Vegan, Water Neutral & Fair
The HYDROPHIL brand has been around since July 2012. Christoph, Sebstian & Wanja - are three friends from the German maritime city of Hamburg who founded the brand. The company has quickly become the market leader for sustainable oral hygiene in Germany.
Hydrophil specialise in W.A.S.H. goods (WAter, Sanitation, Hygiene) and try to raise the awareness about sustainable consumer behaviour in day-to-day life with their water-neutrally, vegan & fairly produced products.
Hydrophil products sre produced with minimal water consumption; we use natural ingredients that grow without artificial watering, such as bamboo. Additionally, we only use dyes produced without the use of petroleum or other chemical additives. The resulting biodegradability means that our products do not leave anything behind in the drinking or groundwater.
Through our actions, we want to have a positive impact on our world. That is why our products do not contain any animal products and are not tested on animals.
Fair work deserves a fair wage - and this is why all of the products are also made using fair principles. To ensure that this is the case, Hydrophil constantly keep an eye on even the smallest details of our entire value-added chain.
If you deal with topics like sustainability & water as regularly as we do, you will often notice in everyday situations that there are products that aren’t optimal yet to suit an environmentally-friendly lifestyle.
Just as it suddenly struck us while brushing our teeth in the bathroom one morning. For more than a year we worked meticulously, researched, produced samples et voila: our sustainable toothbrush from bamboo was created.
The toothbrush’s handle is bio-degradable and plastic-free and consists 100 % of bamboo, the fast growing resource. Our petroleum-free bristles are made from renewable raw materials (castor oil).
We always use ecological natural dyes in cooperation with AURO. Our sustainable toothbrush is available with mediocre-soft and extra soft bristles. Each sustainable toothbrush in an individual eco-friendly recycled cardboard carton which is also bio-degradable. Our children’s toothbrush is recommended to be used by children of more than 3 years of age.
As with all toothbrushes we recommend to use our sustainable toothbrush for a maximum of 3 months.
We are surrounded by plastic almost all the time - it can be used for several purposes and it‘s cheap. What’s bad about it: Plastic needs at least 500 years to decay. Approximately 13,000 plastic particles are found in every square kilometre of the ocean surface – allocated throughout the world by ocean current. It is estimated that the proportion of plastic makes 75 per cent of the North Sea’s waste.
Furthermore, most plastic products are made from crude oil and need great effort to manufacture – which accelerates the consumption of fossil exhaustible resources. So use of plastic should be well-considered and radically minimised.
In almost all regions of Germany tap water is drinkable and many times of even higher quality than bottled water. To-go one can get a reusable water bottle rather than buying bottled water over and over. Tap water saves money.
Another important aspect when comparing bottled water and tap water is the product’s carbon footprint. From the ecological point of view long transport distances are highly problematic. Compared to bottled water, tap water has a carbon foot print of 1:1000 because tap water is being sourced locally.
Water neutral means to us that goods are being produced water gently: We use natural ingredients that grow without artificial irrigation, e.g. bamboo. In addition, we solely use colours that don’t contain mineral oils or other chemical additives and that therefore don’t leave any residues in the drinking- and groundwater when composted.
We don’t want to put any unnecessary harm in the world with our actions. That’s why our products don’t contain animal products and aren’t tested on animals. All our products are fair trade because fair labour deserves fair wage. Period!