products, like pencil and cosmetic bags to upcycled organizers. They’re lightweight, durable and combined with organic hemp fabric.
What made you start this business?
I’ve always been aware of my personal environmental footprint, so I wanted to create a brand that used waste to create products of a high quality and value. I began experimenting with creating basic products like a hand stitched tiny planter sometime in 2017, and from there our range organically grew over the years into the products we offer today.
How do you choose the brands you work with?
We like to work with brands who value upcycled products and ethical practices.
What does sustainability mean to you?
Sustainability means committing to making changes and finding new alternatives. As a brand sustainability means creating in an ethical way, using waste materials and investing in high quality and eco-friendly natural materials.
What do you feel is the biggest misconception out there when it comes to sustainable living?
I feel that one of the biggest misconceptions is that you can’t make any mistakes, and that your lifestyle will become like a perfectly curated zero-waste Instagram feed and I think that might deter individuals from embarking on a journey towards treading lighter on our planet.
What are 3 of your favourite products within your range?
I love our upcycled organizers, and the crossbody bags! Another favourite is our large cosmetics bag, which encourages a more mindful and slow beauty approach to self-care.
I’ve also created an Eco-Karoo Box, a monthly curated box of eco-friendly products all made in the Karoo, with high environmental consideration, and created with love. The November self-care box is now available: www.ecokaroobox.co.za