Geosmin is a sustainable bath and home products brand, which makes sound amplifiers, cutlery, notebooks, loofahs, combs, bags, etc. All their products are made ecologically and they rate 4.3 on our Redo Sustainability Index. Let’s see why they deserve a 4.3 on 5 rating.
Geosmin has a whole range of products that are sourced from Assam, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, etc., where the raw materials are available and they try to work with the local artisans–this way it strengthens micro economy and also reduces the carbon footprint. Therefore, in ‘made of’ aka ingredients it’s a 1.5 on 1.5.
They use corrugated boxes and paper tapes to pack their orders. Moreover, they use one sided paper to print the shipping labels. We gave them 0.5 out of 0.5 for packaging.
Geosmin does not have salaried artisans and pays their artisan on a per product basis. They make sure all of them are paid minimum wage according to the government regulations in that area. Some of their associates are fair trade registered. That’s why giving them 1 on 1 in ‘made by’ aka living wages.
To talk about their working conditions and operations, their score is a 0.8 out of 1. Let us explain why it is 0.8 and not a round figure. We gave them 0.5 on 0.5 in factory conditions as the pictures speak for themselves; a 0.3 on 0.5 for operations of the factory on hand-held tools. Yes, their products are made with hand-held tools and not non-renewables powered machinery. We only deducted 0.2 for transportation, which uses vehicles that emit pollution. This is by far, our highest rating in ‘made in.’
We gave them 0.5 on 0.5 in waste management as they do not create any trash or chemical waste and the rest of their waste is 100% compostable.
Geosmin has a return policy for any physical damages. They do not offer any discounts on that. We gave them a 0 on 0.5 in buyback/repair policy.
And that’s how we reached a 4.3 on 5. Hope you had a good time reading this and understanding how Geosmin operates a ‘good’ brand while managing artisan relationships in so many places.