Ten years ago, this husband and wife duo founded a company, Comfort Works, to combat the prevalent 'buy and throw' culture, especially when it comes to the big ticket item in the house: sofas. This homegrown brand gives old sofas a new lease of life and saves them from the landfills by selling custom sofa slipcovers.
"And because they are made from upholstery-grade fabric, they are pretty hardy and you can throw them into the washing machine after a grocery run," they add.
At home, they believe that education about sustainable lifestyles starts at home, especially when it comes to raising their kids.
You should always try to fix something broken or find another way to use it.
"We’ve built a habit of fixing things with the kids and we try to teach them that not everything broken needs to be thrown away," they share, "It’s very satisfying to see how handy they are now with duct tape and a glue gun."
Sharing tips on how to implement a zero-waste lifestyle, the couple reminds people to remember their 'why'.
"We all know that climate change, global warming, natural resource depletion, and dumping rubbish in the ocean are real problems with devastating impact," they say, "But looking at the bigger picture all the time can be very overwhelming and it's very important to pinpoint exactly why you want to start living more sustainably.
"If you are clear with your motivations, chances are this life change will stick. So, write it on your mirror, tattoo it on your bicep... Just make sure you always come back to your why!"