Recontained // Zero Waste Refill Store in LA

FINALLY - a zero waste store in Venice, CA offering LA a refill solution for personal care & household cleaning products! Help us stay!

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Project Description

At Recontained, we are passionate about the environment; about the world we live in. We believe, as a society, we have an obligation to ourselves, to future generations, to the animals that we coexist with on this planet, to start making better choices. This is why we made it our mission to create an easy alternative to the single use plastic that is so dramatically & undeniably damaging our home. Everyone needs personal care & home cleaning products, so how can we make a change?

REFILL!!!     REFILL!!!     REFILL!!! 

Recontained offers the ability to REFILL existing containers with a range of mindfully sourced, quality driven, made in the USA products. Our entire skincare line contains 80% & up organic ingredients. All products are healthy & safe, cruelty free (produced in Leaping Bunny Certified facilities), sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, gluten-free, & all but one, due to the use of beeswax, are fully vegan. All good stuff, right? 

We are seeking funding firstly, to help support our first store location at 1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice, CA. The costs of getting a store up and running (security deposit, fixtures, furniture/displays, insurance, utilities, etc.) are astronomical. Happy to report that we made it through that phase and have been getting nothing but love from the community. Now, we are asking for your help to keep us in place while we continue to build a strong local clientele and generate the sales we need to become Venice’s go-to, one-stop shop for all things zero waste. 

Funds will also allow us to grow and improve our product offering so we can have a greater impact on the plastic problem facing our world today. We want to develop more products to add to our personal care refill line and we aspire to move into offering grocery type items. We currently carry delicious loose leaf teas but have our sights set on artisan salts, spices and even on-tap beverages, all to be offered in our zero-waste refillable format. Bye bye to even more single use plastic packaging. 

And finally, we are in the early stages of prototyping a refillable container that will allow us to service non-locals via the ever-growing e-com business. Your donations will help us with development costs, beta testing, and launching this new refillable format so we can remove the geographical barriers we face now, only being able to offer local clientele the opportunity to make better choices for the planet. 

We are two girls with big ideas and big plans. Thank you in advance for helping us make all this good stuff happen.  

Our team is Tonia Soteros and Britt Kagan.

Tonia loves being a business owner. After 15 years of working for others in the garment industry, she launched her own successful international sourcing company in 2013. Tonia has always been passionate about environmental issues so she's super excited to transfer that experience into creating a revolution for the way we consume & pioneer a new model for human beings to live without destroying the greatest gift we have; the planet. 

Britt is a creative professional, with over a decade of experience in design, branding, & consulting. She's thrilled to transition into the eco-wellness sphere, an area that she's been passionate about for many years. When not working on Recontained, she can be found in Venice Beach, CA with her husband & their Frenchie. 

A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who donates to our campaign. No amount is too small or unappreciated. Thank you for doing your part to save our planet - one bottle at a time. 

 

THINKING ABOUT GOING SOLAR??? Sign up through our BETTER EARTH X RECONTAINED PARTNERSHIP PAGE and Better Earth will donate $750 straight to Recontained's iFundWomen campaign! You will also receive a $250 Gift Card to Recontained to use for yourself. What's better than that?!

Updates

The Project FAQs

We believe in personal interactions & would love to answer your individual questions!

Please email us at britt@recontained.com & tonia@recontained.com

Thanks! 

 

 

Shannon Byrnes
11/10/2019
RECONTAINED’S “KEEP IN NATURAL” BUTTON
$75
Jen L.
11/10/2019
UJJAYI COMBO PACK
$150
11/09/2019
6PC METAL STRAW SET
$100
10/28/2019
THE TOTE + THE THANK YOU TEE
$500
10/24/2019
UJJAYI COMBO PACK
$150
Carly Wilson
10/20/2019
Monetary Contribution
$30
Patty Kagan
10/20/2019
6PC METAL STRAW SET
$100
Jacqueline Rabot
10/17/2019
Monetary Contribution
$20
Kristin Minter
10/13/2019
Monetary Contribution
$20
Britt Kagan
10/13/2019
Monetary Contribution
$1
Monetary Contribution

Your support means everything to us. We will be so grateful for your donation (of any amount - we promise every dollar is meaningful) and honored to have you behind us as we take this huge step in helping to protect our environment from single-use plastic. 

Thank you in advance for caring enough about our planet to support our mission!!!

xoxo

Tonia and Britt

15 Supporters
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$25
SOCIAL MEDIA "THANK YOU" SHOUTOUT

You’ll get a big ol shoutout on the Recontained_LA’s instragram page. #thankyou 

4 Supporters
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$50
RECONTAINED’S ECO PLAYLIST

You’ll received a custom ECO playlist created specifically by Recontained. 

+ an Instagram shoutout

3 Supporters
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$75
RECONTAINED’S “KEEP IN NATURAL” BUTTON

Received our signature "KEEP IT NATURAL" button. 

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

1 Supporter
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$100
6PC METAL STRAW SET

We’ll send you this beautiful 6 pc metal straw (4 straws + 2 cleaners) sent in yellow or rose gold finish + carrying case. 

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

 By mail you will receive either gold or rose gold. Local pickup perk? You can choose which finish you prefer! 

5 Supporters
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$150
UJJAYI COMBO PACK

You’ll get one 8 oz Ujjayi candle in their best selling scent + a 2oz activated charcoal pit paste in either tobacco or citrus thyme scent. 

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

 

3 Supporters
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$200
RX 2 PACK CANDLE

We’ll send you 2 17oz candle - choice of two scents. Hand poured with 100% soy wax in LA.

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

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2 Supporters
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$250
UPCYCLED "KEEP IT NATURAL” TOTE

You’ll get one of our custom-made upcycled cotton totes hand sewn in LA by MeWe Clothing.  

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

0 Supporters
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$350
LITTLE BRITTONS HEMP COLLECTION

Enjoy the full product range of Little Brittons hemp oil tinctures, salves, & massage oil.

Includes the following: 

500mg Tinctures of: Sleep Aid, PMS, Hangover, Rest + Relax

2oz Jars of: Funny Honey, Pain Relief, Nap Time 

4oz Bottle of: Unwind Massage Oil

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

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$400
1MONTH DELIVERY COMPOST+DELUXE BODY/HOME

You’ll get one month trial of compost pick up from CompostableLA (once per week) + one month delivery of our Deluxe Body (16oz Crystal Clear Body Wash, 8oz Canyon Creme, 2oz Hibiscus Rose Facial Lotion, 1 David's Toothpaste, 1 Hi-Bar Shampoo, 1 Hi-Bar Conditioner) and Deluxe Home (32oz Laundry Detergent, 16oz Shine On Dish Soap, 16oz Cistrus Shine All Purpose Surface Cleaner, 8oz Crystal Castile All Purpose Soap, 5oz Citrus Sparkle Scour Powder) Packages. 

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

YOU MUST LIVE ON THE WESTSIDE OF LA IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES TO CLAIM THIS REWARD: Brentwood, Culver City, Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Mar Vista, Palms, Venice, Santa Monica

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$500
THE TOTE + THE THANK YOU TEE

You’ll get one of our locally-made upcycled cotton totes hand sewn in LA by MeWe Clothing + our custom-made “thank you” tees. 

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

3 Supporters
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$750
ALL THE SWAG, SWAG BAG

You’ll get one of our upcycled cotton totes hand sewn in LA by MeWe Clothing + our “thank you" tee + our “keep it natural” button + our 6-pc metal straw set + set of travel size Recontained products (body wash, body lotion, facial moisturize & leave-in conditioner).

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

0 Supporters
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$1,000
THANK YOU TEE - “BIG” NAME PLACEMENT

All our donors will have their names printed on our “thank you” tee but with this donation, you can immortalize your name in an even bigger way! 

+ all the swag, swag bag 

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

2 Supporters
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$2,500
THANK YOU TEE - “BIGGER” NAME PLACEMENT

Make sure your name is BIGGER with this donation package!!! 

+ all the swag, swag bag 

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

0 Supporters
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$5,000
THANK YOU TEE - “BIGGEST” NAME PLACEMENT

Make sure your name is the BIGGEST with this donation package!!! 

+ all the swag, swag bag 

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Your support means everything to us. We will be so grateful for your donation (of any amount - we promise every dollar is meaningful) and honored to have you behind us as we take this huge step in helping to protect our environment from single-use plastic. 

Thank you in advance for caring enough about our planet to support our mission!!!

xoxo

Tonia and Britt

15 Supporters
Contribute
$25
SOCIAL MEDIA "THANK YOU" SHOUTOUT

You’ll get a big ol shoutout on the Recontained_LA’s instragram page. #thankyou 

4 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
RECONTAINED’S ECO PLAYLIST

You’ll received a custom ECO playlist created specifically by Recontained. 

+ an Instagram shoutout

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$75
RECONTAINED’S “KEEP IN NATURAL” BUTTON

Received our signature "KEEP IT NATURAL" button. 

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$100
6PC METAL STRAW SET

We’ll send you this beautiful 6 pc metal straw (4 straws + 2 cleaners) sent in yellow or rose gold finish + carrying case. 

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

 By mail you will receive either gold or rose gold. Local pickup perk? You can choose which finish you prefer! 

5 Supporters
Select this reward
$150
UJJAYI COMBO PACK

You’ll get one 8 oz Ujjayi candle in their best selling scent + a 2oz activated charcoal pit paste in either tobacco or citrus thyme scent. 

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

 

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$200
RX 2 PACK CANDLE

We’ll send you 2 17oz candle - choice of two scents. Hand poured with 100% soy wax in LA.

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

98 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
UPCYCLED "KEEP IT NATURAL” TOTE

You’ll get one of our custom-made upcycled cotton totes hand sewn in LA by MeWe Clothing.  

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$350
LITTLE BRITTONS HEMP COLLECTION

Enjoy the full product range of Little Brittons hemp oil tinctures, salves, & massage oil.

Includes the following: 

500mg Tinctures of: Sleep Aid, PMS, Hangover, Rest + Relax

2oz Jars of: Funny Honey, Pain Relief, Nap Time 

4oz Bottle of: Unwind Massage Oil

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$400
1MONTH DELIVERY COMPOST+DELUXE BODY/HOME

You’ll get one month trial of compost pick up from CompostableLA (once per week) + one month delivery of our Deluxe Body (16oz Crystal Clear Body Wash, 8oz Canyon Creme, 2oz Hibiscus Rose Facial Lotion, 1 David's Toothpaste, 1 Hi-Bar Shampoo, 1 Hi-Bar Conditioner) and Deluxe Home (32oz Laundry Detergent, 16oz Shine On Dish Soap, 16oz Cistrus Shine All Purpose Surface Cleaner, 8oz Crystal Castile All Purpose Soap, 5oz Citrus Sparkle Scour Powder) Packages. 

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

YOU MUST LIVE ON THE WESTSIDE OF LA IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES TO CLAIM THIS REWARD: Brentwood, Culver City, Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, Mar Vista, Palms, Venice, Santa Monica

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
THE TOTE + THE THANK YOU TEE

You’ll get one of our locally-made upcycled cotton totes hand sewn in LA by MeWe Clothing + our custom-made “thank you” tees. 

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$750
ALL THE SWAG, SWAG BAG

You’ll get one of our upcycled cotton totes hand sewn in LA by MeWe Clothing + our “thank you" tee + our “keep it natural” button + our 6-pc metal straw set + set of travel size Recontained products (body wash, body lotion, facial moisturize & leave-in conditioner).

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
THANK YOU TEE - “BIG” NAME PLACEMENT

All our donors will have their names printed on our “thank you” tee but with this donation, you can immortalize your name in an even bigger way! 

+ all the swag, swag bag 

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,500
THANK YOU TEE - “BIGGER” NAME PLACEMENT

Make sure your name is BIGGER with this donation package!!! 

+ all the swag, swag bag 

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
THANK YOU TEE - “BIGGEST” NAME PLACEMENT

Make sure your name is the BIGGEST with this donation package!!! 

+ all the swag, swag bag 

+ an Instagram shoutout

+ the Eco playlist 

+ Recontained stickers

0 Supporters
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