According to the Holstee website, “Holstee designs and curates with a conscience.”
Once you go to the site and peruse their collection of interesting as well as fashionable goods from the likes of Alchemy Goods, Garbage of Eden and of course Holstee’s own line of products, you can see that many of their conscious offerings also give back to worthwhile organizations, hence that conscience.
Founded during the recession in 2009, brothers, Mike and Dave left their full-time jobs to pursue their passion for a sustainable lifestyle through innovative design. Over the course of the first year of business the team “designed and produced half a dozen new products including The Recycled Wallet, made of newspapers and plastic bags collected off the streets of India, The People Pendant, made of recycled acrylic scraps from a Chicago-area sign maker and their Upcycled line of t-shirts which highlight the lasting value of apparel.”
The brothers are doing some really great work as you can see on their Ecology page, by using 10 percent of all their sales to fund micro loans, recycling all their packaging in creative ways and by partnering with Carbonfund.org to offset shipping.
This week, the Holstee brothers are offering their grey Holstee Recycled Wallet that came about as a solution to solve their own wallet needs. Each is one-of-a-kind and may include anything from colored ads, cartoons, headline news or classifieds ads.
You like? Well then leave a comment below to win. Of course, if you don’t feel like waiting, you can always go here and buy it outright.
(Legalese: contest rules and FTC compliance.)