Every piece of plastic that has ever been made still exists. Think about that. Then know that globally, we produce 300 million tons of plastic waste every year, 78 percent of which is NOT reclaimed or recycled. That’s a lot of plastic.
Founded by two sisters Lindsey and Alison Delaplaine, Plaine Products began with a dream to have less plastic in the world. After looking around our bathrooms and realizing how much plastic we owned, we started thinking about how to change that, and how to make it easy for others to do the same.
Plaine Products is the culmination of our life experiences. Our late father was a small business entrepreneur throughout his life, a part of his family’s tradition, and our mother shared her love of the ocean and travel with us and our children. Coming from a nonprofit background Lindsey has made a career out of finding solutions. Alison has small business experience, a design degree and the natural ability to ensure quality control.
As sisters we work well together and provide a balance for each other that benefits the company and our customers.
We spent a year researching natural products to find a shampoo, conditioner and body wash whose quality amazed us while staying true to our rule of being chemical-free. We run all of our ingredients through the Environmental Working Group’s database to make sure they are safe and non-toxic. The shampoo bottles thrown out every year in the U.S. could fill 1,164 football fields.
We’ve tried and personally approved all of our products. Not only do we use them, our kids and husbands use them, along with our extended family and friends. We want to hear from you too. Send us an email through the contact page with your thoughts! We are always open to suggestions and ideas.
If you like our products please help spread the word by joining Plaine Promoters, our ambassador program, or telling your friends and family, sharing the love on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. With your support we can help reduce the amount of single use plastics in the world and create a revolution in packaging.
At Plaine Products we know small changes make big impacts. Right now scientists are saying there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. Let’s work together to reduce waste in the world and help stop the spread of single use plastic. We’re already offering shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion to rave reviews. But we want to do more. We’re on a mission to get every plastic bottle out of our bathrooms and yours!
To make that possible we want to add more products to our line, but adding quality vegan products takes time, money and thorough research. It’s an investment, but it’s an investment we are willing to make if we know there are people out there who are willing to support us.
We are putting the pieces in place to add face wash and face moisturizer but we need your help. Back our campaign on Kickstarter and make a choice that’s good for you and the planet.
Risks and challenges
Our primary challenge is generating enough of a cash flow within our existing business to fund new products. We have high minimums we need to meet to have new products manufactured and the order cycle for our products and containers can be pretty long.
However, we have already been in business since early 2017. You can count on us to deliver on our promised rewards, although people interested in our new products won’t get them until August whereas people getting a deal on our existing products will receive their shipments far earlier.
As our goal is to get single use plastic out of our homes and yours we plan on adding more personal care products (like sunscreen and body butter) and eventually natural cleaning products. Our biggest challenge is getting enough inventory to make a big impact on single-use plastics. With your help, we can overcome this challenge together!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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