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Sustainability / Re-use

Koonyai Studio's Commitment to Sustainability

Social Sustainability Commitment

Koonyai Studio always pays employees a fair, livable wage. When the work gets out of hand, women who experience homelessness and domestic abuse from local shelters are hired to assist with the needs. They gain back their confidence and self-worth while learning jewelry making skills. Our hope is to expand business to be able to hire these women full-time to provided beneficial professional experiences to help them with finding careers, and help in ending the cycle of homelessness. 
 

Environmental Sustainability Commitment

All of our packaging materials, from jewelry tags to shipping boxes, are made to have the least environmental impact on the planet. Koonyai's cotton bags are made with 100% unbleached cotton to ensure that the least amount of chemicals is involved in the making. Cardboard boxes and newsprint stuffing are made of recycled fibers and post-consumer material. All of Koonyai's materials, parts, and packagings are sourced and made in the U.S.A. to bring the jobs back to local community--only using responsibly sourced materials. It's a win-win situation! I also keep jewelry tags tiny because I know you toss them away anyway. We believe social sustainability has equal importance to environmental.

Reusing Koonyai's Packaging

Here are a few ideas on how you can reuse them before recycling or discarding.

AIR FRESHENER

Rice, essential oil, Koonyai jewelry bag.

Mix 1/4 cup of rice with 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil. Add scented rice into jewelry bag. Hang your new air freshener in your car or closet.

Try these also:

  • Put scented wax cube into Koonyai jewelry bag for a fast and easy closet freshener.
  • Add these ready made Downy Unstopables Scent Booster into Koonyai jewelry bag to freshen up your closet, drawers, or gym bag.
  • Coffee Lovers? Instead of discarding ground coffee, dry it and put it in the jewelry bag. It is great for making your refrigerator odor-free and keeping your car smelling like a fresh brew cup of coffee.

HOME-BREW TEA

Loose leaf tea, Koonyai jewelry bag

Our jewelry bag is made with food-grade, raw and 100% unbleached cotton. Wash off the Koonyai Studio logo with dish soap and rinse well. Add 1-2 teaspoon loose leaf tea per serving into the jewelry bag. Brew according to tea instruction. Enjoy your eco-friendly, waste-free cup of tea! Cotton bags can be reused again and again. No more disposable tea bags in the landfill!

Try this also:

Use Koonyai jewelry bag as an herb sachet next time you make soup and stock.

EVERYDAY BODY SCRUB

Soap bar, Koonyai jewelry bag

Add your favorite bar of soap into the Koonyai jewelry bag. The cotton texture is more gentle for the skin compared to a plastic loofah. *Look for a bar soap without micro-beads to help preserve water system and marine life.*

HERBAL BATH TEA

Dried herbs and flowers, bath salt, essential oil, Koonyai jewelry bag

There are plenty of recipes on Pinterest to make your own luxurious and mess-free herbal bath tea, or try this Lavender Bath Tea from BlahBlahMagazine.

 

 

 

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