Silky Sol saving textured hair and the planet!

Silky Sol is a small beauty brand that is taking a stand against plastic waste created by the cosmetic industry. Please help

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Project Description

Before I go into my pitch!

 I would like for you to take a moment a look around your current environment, take a brief moment and count the products that you see that have a component of plastic incorporated into its packaging, that many huh? Have you ever stop to think about what happens to all of that plastic when you no longer have use for the product that it contains? It definitely does not magically disappear, if you want to know the answer continue reading! 

Get to know Silky Sol 

Silky Sol Vegan Aesthetic Blends, established in Houston Tx, in 2015 by Rokisha Martin a Master Herbalist and healthy hair enthusiast, is a health-conscious Beauty Brand that is 100% funded & founded by a black woman for those whose hair defies gravity and whose skin absorbs the sun!

Silky Sol's is a health-conscious beauty brand whose sole mission is to provide organically blended restorative and corrective hair care products solutions, specifically to manage and repair textured, curly, and combination hair. Our products are formulated and powered by plants to be hypoallergenic and eco-friendly. Silky Sol products are composed either in liquid form, oil form or a combination of both, therefore; we rely on plastic packaging for sustainability. Even though I am a small batch business, our sells exceed over 5000 bottles of beauty care products per year and that number continues to grow. This means that I have to take responsibility for my role as a beauty brand which has contributed to the growing plastic pollution problem on our planet. 

A view of our products set up at a marketing event. Over 95% of our products are packaged with plastic components, due to the composition of their ingredients.  

 

Silky Sol's Mission 
The Silky Sol’s vision is to continue to be authentic and blend high-end vegan hair care that is trusted by the sophisticated textured hair community as a resource that has 100% simple vegan ingredients & eco-friendly packaging. 

Our Founder is always hands-on at markets to educate about the products and greets everyone with a smile.

 

Silky Sol's Vision: Through holistic education and positivity we will help the new millennial ecological sophisticated individual accept their unique hair curl patterns as a symbol of their beautiful culture & heritage that should be worn proudly and protected! 
We believe that anything that is authentic is effective. All hair is good hair, and we are here to help you protect roots & accept your roots. Upgrading to biodegradable packaging will allow us the opportunity to protect our planet as much as we protect our manes. 

Why Supporting our Campaign Makes Sense!

  • The beauty and personal care industry has become a 90 billion-dollar beast that generates 70% of waste in landfills. The US plastic product packaging has increased 120 times since 1960, which primarily reflects plastic packaging, makes up nearly 25 billion in sales. This plastic pollution is destroying our planet and causing climate changes all over the world. There is an astonishing estimated 3.5 million pounds of plastic waste in the ocean!
  • This is what our children have to look forward to. The ocean is choking on plastic.
    Photo Credits: "Plastic Planet" National Geographics 2018
    An image from Canada showing the plastic pollution issue, and clean up efforts.
     Photo Credits: "Plastic Planet" National Geographic  2018
    The plastic used by beauty and personal care companies is not recyclable, and not biodegradable, which means they can only break down so much and never dissolve completely. The breakdown of plastic is called microplastic which looks like tiny black balls.
    This is what plastic looks like after it has broken down to its smallest form. This is considered Microplastic. This microplastic never degrades or dissolves, it will be on our planet forever. 
    Photo Credits: "Plastic Planet" National Geographic  2018
     
    The is a true image of what plastic does to our wildlife. This picture saddens me. Our wildlife does not deserve this. Every piece of plastic we dispose of causes this reaction. How does it make you feel knowing that you contributed to this animal's demise? 
    Photo Credits: "Plastic Planet" National Geographic  2018
    Many sea mammals have mistaken these microplastics for food and feed them to their young, which eventually kills them from starvation or exploding in their stomachs. 
    This poor sea turtle has a piece of a plastic ring around his midsection that has caused a major deformity in his shell and body. It's apparent that this turtle has lived with this plastic ring his whole life.
    Photo Credits: "Plastic Planet" National Geographic  2018
    Marine wildlife floating in plastic. Can you imagine living in this every day?
    Photo Credits: "Plastic Planet" National Geographic  2018
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  • Our team is made up of minority women that are passionate about the health and total wellness of the body and the environment. We produce products that restore and help hair to thrive to its full potential. We understand the environment we live in can play a major role in hair loss and many disease processes. Silky Sol would like to help clean up the environment by assisting with the plastic waste clean up efforts by going 100% green with our packaging.
  • Plastic Pollution issue in the Pillipeans. Some places do not have advanced waste disposal systems, therefore; individuals have the task of figuring out how to dispose of all of this plastic. The plastic has to go somewhere.
    Photo Credits: "Plastic Planet" National Geographic  2018.
  • Unfortunately going green is not cheap. Most companies that offer biodegradable packing only sell in bulk of 5000 or more at one time. Cardboard tubes, cartons, and boxes have proven to cost 60 times as much as mass-produced plastic options.  This is why we need your help. As a small business, which has been fully funded in house,  it is almost impossible for us to be able to purchase the eco-friendly packaging we need and have a favorable profit margin.  If we are able to receive backing we plan on using the funds to go 100% green with our product packaging, we will also pay it forward by educating, and becoming a resource for other small beauty and personal care companies to transform their packing to eco-friendly/biodegradable packaging as well. We no longer want to compromise our promise to be a trusted Clean Beauty Brand because we can not afford the purchase of biodegradable packaging.  We know this small change is one small step to help rid the planet of its big plastic pollution issue, and it will make a major difference in the cleanup efforts of our planet. We must start somewhere why not start with helping us?
  • Silky Sol would like to thank our backers in advance for their kind donations, which will allow us to evolve into a 100%  clean beauty and personal care brand. We will use the funding wisely to help others follow in our footsteps of eco-friendly production and packaging and together we can re-write the history and future of our planet.
    Silky Sol Vegan Hair Care Products.
    Our children deserve to have access to clean beauty products and to live on a clean planet. 

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Let Your Little Light Shine

 If you would like to support our growth and vision to help change the massive plastic pollution issues. We are happy to accept any donation just because you care about our planet!

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Get Your Shine on!

Get your shine on!

As a token of your  gracious donation. We will send you a full size bottle of our amazing 5-star Organic Hair Food Fertilizer. This product is so safe it can be used on your eyebrows, eye-leashes, beard gaps, edges, and scalp! Get ready to grow.

Shipping will be on us!

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Shine Bright Like a Diamond

You are the elite rare few beautiful souls in this world that want to see a change and we appreciate your kindness. 

You will have a spot light on our social media site for 7 days!

We will send you a basket of limited edition vegan goodies, which will include our luxe Silky Botanical bath oils, energizing Alkaline miracle mud mask,  fountain of youth crushed pearl facial cream! 

Silky Sol loves you back! 

 

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Monetary Contribution

Let Your Little Light Shine

 If you would like to support our growth and vision to help change the massive plastic pollution issues. We are happy to accept any donation just because you care about our planet!

50 Left
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Contribute
$25
Let Your Little Light Shine!

You will get a 1 time spotlight as a caring backer of our campaign on one of our social media sites . Our followers will know that you cared enough to help us grow. We can not do it without you!

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$150
Get Your Shine on!

Get your shine on!

As a token of your  gracious donation. We will send you a full size bottle of our amazing 5-star Organic Hair Food Fertilizer. This product is so safe it can be used on your eyebrows, eye-leashes, beard gaps, edges, and scalp! Get ready to grow.

Shipping will be on us!

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$500
Shine Bright Like a Diamond

You are the elite rare few beautiful souls in this world that want to see a change and we appreciate your kindness. 

You will have a spot light on our social media site for 7 days!

We will send you a basket of limited edition vegan goodies, which will include our luxe Silky Botanical bath oils, energizing Alkaline miracle mud mask,  fountain of youth crushed pearl facial cream! 

Silky Sol loves you back! 

 

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