ABOUT SUMMIT SUSTAINABLE GOODS
We're About Doing Good for Ourselves and Our Environment.
Summit Sustainable Goods was created to reach individuals where they are at in their sustainable journey. We help foster a growth mindset in the community towards making sustainable product switches in daily life to establish a more environmentally-conscious lifestyle.
At Summit, we've curated high-quality, zero waste products that are handcrafted in the United States and perfect for doing good for you and for the planet.
HOW IT WORKS
How do we work without a storefront?
We don't have a brick and mortar location, so how does it work? Simple!
Order online through our website store and choose U.S.-wide shipping or local Denver-area delivery. You can also visit us at a pop-up around town to purchase your products in-person.
OUR SUSTAINABILITY VALUES
At Summit Sustainable Goods, we're about walking the walk, not just talking the talk. As a zero waste and package-free shop, focusing on sustainability is at the core of values, and therefore, all our choices.
We take the products we sell very seriously so you can shop with ease! Our suppliers are all based in Colorado, as is the manufacturing for the products we sell. This ensures that all our products support local economies and, due to minimal shipping requirements, add considerably less carbon to the atmosphere than typical products that are shipped across oceans to arrive to you. Prior to collaborating with any new suppliers, we carefully research the products and company, including sustainability practices, ingredients or materials used, and necessary packaging included with each product. We work side-by-side with our suppliers to ensure no green-washing is involved and sustainability is a true focus at every stage. If we learn something unfavorable about a product or practice, we will do whatever we can to be transparent with our customers and the public, and then seek to improve where possible to maintain our high standards. On our product pages, you can find a variety of transparent information about each product, such as materials or ingredients, tips on how to use each product effectively, and even responsible, landfill-free disposal.
When it comes to transporting our products to you safely, we realize it often requires packaging so nothing is broken or damaged in transit. Not only do we reuse packaging frequently, the new packaging we use is purchased through EcoEnclose, a sustainably-focused packing and shipping supplies company based in Longmont, CO. By limiting our customers' shipping range to the U.S. rather than globally, and by choosing ground shipping rather than next-day priority shipping , we're working to limit our carbon consumption with each customer's order. We also provide free local delivery and bike to you when we can! For any driving we perform for Summit Sustainable Goods, whether it's delivering orders or picking up new inventory throughout Colorado, we track our mileage and are committed to offsetting our carbon annually.
In our small office space that holds our products, we make sure to leave lights off whenever we are not present packing orders or completing work. We even go so far as to unplug all cords from outlets to save electricity. We only use non-toxic, contaminant-free cleaners in our space. Materials brought into our office (such as packaging from suppliers or routine office supplies) are reused or repurposed whenever possible to mitigate our addition to our landfills. After all, as a zero waste shop, it's important that we are living those values as well!
From collaborating with our suppliers and evaluating each product we sell to choosing sustainable packaging and being mindful about our transportation impacts, Summit Sustainable Goods is dedicated to fully leaning in to sustainable practices. We, like many of you, are always learning and growing and improving. This sustainability journey doesn't end here, and we will always strive to improve our business practices to continue walking our walk.
WE'RE COMMITTED TO DOING GOOD. HERE'S HOW.
MEET THE FOUNDER
Welcome! My name is Carrie and I am the founder and CEO of Summit Sustainable Goods. I created this business to help introduce others to a zero waste lifestyle and how easy it is to get started. I was born and raised here in Colorado, and am dedicated to keeping our beautiful lands healthy and clean for generations to come. Learn more about me through my blogs or send me an email at
Glad to know you!