45 episodes

In our podcast, we bring to you businesses that are mindful in their practices and processes. A mindful business adopts and employs sustainable social, economic, and environmental practices. Some of our past guests are Redecker, from Germany, MUDD Jeans from the Netherlands, Ricron Panels, Phool Co from India, Alabama Chanin, Reel Toilet Paper from the USA, Hinterland, Unscented Co from Canada, and Dessertos from Mexico. We launched our first episode on July the 22nd., 2019 with a new episode every two weeks. Keep in touch with updates by subscribing to our newsletter at https://www.mindfulbusinessespodcast.com

Mindful Businesses Vidhya Iyer, Gabrile Silva

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

In our podcast, we bring to you businesses that are mindful in their practices and processes. A mindful business adopts and employs sustainable social, economic, and environmental practices. Some of our past guests are Redecker, from Germany, MUDD Jeans from the Netherlands, Ricron Panels, Phool Co from India, Alabama Chanin, Reel Toilet Paper from the USA, Hinterland, Unscented Co from Canada, and Dessertos from Mexico. We launched our first episode on July the 22nd., 2019 with a new episode every two weeks. Keep in touch with updates by subscribing to our newsletter at https://www.mindfulbusinessespodcast.com

    Green Heirloom -

    Green Heirloom -

    We chat with Kaviya Cherian, founder of Green Heirloom, as we follow the traditions and customs of traditional cookware in different parts of the world, how our food and cookware are far more connected than we think. Green Heirloom is a unique platform that brings sustainable and eco-friendly cookware from artisans and creators across India to the world. Green Heirloom not only assures quality and a treasured asset that can be bequeathed to generations, but it also helps you to do your bit in sustaining many communities who rely on this traditional occupation. They work with artisans, involve and engage with them at each step of the way, not only to bring to market a product suited for their customers but also to ensure that the artisans are rewarded adequately for their efforts.

    • 20 min
    Ahimsa - Quality Vegan Boots

    Ahimsa - Quality Vegan Boots

    Gabriel Silva's dream of becoming a pilot was lost when he was diagnosed with type II diabetes, he decided to change his lifestyle and diet. Introspection led him to his spiritual roots which are based on one simple principle - "do no harm". He apprenticed in his father's shoe factory to learn the trade. He launched Ahimsa in 2013. In 2014, only 6 months they took a very big step. They opened the doors to their own factory. He felt uncomfortable that his products were being made by a third party who did not fully share his beliefs. To this day, it remains the only 100% vegan shoe factory in the world.

    • 40 min
    Ecocart - Sustainable Shopping, Simplified

    Ecocart - Sustainable Shopping, Simplified

    With one click, EcoCart automatically calculates and eliminates the carbon footprint of your online orders at 10,000+ stores — all at no extra cost. How do they do it? We talk to Dane Baker, Founder of Ecocart who walks us through how Ecocart can make your purchases carbon neutral and how brands can be sustainable with just two clicks.

    • 28 min
    Phool Co - Made From Temple Flowers

    Phool Co - Made From Temple Flowers

    It was the day of Makara Sankranti, an ancient Indian festival marking the end of the winter solstice, celebrated by bathing in the sacred waters of the river Ganges. On that cold winter morning in 2015, Ankit Agarwal, founder of Phool Co took his friend Jakub, who was visiting him from the Czech Republic to see Ghats of the River Ganges. They watched as truckloads of temple flowers were being dumped in the river, and at that very moment, they saw sunlight hit the water and an oily chemical film float onto the surface of the water. Ankit struggled to explain to Jakub, why a river so revered was ignored and polluted and why he couldn't do anything about it. Ankit visited the temples the next to assess and understand the magnitude of the problem. That day he decided to be the change to create a movement. He founded Phool Co and became the genesis of the 'flowercycling' technology. Through innovation, they began to offer products made from temple flowers.

    • 29 min
    Dr. Sroufe - Teaching Sustainability to Cities, People and Enterprise

    Dr. Sroufe - Teaching Sustainability to Cities, People and Enterprise

    In this episode, we chat with sustainability expert, author, and educator Dr. Robert Sroufe. If you a business owner Dr. Sroufe shares tips on how you can be sustainable. He had the opportunity to spend time in Sweden and he compares how Americans differ in our lifestyle and habits compared to the Swedes. He offers are tips for sustainable living for all. Listen to him now.

    • 33 min
    Phoenix Solutions - Corporate Philanthropy Through Data Destruction and IT Asset Disposal.

    Phoenix Solutions - Corporate Philanthropy Through Data Destruction and IT Asset Disposal.

    Phoenix Solutions has been crushing it — your hard drives that is — since 2011. Ever wondered what to do with outdated computers or what happens to them after you drop them off at your local E-waste site. Listen to the founder of Phoenix Solutions, James Gordon, who not only does good to the planet by recycling your electronics but has woven a social responsibility objective into the core values of their business model.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

aakumar850 ,

Interesting topics with knowledgeable speakers

For a long time meditator like me (25+ years), I have always been drawn to mindfulness and natural, sustainable products. This podcast has become my one stop shop for identifying great products and learning about other areas that offer sustainable, ethically sourced and innovative products. I particularly like hearing the backstory of the speakers and the insights I get about the businesses. Interesting topics. Keep them coming!

copykit ,

Informative, entertaining look @ sustainable biz

I love this podcast! Sticks to the interesting bits, paced well, great convos about businesses that are truly making a difference in the world. Inspiring. Always look forward to the next episode.

karmagreen ,

Stories of sustainability by compassionate leaders

Great stories about shoes, candles, coconuts, buildings, leather, food, nature, medicine, clothes and life with a twist. I learn a lot about sustainability from champions of change - entrepreneurs building businesses.

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