Mission Wear’s bags and Koffee Kompanions’ coffee cozy—powerful protectors of the environment
Today’s blog emphasizes how companies (and you) can help protect the environment and support women—two of our favorite subjects.
Started in 2006 by Beth Massey, Mission Wear is a social enterprise that supports the employment of women with obstacles to employment. Beth established the company as a not-for-profit in 2007.
Mission Wear works to create reusable products: laptop bags, totes and messenger bags among others. They’re all made from upcycled materials such as marketing banners, denim, T-shirts, burlap coffee bags. More recently, they’ve begun using repurposed bike tires, as well as fabrics from interior designers that would otherwise be landfill. These products sell at seven locations in Denver.*
Koffee Kompanions shares this commitment
Notice that Espresso drink sleeve peeking out of the convenient outside pocket on one of Mission Wear’s popular bags (below)? This high-quality, long-lasting coffee cozy replaces hundreds of paper sleeves over its lifetime while doing a much better job of protecting your hands from heat or cold.
Mission Wear creates upcycled products such as reusable bags with denim pockets for those who want to be more environmentally conscious. Koffee Kompanions produces reusable, Thinsulate-insulated drink sleeves, cozies, and cup lids for your drinking enjoyment.
Both companies support women’s employment, health, and safety
Mission Wear offers a place for women who are in recovery and need an opportunity to begin building their confidence and, sometimes for the first time, a job history. Mission Wear employs these women because they have a past and gives them a safe place to re-enter the work place.
Koffee Kompanions appreciates this commitment to women. We also practice it by contributing to organizations who work to reduce breast cancer and domestic violence. By using a Breast Cancer Awareness or Domestic Violence Awareness Kup Kollar, you can enhance your drinking pleasure and contribute to important causes at the same time.
*Mission Wear product locations:
- Kaladi Brothers Coffee, 1730 East Evans Avenue
- Moon Dance Botanicals, 601 Corona Street
- Herbs and Arts, 2015 East Colfax Avenue
- I Heart Denver, 500 16th Street
- Colorado History Museum/ Byers Evans House, 1310 Bannock St.
- Novo Coffee - Denver Art Museum, Hamilton Building & Duncan Pavilion 13th Ave. Between Broadway and Bannock & 1200 Acoma – Unit A #101
- Wash Perk, 853 E. Ohio Ave.
- Fluid Coffee Bar, 501 E 19th Ave