A few decades back, the invention of plastic and styrofoam made great sense. It made our life easy. Especially, the disposable made up of these materials stimulated our fast-paced lifestyle. One-time use items such as plates, takeaways, coffee cups, plastic cutleries became an essential part of our lifestyle.
Today, we understand that the single-use plastics have become a nuisance to our environment. We’ve learned that it is not only clogging our landfills, destroying the ecosystem of our oceans but also adversely endangering our existence on this planet. More than 10 million tons of plastics waste ends up in the ocean each year.
Leafymade mission is to provide a sustainable alternative to the single-use disposables made of plastics and styrofoam. Leafymade disposables are made of natural and biodegradable materials that do not require complex industrial processes, bleaching, chemicals, glue, or any artificial substance. Thus, the carbon footprint is extremely low for its production. Leafymade´s flagship product is the disposable tableware made of leaves that comes in various shapes and sizes. (Leafymade shop )
While our products are enabling its consumers to adopt a sustainable lifestyle, Leafymade production process in India is empowering the tribal and underprivileged women. The leaf products are mostly handmade by the women who live deep into the forest of Odisha, India. At present, 200 women are involved in sourcing and production. Today, they have found a new source of income, a better work environment, and self-confidence. Read more: Why Leafymade!
Since the launch of Leafymade´s sustainable tableware in the Swedish market in November 2018, about a quarter-million units of leaf plates and bowls have potentially replaced 1,5 tons of plastic disposables. We were able to achieve this milestone with our partners and clients such as ICA Kvantum, Uppsala, Lagerhaus, Stora Coop Visby, Hemköp telefonplan Stockholm, Kooperativet Göteborg, SPG event AB, Stockholmsmässan, Nacka strandmässan, and others.
Now, we have reached a situation where we need to work with many more tribal women in order to scale up our production and operation to meet the increasing demand in Nordic countries. We have had the great year of 2019, where we established our product in the market, achieved a proof of concept, generated revenue over 500K SEK, and created a high demand for leaf disposables. In the year 2020, we aim for revenue of 2.5 MSEK, and thus we are now looking for new external capital of 2 MSEK through an equity crowdfunding campaign on Fundedbyme Platform.
We want to invite more people who wish to be a stakeholder in Leafymade and join hand to create a sustainable future. We would open our Crowdfunding campaign on 27th January for lead investors and a week later for the public. To know more about Leafymade business and financials, follow us through the link below.
Stora Coop in Visby, Sweden saw their commitment on sustainability rewarded, winning the prestigious White Guide Green Sustainable Grocery Store of the Year 2019. What is the White Guide Green? The White Guide Green is the first initiative to map Sweden’s food stores for sustainability. Of nearly 300 food stores tested around Sweden, from Norrbotten […]READ MORE
Action against plastic waste has many drivers across the world, because for so many years plastics, styrofoam, and paper disposables had become such an integral part of our lifestyle. And now more than 10 million tons of plastics waste ends up in the ocean each year. FacebookTweetLinkedInREAD MORE
Leafymade provides one-time use tablewares that substitute conventional petroleum, and paper-based products for fully biodegradable products made from leaves. In Sweden alone, over 6 billion units of paper and plastic disposables are used for plates, cups, and take-away boxes. Our flagship products are leaf plates, the first of its kind in the Nordics, and they […]READ MORE
Do you know the Indian state of Odisha has a unique place in the tribal setting in India with 63 tribal communities (1), which constitute about 10 million people (Total population of Sweden, and there are about 5 Million tribal women in the state? YES, we are talking about the lives of 5 million tribal […]READ MORE
Plastics, styrofoam and paper – a part of our lifestyle A few decades back, the invention of plastic and styrofoam made great sense. It made our life easy. Especially, the disposable made up of these materials stimulated our fast-paced lifestyle. One-time use items such as plates, takeaways, coffee cups, plastic cutleries became an essential […]READ MORE
It seems like summer was just yesterday, but here we are – scrolling our browsers in search of decoration ideas for Halloween! If you are like us, you have noticed how much single-use plastic waste gets thrown away during Halloween. This is why we came up with three sustainable alternatives to some classic Halloween decorations. […]READ MORE
There is a limit to how many resources Earth can provide. The linear economy not only depends on those scarce resources but also results in a non-biodegradable waste. However, there is an opportunity and a solution to these problems. If businesses and individuals reuse waste created from the production, the product life cycle doesn’t end […]READ MORE
A more sustainable living can be accomplished with small changes. We gathered some easy tips for you to reduce disposable plastic from your life. 1. Use soap bars. Instead of buying plastic packaged shower gel and shampoo every few weeks, you can use soap bars. Soap bars often come in paper or even without any […]READ MORE
India is a country where 60 percent of its population lives in villages. It is rightly said that the soul of India dwells in its villages. As a person who have lived in the cities, the village lifestyle is quite attractive. I get to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy […]READ MORE
As I grew up a lot changed around me. Life had its own pace and I reached to a point where I get to visit my mother once or twice in a year. One thing that I miss the most is the food prepared in the house by my mom. Even today, whenever I visit […]READ MORE
Leafymade is all about making disposable consumer products out of natural materials and therefore biodegradable. Our goal is providing a sustainable solutions to disposable plastic and paper. Yes, all our leaf products are for sure in complete harmony with nature! Our Motivation We are a team that is driven not only to reduce the footprint […]READ MORE