Innovative Thinking with Mary and Eliza from KANKAN
Can you introduce us to the KANKAN brand and product?
Mary, my co-Founder, and I are on a mission to eradicate single-use plastics from the personal care category, through a zero waste, circular economy solution that replaces the out of date “take, make and waste” industrial model, with a regenerative one that can transform our world.
We’ve created a range of natural personal care products that come in a can, yes that’s right, an aluminium can. Infinitely recyclable, we want to trigger positive change, by creating unique packaging that will further challenge the use of plastics and show that immediate change really is possible.
KanKan promote a circular economy, can you explain what this means?
There are three principles to the circular economy - Design out waste and pollution, keep materials and products in use, and regenerate natural ecosystems. We are committed to using these principles to guide us as we grow the business and make choices as to how we shape it going forward.
Like us, you believe aesthetics are important – where do you draw inspiration from and how do you ensure you’re delivering a gifting experience to your customers?
We don’t believe that modern sustainability needs to be sacrificial - totally the opposite actually! We want to elevate the experiences that people have with products but more importantly with the world at large. People want to do good, and people are learning quickly that there are brands out there that share that mission too. When you gift someone something, you want it to be personal and heartfelt, and buying from small businesses that put that energy into their products is obviously felt.
There are three principles to the circular economy - Design out waste and pollution, keep materials and products in use, and regenerate natural ecosystems.
What are your top tips for a plastic-free bathroom?
There are many ways we can do this, and it’s really unique for each of us. Some people love solid soaps and conditioners, others switch out their disposable razors for beautiful safety razors.
KANKAN can help too if you want to continue to use liquid washes and there are some great deodorant brands that are challenging the space too!
How would you describe Flexi-Hex in 3 words?
Innovative, beautiful and reliable