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Eco-Friendly Brands Spotlight: Bizsu, Kombynation & Outfyt

Lifestyle December 21, 2020by Anja Ecks0

This second Eco-friendly Brands Spotlight is devoted to health and fitness. Meet the founders of three amazing brands offering eco-friendly choices for you to look good and feel good! With susGain, Singapore’s first rewards app for you, the planet and the environment, you can now easily find susGain verified sustainable brands, earn cashback and support a local charity of choice!

Meet Brice Degeyter from Bizsu

Do you have a quote or saying you live by?

Eco-friendly brands spotlight: Bizsu
Brice Degeyter, Founder of Bizsu

There are several quotes that inspire me. I would love to share this story from the French thinker Pierre Rabhi: “One day, says the legend, there was a huge forest fire. All terrified animals, aghast, watched helplessly the disaster. Only the little hummingbird was active, fetching a few drops with its beak to throw them on the fire. After a while, the armadillo, annoyed by this ridiculous agitation, said to him: “Hummingbird! Aren’t you crazy? You are not going to put out the fire with these drops of water!” And the hummingbird replied, “I know it, but I’m doing my part of the job.”

In terms of sustainability, I try myself, through my company to help, to do my part of job in making the world to be better than before.
This world needs more hummingbirds. We all need to be hummingbirds.

 

What was your motivation to found Bizsu?

In June last year, with my previous company (Central group – biggest retail group in Thailand), after a year of negotiations, we removed plastic bags from 10% of our stores (500 stores). And then, in a matter of days, all the competitors stopped giving away plastic bags too.
And a few weeks after, the government passed a law to stop plastic bags in all retail stores of the country. Since the 1st of January this year, all stores cannot give out plastic bags anymore. What I learnt from it is that when you show companies that there is an economic and financial interest, it can go fast. And when one actor moves, this is like dominoes, everybody moves.

How do your products help people to live a more sustainable lifestyle?

At Bizsu, we believe in a world where sustainability means saving or making money. A world where supporting the environment gives you financial incentives.

The way we build this goal is by offering products and services which are good for our environment, good for our health, and good for our wallet.
We select great solutions from small companies in the region, and we distribute them in Singapore. This way, we help (very) small companies to grow and we help people in Singapore to get access to cheaper, more natural products.

Listen to people around you, listen to the market, listen to nature, you will see that protecting it has never been so useful for our business, our health and the one of our children.

Favourite pick: CONTINEWM

Savings on energy consumption by up to 25% through its patented natural material which improves the heat exchange process within the AC unit.
Purifies the air and eliminates odors
Easy installation / Fits any type of air conditioning system
No additional operating or maintenance cost

 

 

Bizsu on the susGain app 

 

Eco-friendly brands spotlight: Bizsu
Bizsu on the susGain app

Click HERE and find the eco-friendly brand Bizsu on your susGain app (Beauty & Health) to earn cashback with your purchase and automatically support a local charity of your choice. The app listing also features Bizsu’s sustainability practises and the pledge to do even more! Please note that the link to the app listing only works on your mobile phone.

 

Meet Ethan Eng from Kombynation 

Do you have a quote or saying you live by?

Eco-friendly brands spotlight: Kombynation
Founder Kombynation

“Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again” – Steve Jobs

Fear of failure or inadequacy tends to hold people back a lot, especially in a society that is quick to judge. But I believe everyone was put on earth for a purpose and if you truly feel for something and have spent time and effort acquiring the skills and knowledge to execute your ideas to make the world a better place, there is no need to let the small voice (both your own and other people’s) hold you back. This is applicable not just to entrepreneurs but also anyone on a journey to live in a sustainable manner.

What was your motivation to found Kombynation?

The beverage industry today is one of the major contributors to both environmental pollution (plastic bottles) and obesity (sugary drinks). I started Kombynation Co. with my partner to show that we can do things differently, by producing fermented beverages like kombucha that is better for you and better for the planet.

How do your products help people to live a more sustainable lifestyle?

We have various sustainable initiatives from the very beginning of our journey. In terms of packaging, we have always only used glass bottles and try our best to collect back, wash sanitize and reuse them as much as possible, even going out of our way to offer incentives to people who return clean glass bottles for us to reuse. In terms of our production process, we either compost or donate our organic byproducts (tea leaves, fruit pulps and skin etc.) to organizations that valorizes these wastes into fertilizer or animal feed.

By purchasing a bottle of our kombucha, you are not just getting a drink but you are supporting a movement of small businesses like us trying to show that there is a new way of doing things.

Favorite pick: Gingeric Passion – Ancient immunity booster

Kombynation’s Gingeric Passion is a fusion of ancient wisdom. Ginger and turmeric are famous in the traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine to treat many ailments.  Passionfruit on the other hand is widely eaten in many parts of the world due to its low glycaemic index, delicious taste and numerous health benefits.

 

Kombynation on the susGain app

Eco-friendly brands spotlight Kombynation
Kombynation on the susGain app

Click HERE and find the eco-friendly brand Kombynation on your susGain app (Grocery & Household) to earn cashback with your purchase and automatically support a local charity of your choice.
The app listing also features Kombynation’s sustainability practises and the pledge to do even more! Please note that the link to the app listing only works on your mobile phone.

Meet Stephanie Colhag from Outfyt 

Do you have a quote or saying you live by?

Eco-friendly brands spotlight: Outfyt
Stephanie Colhage, Founder of Outfyt

 

“Save the Ocean one Outfyt at the time”.

With every purchase of an Outfyt, a % of the profit goes to Healthy Seas, a non profit organisation dedicated to rescuing abandoned fishing nets from the sea.

 

What was your motivation to found Outfyt?

Our first collection wasn’t sustainable and it made us think, react and make a change as we didn’t want to be a part of the problem but rather a part of the solution.

How do your products help people to live a more sustainable lifestyle?

All Outfyt’s products are made from recycled waste materials that can be worn for a long time. Designed without trend based patterns or visible logos each garment is easily worn for more than one usage area. This makes the consumer’s wardrobe flexible with less need for overconsumption.

Favorite pick: Tula Crop Top

Eco-friendly sports top
Tula Crop Top

 

PERFECT FOR Running, gym, yoga, pilates and casual wear
CROP TOP With in-built sports bra
SEAMLESS For a comfortable fit and clean look
REMOVABLE PADDING For added flexibility

Outfyt on the susGain app 

Eco-friendly brands spotlight Outfyt
Outfyt on the susGain app!

You can find Outfyt on susGain HEREThe app listing also features Outfyt’s sustainability practises and the pledge to do even more! Purchase from this eco-friendly brand via the susGain app and do good for your wallet, the environment and charity of your choice! Please note that the link to the app listing only works on your mobile phone.

 



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