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EARTH BEAT STORE KAUPAPA
The Earth Beat Marketplace inspires and empowers new ways of living by providing an alternative e-commerce experience that aims to make a positive impact. In order for us to make an impact, we will support suppliers/producers of products that are making an impact. Impact will be rated by a panel of 5 people within our community on an aggregated scale of 0-50 based on the following principles (each principle being rated out of 10):
- Products and ingredients are locally sourced and manufactured
- Producers/suppliers invest in the wellbeing of the communities where they operate and communities further up in their supply chain
- Ingredients and materials from which products are made are 1. Ethical traded (with ethical labour practices), 2. Traditionally cultivated/sourced (see no. 6), 3. Come from generations of family farms
- Packaging is made of recycled content with as much post-consumer waste as possible. Packaging is recyclable, or better, compostable, or better, reusable; and producers/suppliers are committed to moving towards zero waste.
- Ingredients/materials are certified organic, or better, regeneratively grown with permaculture principles.
The platform will be built inclusively from the ground-up in a collaborative and co-creative way with community involvement from the beginning. It encourages a win-win-win model and incentivises all users, consumers and producers. It offers a platform for people to showcase their passion for what they do best and tell their story of sustainability. It promotes their products and connects communities around Aotearoa. Producers can also take part in the annual Earth Beat Festival which will be a once a year event and physical platform for the online market.
HOW WILL IT BENEFIT OUR COMMUNITY?
Earth Beat Marketplace will add value to our ecosystem by supporting small, local, producers. The marketplace endeavours to look beyond ourselves and think about consumption more holistically, giving life and meaning to the term: conscious consumerism. We actively encourage buyers and suppliers of goods to be self-aware, to ask difficult questions of themselves, like who made this, and how were they treated? Or what is the environmental impact on this current generation and generations to come? How does this product affect my community? The biggest benefit will be strengthening our local market and connecting our community of producers to kiwis while promoting awareness for sustainable consumerism practices that will encourage regenerative processes.