Our Problem: Buying food free of plastic totally sucked.
Every idea starts with a problem. Ours was simple: it needs to be easy to reduce plastic.
We were a couple of working professionals, no kids, no commitments but the time investment & planning involved to make sure the jars that needed to be refilled in store were empty at the right time was becoming a second job.
Then there was packing up the jars in bags which weighed a ton, to take to a store that was well out of our way and calculate the weight of the jars before and after filling.
Before you know it..boom.. like that half of Saturday was gone!
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With a career background in Retail, I couldn’t just sit back and wait for someone else to ‘fix’ the plastic filled supply chain.
So I got my business partner involved and we started Paperbark Pantry to create an alternative that would fit into busy lives, easily.
Paperbark is a natural material that can be used to wrap food – hence the name!
As we started looking into sourcing our range, I was shocked at the variance in quality between products. Supermarkets have such a long supply chain, with people needing to make money at each stage – that as soon as costs go up, quality is sacrificed.
Well not with us.
We have minimal costs, no middle people and a goal to bring ethics, quality & sustainability back into retail.
Animal Lover. Baker.