Our Story

 

Zilch Boutique grew from the idea that living a waste-free lifestyle should not be difficult.  We strive to provide the community with eco-friendly, reusable products that are not only affordable but are good quality items.  Our company is transparent in the sense that we provide complete product traceability, in particular where each product was manufactured, what it is made from, and lastly, how to dispose of the product in the most environmentally friendly way, all to make living a waste-free lifestyle easy and stress-free.

I began my waste-free lifestyle a couple of years ago after I realized how much waste the average family could create, let alone an entire community. Don’t get me wrong, I used to be the one going for coffee, not bringing my own mug, getting takeout in Styrofoam containers, but I have now adjusted my life to be prepared for situations like these.  At first making the switch was hard, as it takes quite a bit of extra planning but it is so worth it in the end and makes you feel like you are really making a difference.

When I started, I found it difficult to find products that were reusable and sustainable in my own city and my only option was to buy from online companies, where shipping items included an excess of packaging.  I felt that I needed to do something to not only further support my own waste-free lifestyle, but also inspire change within the local community, which was struggling to grasp this concept due to the lack of education and resources available.  Since having started living more sustainably I have encouraged friends and family to make small changes in their lives.  It’s important to remember that making these changes shouldn’t be overwhelming or be a financial hardship.  Zilch Boutique is here to make the switch stress-free and affordable, to inspire change and to provide you with the tools for zero-waste success.