Goods that Matter
Wool Dish Sponges - Gives to Common Ground Relief, Coastal Climate Credits
Up your eco dish washing game with our 100% Wool Dish Sponges, 10% of proceeds are donated to Common Ground Relief, towards wetlands restoration and coastal carbon sinks.
Wetlands are nature's sponge and our wool sponges are an all-natural option for your kitchen. Wool is naturally antimicrobial, perfect for a sponge and it doesn't shed microplastics onto your dishes and down the drain as plastic-based sponges do. Wool sponges are gentle on your dishes and the environment.
Bonus: once the wool sponge is at the end of its life, it is compostable. The light grey color is practical for long-term use with water or coffee stains, etc.
Set of 2, 5" x 5", handmade in New Orleans with Cruelty-Free South American Wool Felt, Label is made of 100% recycled paper.
How to use/care for: I threw mine in the dishwasher before initial use, it will shrink around 1/4" overall. Wash in dishwasher as needed, it may shrink a little again. Allow to dry between uses & it will shrink a little with use initially. Combine with a coconut, steel wool, or bamboo brush scrubby for dishes that need a more aggressive cleaning. Do not put in clothes dryer on hot, that turns wool objects into miniatures.
Donations from the sale of 6 dish sponges, plants one bald cypress in Southeast Louisiana wetlands. Dry your dishes in eco style & support our home-grown coastal climate solution via funding coastal carbon sinks!
Common Ground's work is focused on three primary programs: habitat restoration, environmental education, and community aid. This awesome organization mobilizes over 1,000 volunteers annually to plant over 5,000 trees and 20,0000 plugs of marsh grass, distribute over 30,000 pounds of food, manage invasive species, respond to natural disasters, and more!
More info on coastal carbon sinks:
Bald cypress can reach 36-72” diameter at breast height.
For an 18” DBH tree, sequesters 3,720 kg of CO2 after 50 years
For a 36” DBH tree, sequesters 20,650 kg of CO2 after 50 years
For a 72” DBH tree, sequesters 109,000 kg of CO2 after 50 years
Calculate your carbon footprint here on the EPA's website.
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Orders are shipped between 1 - 3 days upon receipt via USPS, UPS, or FedEx. We typically ship on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Once your order is shipped, you will receive an email notification to let you know that your Goods are en route.
Orders typically take 2-5 shipping days to arrive at your doorstep, this does vary per shipping service, especially during these supply chain issue times. We aren't responsible for delayed or lost/stolen shipments. We do offer UPS or FedEx shipping which includes insurance, which is recommended. **More shipping info below.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need something shipped immediately for a special occasion - or if you have any questions for that matter, and we look very forward to hearing from you!
All online shipments are carbon neutral. We participate in Shopify's Planet Millenium plan - which purchases carbon credits for each online order as well as helps to fund green carbon offset technologies which absorb carbon for 1000+ years. We also use 100% recycled boxes, packing paper, & paper tape - all of which can be recycled.
Merci Beaucoup & enjoy your Goods!
**Invoices are not included with packages due to many orders being sent as gifts, however you will receive an email receipt in your order notification email.
**Orders sent First class USPS don't automatically include insurance. Insurance is required in order to replace orders that have gone missing during shipment (a thankfully unusual occurrence). Priority USPS, UPS, or FedEx orders do include insurance for the value of your order. USPS claims can be filed here, FedEx here, & UPS here. Heads up that FedEx & UPS claims are far easier to submit and to actually receive payment for damaged/lost goods.
**Returns/exchanges - Unfortunately these are not possible due to the hygienic nature of the soaps and body care products. Made to order items are also not possible to return or exchange. For the rest of our items, if items are not damaged, an exchange is possible within 14 days of purchase with proof of purchase. As a small business, we are not able to pay for return shipping.
**Shipping Internationally: We are happy to ship to you wherever you are in the world! Just select your country from the list and when shipped via USPS, estimate 7-15 days for arrival. If shipping via USPS, tracking and insurance are sometimes unavailable, so we are not able to guarantee your package against being lost or stolen. (We haven't had any issues to date, knock on wood.)
**We frequently use upcycled shipping boxes & protective shipping materials, including bubble wrap, compostable shipping peanuts, & recyclable air pockets.
**Sales or discounts do not include gift sets, books, first aid kits, or Little Sun Products.
**Glycerin Soap - High quality glycerin soap naturally attracts moisture from the air. If your soap has a little of the protective waxed shipping tissue stuck, give your Bird or Bar an initial wash, this is completely normal for a handmade soap. The BirdSoaps are carefully wrapped in 100% recycled tissue paper to protect their shape during shipping.
Common Questions Answered
What payment methods can I use?
We offer multiple payment methods including credit cards as well as alternate payment methods including afterpay, shop pay, amazon pay, and apple pay.
How quickly will my order be shipped/available for pickup?
We typically ship on Mon, Wed, & Friday, but your order should be shipped within 1-3 days of receiving your order.
Local pickup orders are filled within 1-3 days of order receipt. They're available for pickup at our store during regular shop hours: Mon, Wed-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-5.
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Is a receipt included with my gift?
Due to the frequency of our goods being shipped as gifts, we do not include paper invoices or receipts (also more eco friendly).
Your receipt is emailed & we're happy to include a gift note for you - please include in the note section at checkout.
Do you offer e-gift cards for international customers?
Yes, gift cards are available to all customers, please find them here.
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*Minimum of 2 purchases for your subscription discount.
How are my fragile products shipped?
We use a variety of eco friendly packing materials to protect your fragile items:
- Accordion wrap to surround glass jars or bottles
- 100% recycled paper for packing material
- Compostable packing peanuts
- Recycled bubble wrap
- Upcycled bubble wrap & other packing materials we receive in shipments