This holiday season, we’re suggesting taking the path less travelled, by gifting KOOSHOO and supporting other small, independent, and consciously operated businesses. This path invites you to slow down, spend intentionally and thoughtfully; feel good and do good for others. This, after all, is the Kooshoo way. Read on for the who, what, where, when, and why of gifting KOOSHOO.
The impacts of our consumptive habits are being made more clear as we learn daily about air, water, and land pollution from the industrial production of goods. Supporting small, independent businesses dedicated to putting people and the planet first, allows you to lessen that impact. It’s really that simple.
At the same time, with global prices for most goods rising, your dollars tend to go further with a small business, particularly when purchasing quality-made products. In “buying out” of the corporate consumption model and gifting products like KOOSHOO, you hold the keys to driving meaningful change. Supporting small creates a more just, equitable world - and that’s a big deal.
“We are actively shaping the future we wish to live in. A future where we all feel the awe, peace and balance of nature so deeply that we are inspired to protect and preserve it. We want to make our mark on the world without leaving a mark on the planet.” - Rachel and Jesse, Founders of KOOSHOO
A Note on Black Friday
As a small, conscious business working our hardest to be respectful of our impact on the environment, we’ve struggled with Black Friday and whether or not to participate. On the one hand, we emphatically disagree with the idea of mindless consumption. Indeed, we have intentionally created products that go against this notion.
But on the other hand, we are a small business. We rely on you - our customers - to purchase our products so that we can continue offering better options for you to choose from. It’s important that there be more sustainable products on the market that go against the conventional, extractive model.
So here’s how we’ve reckoned with this. Our take is that gifting KOOSHOO offers you a few big things, like:
- A better buying experience.
- An elevated product, one that is truly sustainable and better for this earth.
- The opportunity to slow down, purchase intentionally, and considerately.
- Spreading the KOOSHOO love around.
At the end of the day, it’s all about feeling good. If you happen to be shopping for holiday gifts this season, we can only hope to offer you a better choice.
This year, we’ve tried to think specifically of those who need to feel KOOSHOO the most. The teachers, the healthcare workers, the dentists, the grocery store clerks and maintenance staff, over-worked stay-at-home parents. These folks could use a break on a bad hair day and a thank-you for their tireless work. What better gift to offer than a pack of hair ties, a twisted headband, or a bundle set?
We’re thrilled to be launching two-pack hair tie sets just in time for the holidays, a cost-accessible way to share the gift of KOOSHOO. These packs are the perfect gift for any of those we’ve mentioned above. Note that for this holiday season, they're only available in the USA. Feeling overwhelmed with options? Fear not: we’ve set up bundles by hair colour and popular product bundles to beat analysis paralysis! Simply pick your favourites and voila: stocking stuffers and hostess gifts are set.
Remember getting socks in your stocking? Useful, but always a little underwhelming. Well, we’d like to give your stocking an upgrade this year that's sure to delight. Our Festive Hair Ties are like Socks, but great! A sneaky lil’ way to welcome the holiday spirit into your wardrobe, this pack has a colour palette that’s festive yet stands the test of time. We’re all about extending that “feeling good” cheer well beyond the holiday season.
Gift This, Not That
Gifting KOOSHOO is a simple and accessible way to participate in the change required for tackling the big issues of the day, like climate change and mindless consumption. By gifting KOOSHOO, you are making one small, positive change that makes a big difference: better ingredients, better labour practices, fair wages, and a better planet. But what exactly does that mean in practice, particularly when it comes to gift-giving? See below for ideas to leave a lighter, more positive footprint:
- Instead of giant packs of plastic-based hair ties, gift KOOSHOO plastic-free hair ties. Each KOOSHOO hair tie has 3 times the breaking point of a traditional hair tie (yep, we’ve had them tested), yet is composed of materials that can return to the earth, like organic cotton and rubber.
- Instead of a plastic headband or polyester hair wrap, go for an organic cotton Twist Hairband. Not only are they great gifts to share, but they’re also made from organic cotton, meaning fewer pesticides and insecticides in our environment.
- Instead of scrunchies full of synthetic dyes and questionable ingredients, gift a set of fair-trade, low-impact-dyed KOOSHOO plastic-free scrunchies, with so many colour palettes to choose from.
Simply pop over to our online store to find the perfect accessory for your favourite person. This year, as a gift to our incredible customers, we’re offering 25% off all products site-wide, now through November 29. Use code FEELGOODFRIDAY while the sale is on.
While we here at KOOSHOO are determined to offer you better choices when it comes to your hair accessories, we also want to make clear that “gifting KOOSHOO” goes beyond hair ties and headbands.
Kooshoo is a way of life, an attitude. It means “feeling good” and passing that feeling on to others. For us, it means slowing down and giving our time to those we love most. It means sharing our energies, lending a listening ear, or a warm hug at the end of a long day. We truly hope you consider giving the gift of Kooshoo all year round.