With so many new moms here at Stonyfield who are searching for non-toxic household products but also wanting them to be stylish, we are excited about a new partner who has just joined the myStonyfield Reward’s program!
The Honest Company was founded by Jessica Alba (actress and mother) and Christopher Gavigan (author, former CEO of non-profit Healthy Child Healthy World, and father) and is your trusted source for non-toxic, eco-friendly, plant-based diapers and biodegradable wipes, organic bath & body care, and ultra-performing cleaning products. Honest products are not only high-performing but are also affordable and stylish so you don’t have to stash them under the counter!
We asked Christopher, founder and chief product officer, to take a minute and let us know more about their safe and beautiful products that we are honestly in love with.
How did your company get started?
After reading my book, Healthy Child, Healthy World, Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home, Jessica Alba approached me at my book launch party and told me her story—a supposedly baby-safe laundry detergent made her break out in a rash, she was frustrated about the lack of healthy options for babies, and felt that no matter what all families should have access to safe, non-toxic products. I agreed. We realized that Honest.com needed to exist and that together we could do it better. And because it’s always been my career’s mission to protect and improve child health and development and to inspire parents and caregivers to take an active part in creating healthy, non-toxic, and safer environments for their family, starting this company was the natural next step.
What is your company’s mission/philosophy?
The Honest Company’s goal is to re-define the “family brand.” We not only created a company that offers customers affordable, effective, and beautifully designed non-toxic diapering, personal care, and cleaning products (parents shouldn’t feel the need to be toxicologists to understand what they are buying!), but also provides exceptional service—we are here as an educational platform and community to inform parents and help them with resources to minimize chemical exposure, simplify their busy lives, and give them peace of mind. Moms and dads can rest assured that we only use the highest quality and safest ingredients. No harsh chemicals ever!
It also was imperative to us to extend this mission beyond our business, and, as a certified B Corporation, we strive to address critical social, health, and environmental issues by giving back to charitable organizations (Baby2Baby is our current partner), implementing transparent and sustainable manufacturing practices, and following mindful workplace practices. By doing this from start, we are eager to establish ourselves as a leader and hope to inspire other businesses to join us in actively transforming this world for the better.
Why are you excited about being a partner in the rewards program?
We love joining Stonyfield as a partner in its rewards program because we believe in working together with like-minded brands that are equally committed to making safer, healthier options accessible to families everywhere and also believe in safeguarding the planet. Thanks to companies like Stonyfield, we know we can collectively make a difference and hope that other businesses will take notice and join us in our efforts for transforming the marketplace so the healthiest, most sustainable options are the norm, not the exception. And, of course, we’re excited to share our great products with the Stonyfield community. We can’t wait to hear what you think of them, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Facebook, our blog, or by giving us a call.
Tell us about one thing your company is working on right now that you are really excited about.
It’s exciting to expand into new categories that our community has asked us to make (like oral care!). We think it’s really important to deliver products that our customers need, want, and will make them happy—we’re certain they’ll love these as much as we do and can’t wait to introduce them in Winter 2013.
What is your favorite flavor of Stonyfield yogurt (or product)?
I love Stonyfield’s Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt, but my admiration for Stonyfield does not stop there. The company’s website is a fantastic educational source about nutrition and food health and safety (it’s a must read!), and, of course, Gary Hirshberg is a hero of mine.