Hi, I'm Caroline and I live in South-West London. Trying to live a more sustainable life is really important to me and I’m passionate about helping people make greener choices. So in 2018 I decided it was time I followed my passion and I launched my small business, myReusables. I started out by making fabric cutlery pouches filled with reusable bamboo cutlery, perfect for on the go, at a festival or a picnic. Since then I’ve expanded my range of products and make many things from repurposed fabrics, such as bags, make-up remover pads, bowl covers and napkins (named scrapkins) to name a few. I feel small changes to our habits and making greener choices really can make a difference.
Many of the products I sell I make myself. However the bamboo cutlery and straws, repurposed straw/spork bags and the produce/gift bags are are something I source, and I wanted to make sure I knew where they were coming from. When travelling in Bali a few years ago I heard about a social enterprise over on the island of Lombok, Indonesia called Gumi Bamboo. They help women get out of stone mining and instead help them work in a safer environment making earth-friendly products. So I’ve collaborated with them and they make the bamboo cutlery and straws along with some off-cut fabric produce bags from excess materials from the dress making industry. Knowing that I’m helping make a positive difference to women on the other side of the world makes me truly happy.