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Why?

Posted by Claudia Schwaiger at

Why did we start Change to Green? There is one pretty simple answer: We wanted to leave footprints. Make a positive impact in our own, our children’s, other people’s lives. Every time I draw a little flower on one of our customer’s parcels I can literally see and feel their smile when they look at it. That’s my purpose. And yes, of course I can offer them an affordable solution to live a healthier life, too. And yes, they are contributing to a world without excess packaging through purchasing our products in recycled cardboard or organic cotton bags. Why do...

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Giving back the love…

Posted by Claudia Schwaiger at

This is to our wonderful customers. Every now and again I manage to fit an order in one envelope or a smaller box than expected. That means we can save shipment costs. What I usually do is adding a few more tampons in return, making sure our customers are getting the value they have actually paid for. It is always gratefully received and I get kind replies from our customers. Today, a customer wrote: Actually, if you haven’t packaged the order yet please give the extra ones to Hygiene for Homeless. I wanted to share this with you, because I...

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Work for a cause

Posted by Claudia Schwaiger at

A couple of months ago, we had an email in our inbox: “ … We are sixteen year old students. We are contacting you to inquire about the production process involved in manufacturing your sanitary products, as well as to see if we would be able to visit or meet with you to learn more about your business and products. Thank you for your help.” We replied, I met the two 16 year old girls and understood what they are after: First of all they want to understand our business and if it presents itself the way we communicate it: honest,...

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Change to Green turns 1 today!

Posted by Claudia Schwaiger at

Here we go, one year Change to Green in the world wide web! It was a pretty big step for us, even bigger than leaving everything behind in Germany and relocating to New Zealand. We have made loads of decisions we never made before, we were in touch with all different kinds of people, we invested a lot of energy and had a good couple of really long nights. The outcome? Well, we got in touch with you, wonderful customers, shop owners, people who believe in us, our products and their quality. People who get why we do what we...

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One year ago...

Posted by Claudia Schwaiger at

... our world changed to green. It became real: until November 2014 we planned, designed, got in touch with suppliers, ordered, paid and then... The first fabric samples arrived! How wonderful! Something to touch, to feel. And wow, it felt different. Just right. Off to Kathy with the beautiful fabrics... And here they were, our first sample bags. And then another very exciting day: The wessel with the tampons arrived. We tracked it and knew it would arrive in time. Ralph stayed at home, busy taking screenshots from the Tauranga Harbour webcam and I was heading off to shoot a...

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