Biz Trend: Eco-Constructionism
With all the distress around our dying ecosystems and the frailty of our planet, more and more startups and businesses (including yours truly) are focusing on efforts that will do their portion in saving the planet. While we ourselves don't claim to be a hundred percent knowledgeable in the term "eco-conscious", the brands we work with and bring into our boxes all have this in common. (So we'd like to believe that we are part of a joint effort in making this planet healthier, at least through healthy snack options.)
Eco-chic at its best: Dao
One of the brands that inspire us to no end is our brand partner, Dao. Founded in France, Dao makes organic, vegan products. Many companies claim they are "eco-centric," but few have made the leaps that Dao has in terms of really scaling their business towards "eco-constructionism," a construction philosophy where every aspect of a structure and its architecture is 100% sustainable and doesn't contribute to global warming.
For instance, the company's very factory is made from a "vegetable roof," and is fully-insulated using only brick & wood, just as it was pre-industrial revolution. The entire factory operates on geothermal energy, thanks to Dao's exclusive electricity supplier in France who ensures only 100% renewable energy, and makes this directly available to the raw material producers and farmers.
(Did we mention that the company is based in the idyllic Provence region of France, where life seems to be a microcosm of the perfect world, kind of like a European Bhutan, if you will. Sigh.)
Everything made in Dao's premiere factories is made "like at home" (in the company's own words). Even the flour they use is sourced from a supply network of flour that supports truly local planters and farmers. This concept of keeping everything controlled, small, and meaningful is symbolized their small, good biscuits and dried fruits, which are their main products.
Raw Bites Recommends: Dao
Dao biscuits are organic, vegan, made in France, and totally inspiring as a business, as you've read. Here at Raw Bites, we carry their Apertif range of biscuits. These have a maximum of only six to seven ingredients, which are clearly labeled in each beautifully-design package. Designed to satisfy your cravings for something crunchy and savory, they are great on their own or with some natural cheese and dried fruit. You can get Dao exclusively through your Raw Bites Box. Order yours today!