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Outside of The Eco Mum community, which initially started as a place for me to download my brain (read about our mission and my story here) I am also sole Director of a company that is completely dedicated to making a tangible and HUGE difference to our Earth.
My husband and I founded Lavenderia Group in 2011 and the group of companies now incorporates:
- The Eco Mum Community
- Lavenderia NappyCare
Australia's premier (and very first!) eco-friendly modern cloth nappy washing and delivery service. Started in Sydney to service families and rapidly expanded to businesses and a full suite of amazing eco-friendly and affordable products.
- Lavenderia Sustainable Solutions
Servicing the Child Care, Aged Care and Healthcare industries with a range of sustainable solutions including the full suite of reusable and compostable products to replace disposables.
- Mum's Outlet
Escape the everyday with Mum's Outlet - an online super store dedicated to only green, sustainable and natural living products that are gentle on the earth, gentle on our bodies and gentle on our souls - and wallets!
- WAHM Bam
Like a cyber-cuppa with a girlfriend, Work At Home Mums Business Assistance Movement provides a safe place for work at home mums to share, find support and gain balance in their very busy and fast paced lives.
History of The Group
Each of these businesses is designed to make a difference to the lives and homes of Australian families, or indeed families worldwide. I just can't help myself - I love to contribute, its such a growth enhancing way to live. I really enjoy all the work I do in each of these businesses! :-)
Anyway, back to the point of this post...
The company that was nominated for the Aus Mumpreneur Awards is Lavenderia NappyCare. We are SO thrilled to have been nominated - what an honour!
Lavenderia NappyCare started out as our solution to a little dilemma I had when my little girl (now nearly 4!) was born... I couldn't lift washing baskets full of wet nappies because of my c-section!
It has grown exponentially since that time and is now servicing many Child Care Centres all over Sydney with reusable nappies as well as a whole lot of other green products. We are so excited to see the difference this business is making towards the planet.
Living in the Blue Mountains of NSW, we were recently issued a notice by Council that our landfills up here would be FULL in less than 5 years. Our Katoomba landfill is already full and most waste is trucked down to Blaxland, in the mid-mountains, for processing.
Whilst all our businesses strive to make a difference, the difference that most excites me is changing the paradigm on a business level in the Child Care, Aged Care and Healthcare industries around one off and single use products. Lavenderia NappyCare is providing a viable, affordable way to avoid using disposable nappies, wipes and gloves and saving all that waste from landfill. So far we have saved something like 1000 tonnes from Sydney landfills in the past 2 years which is amazing and we are thrilled.
It warms my heart to know that this is being done and that its such a tangible and measurable way for us to help the planet, and humankind. We are so very happy to be on this journey with our little 'nappy service' business (which is how it started) and thrilled to have been nominated for an Award as a result.
So, I would ask, if any of what we are doing brings a smile to your face or heart, or inspires you in anyway, PLEASE vote for us today in the Aus Mumpreneur Awards. By doing so, we can raise awareness to the mission and message of our company and how easy it is to make such a difference to the world.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Thank you to all those who have already voted and wished us the best for our nomination.
Its so heartwarming to know we have such loyal and encouraging support for the work we do. Some days its hard and sometimes I never know how I am going to manage to keep it all going but knowing that you are all here cheering us on makes it just that much easier.
So thank you - all of you, for all you do in support of us and what we do for our planet. We really appreciate it.
Love and heartfelt hugs,