The idea for Wild Minimalist began when Max and I left our corporate jobs to travel for three months. Newly engaged, we spent 24/7 together backpacking through the Pacific Northwest and wandering the French countryside. We lived minimally and were inspired to eliminate unnecessary waste from our lives.
Upon our return to California, we started to dig into the idea of going zero waste—essentially, reducing our dependence on single-use products and sending minimal waste to landfill. We quickly realized that there was a steep learning curve in transitioning to a plastic-free lifestyle and there was no one-stop shop to help us reconfigure our home.
We set out to purchase many of our zero waste essentials secondhand, but recognized that there would be some items we'd have to purchase online. It was challenging to figure out which products were the most sustainable and the best quality, and it bugged us that most were shipped in wasteful plastic packaging.
We started Wild Minimalist to make it easier for people to begin their journey towards a zero waste lifestyle. We do this by vetting the best quality products, partnering with sustainable businesses and shipping purchases in recyclable or compostable packaging.
We are passionate about reducing single-use plastic and are proud to join you on your journey to zero waste.