Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe serves an entirely vegan menu. They have three locations in Seattle: Greenwood, West Seattle, and Queen Anne. In this conversation with the Greenwood kitchen manager, Careth Wilkinson-Davis, we learn about the cafe’s growth over the years and creative ways to reduce waste in a restaurant.
A Conversation with a Low Waste Vegan Restaurant in Seattle: Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe
Blendily is a skincare kitchen based in Portland, Oregon. We got to chat with founder, Ivy Chuang, who was motivated to create Blendily by her daughter’s birth.
Scoop Marketplace is a zero waste grocery store in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. You can bring your own containers to purchase bulk dry foods, herbs, spices, personal care products, household products, and more! In this conversation with the owner, Stephanie Lentz, we learn about how she decides which products she sells, her personal definition of sustainability, and what’s coming next for Scoop.
Girlfriend Collective is an activewear brand based in Seattle. We got to learn more about their environmentally and socially responsible initiatives including their new closed loop manufacturing program, ReGirlfriend, in this interview.
Lois Ko is the owner of Sweet Alchemy Ice Creamery which has two locationsin Ballard and the U District in Seattle. In our conversation, she shares her journey from being an ice cream scooper to an ice cream shop owner, how she’s managed to reduce waste in her business, and her advice for other business owners.
Scott Andersen is the Co-founder and Director of Stakeholders Stewardship at Artisan Dental which is located in Madison, Wisconsin. In our conversation, he shares about the decision to get Artisan Dental certified as a B Corp, some examples of the positive environmental impacts of that decision, and his advice for business owners who want to take the first step in becoming more sustainable.
Abena Boamah is the founder of Hanahana Beauty. She shares how she started Hanahana while she was in grad school, what she wishes she knew when she first started her business, and the importance of building a true relationship with the women in Ghana who supply the shea butter for her beauty products.
Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry creates unique pieces from recycled metals and ethically sourced diamonds. Valerie shares how she got started, her inspiration, and the importance of creating everything in her city, Seattle.
I chatted with Ardis Burr of Up & Undies. She helps divert excess clothing from landfills by upcycling old t-shirts into new underwear. She shares why upcycling is important to her and the process to get your very own pair of undies!