SaltyLama started in the beautiful Luxembourg at the end of 2020 when two South Africans living there realised their shared passion for the environment and their desire to make a difference.
They saw first-hand the impact that climate change and pollution had on their birth country and wanted to create a company that has the ability to not only reduce these negative impacts, but one that would create a world-wide movement to sustainable living.
Together, they dived into the various ways in which they were able to make an impact and found that consumable products are one of the main causes of waste, pollution and climate change.
They realised that the negative impact on the environment was even worse than they thought and knew they would not be able to do this alone...
First we needed a Name...
After searching for months, Thomas, the CFO nailed it! SaltyLama was born.
Salty: In reference to the ocean, which must be protected from plastics, dumping and all otherwise pollution;
Lama: The original spelling of a unique creature (the now called Llama) from the animal kingdom that may become endangered at the current rate of landfill expansion, plus: they're just too darn cute!
Then we needed the team...
After going through the Founder Institute Program and finishing in the top 5 companies out of 1000 applicants, Thomas and Ben needed help. They realised that other company owners were a bit "stingy" when it came to their shareholding. Realising that 100% of nothing is still nothing, Thomas and Ben decided to create a structure where SaltyLama's value is distibuted among all its creators. Shortly after, SaltyLama had a Team of over 70 like-minded Co-Creators all motivated and passionate about saving our precious planet!
Our team is only at the start and will become a Co-Creation of over 250 expert individuals from accross the globe🌍
And now we have our first product!
Our first product of many to come is our SaltyLama Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent Strips. This product is made from Natural ingredients, comes in a compostable fiber-based sleeve, is super light to transport and produces only 4% of the CO2 emissions of regular laundry detergent upon transporting.
And even better, you don't need to be a super sustainable individual to want to use these - they are extremely convenient, pre-measured and super easy to use making them the perfect replacement for ordinary liquid and powder laundry detergents.