There are so many companies working tirelessly to change the way their industry works. They are pioneering new techniques to create and reuse products, in a way that does not harm people or degrade our world.
But in our busy lives, we rely on powerful search engines and colossal distributors. And all too often the results they return force us to compromise on our values.
Balu was born out of frustration with this compromise.
We are a non-profit with a single aim: place the most sustainable, responsibly-sourced products side by side with the mainstream, so consumers can make their own decisions about what to buy.
We’ve got a desktop app and an online directory. Try them out! We’re still small and growing so please forgive any works in progress. You can also send us your opinions on what you want to see, and we’ll try our best to shape Balu to your needs.
Balu seeks out the very best in sustainable and ethically-sourced products.
These companies go out of their way to provide a high quality product in a way that does not damage our world.
As well as developing Balu, Brian leads projects for Outlandish, a tech cooperative specialising in web app development and disrupting the status quo. Brian’s in charge of product development. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Giselle has worked with the UK Government to campaign for more effective and progressive public policy. She has appeared on BBC News, Sky News, and BBC Women’s Hour, as well as writing blogs for the Huffington Post, New Statesman and Public Finance. Giselle is responsible for marketing and PR. Contact her at email@example.com