What a year for Jill and Joey
In case it wasn’t obvious already, 2019 was a huge year for Jill and Joey!
Not only did we launch our company, we also launched our first two products--our Reusable Pouches and our Reusable Bottles.
We established this company at a critical time for sustainability. The world is producing more plastic than ever--with more than 150 million tons of single-use plastics produced every year, according to the nonprofit Plastic Oceans International.
Despite the dire signals, we at Jill and Joey are still hopeful that innovation and simple lifestyle changes can turn the tide for the environment.
Take the Ocean Cleanup project, for instance. Just this week, the ambitious initiative led by 25-year old Boyan Slat brought back its first set of collected plastic--the first step towards its goal to reduce the amount of plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by 50 percent in 5 years.
It’s projects like this that inspire our work creating sustainable products that reduce single-use plastic consumption. We’re happy to play a small part in the movement towards a more sustainable world.
It’s been a massive year for Jill and Joey, one we’ll be celebrating over the next few weeks.
But instead of looking back, we’re strictly focused on the future. With that in mind, we wanted to give you a sneak peak and what you can expect from Jill & Joey in 2020:
1. Continuously improving products
We’re not ones to rest on “good.” We’re really proud of the products we released this year, but there’s always room for improvement. Our main focus in 2020 is to perfect the products you’ve already grown to love and develop new products that help increase sustainability in your everyday life.
2. Growing partnerships
As we speak, we’re reaching out to brands and leading environmental thinkers to help grow our network of sustainability and spread the word about the singe-use plastics crisis. If you know a company or personality you think we should connect with, be sure to reach out via social media or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Increasing thought leadership and innovation
We don’t only want to make great products, we want to be thought leaders on the plastics crisis. Be sure to follow us @jillandjoeyru for updates, thoughts, videos, and infographics about the crisis and what we’re doing to fix it.
2019 was big. But 2020 promises to be even bigger. We hope you follow our journey towards a more sustainable world. And, we wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy, safe, and sustainable holiday season and New Year!