Written by Jennifer S. Li
January 2020. It’s a brand new year, and in the spirit of renewal, rejuvenation, & new beginnings, we wanted to reintroduce ourselves and reiterate our mission here at Recontained.
Britt and Tonia.
Recontained was founded by us, Tonia Soteros and Britt Kagan. We both have backgrounds in the fashion sector, which, as it happens, is one of the top polluting industries in the world. Living in LA, we are all too aware & dismayed by the onslaught of trash entering our oceans, harming our marine life, & the precious balance of the ecosystem. Many scientists and experts believe that global warming is essentially a waste management problem—the disposal of trash and industry byproducts creates harmful gases that are slowly suffocating and dangerously changing our planet... and us alongside it. But, regardless of industry, lifestyle, or geography, we wanted to create options for how to decrease waste and do our part in abating the climate crisis.
Saving the planet one bottle at a time.
Through our pop-up stores, events, online shop, and retail store on Abbot Kinney, our mission is to reduce waste, one bottle at a time. Our hope is that you will bring your bottle back to refill with our clean, non-toxic, high quality products, time and again. Not only does this reduce your waste and help the planet, it also creates an important relationship with a small, women-owned business.
Products formulated by us that we use on ourselves, on our families, and on our pets, everyday!
One of the things that makes Recontained unique, is that we work directly with a few USA based labs that specialize in organic ingredients, which allows us to offer you products that we love to use — nothing comes from an unknown, mysterious third-party vendor. This means that we know exactly what is in our refill line, and that we use all of our products on our own faces, bodies, hair, homes, and even on our beloved pets, each and every day.
To be continued…
Stayed tuned to our blog and Instagram to learn more about Recontained and our products in the coming months, but for now, that’s a little about us. We hope you’ll stop by the store and introduce (or reintroduce!) yourself soon.