When I co-founded MaterialTrader.com, my core drive was two-fold: to validate this circular business concept of closing material loops by facilitating the trade of used raw materials, and to prove that operating sustainably and making money can go hand in hand. Because let’s be honest, there is more to life than running a business solely to make money. Ultimately, we wanted to see if we could turn a profit while doing good for the planet – and I’m proud to say we’ve succeeded. This is the story of how our circular vision for MaterialTrader.com made it far more than your ordinary materials marketplace. Continue reading “Why I co-founded MaterialTrader.com with circularity in mind”
Every day, businesses around the world search online for companies to purchase raw, used, or recycled materials from, or to otherwise connect and collaborate with. While it is very important for your business to have online visibility in order to get found online by potential customers and business leads, companies often find it difficult to make themselves visible online and stand out from the competition. There are, however, simple tools and platforms out there to help you with exactly that – all you need to know is how to put them to use.
You are a production company – such as a fashion brand or recycled plastic bottle designer – with sustainable goods production as your goal. Maybe you are a new eco brand that’s just starting out, or perhaps you’ve been in business for a while and you’ve decided you want to make your supply chain more sustainable by sourcing greener raw materials. Either way, the problem you are currently faced with is how to find a supplier to provide your manufacturing operations with sustainably sourced raw materials. Sounds like you? In this article, we will show you the easiest way to find sustainable material suppliers in 2021.