Episode 176 | ANACT TOWELS + THE POWER OF HEMP
In episode 176, Kestrel welcomes Brianna Kilcullen, a sustainability and supply chain expert + the founder of ANACT, to the show. A brand new sustainable towel company, ANACT is all about taking simple acts to make an impact.
“I chose hemp because it has these natural performance features that don’t need any manipulation with putting a chemical or a treatment or a finish on it. And so it made sense to me to use earth’s natural resources to solve these problems.”
- Brianna Kilcullen, Founder of ANACT
On this week’s show, Brianna shares more on her journey into sustainability, and how she built her own role at Under Armour, to become the first full-time sustainability employee on their team.
She also walks us through the inspiration behind ANACT — basically, her search for a solution for smelly towels. :)
Brianna explains several of the superpowers of hemp, and where we are currently in the United States when it comes to the industrialization of hemp.
The below thoughts, ideas + organizations were brought up in this chat:
Fair Labor Association, the FLA believes that all goods should be produced fairly and ethically, and brings together universities, civil society organizations and companies - to find sustainable solutions to systemic labor issues
HEMP is biostatic, meaning it prevents the growth of microorganisms
The average person uses a towel 10 times per day
Hemp Bound by Doug Fine, book Brianna suggests
2014 Farm Act Bill, allowed universities to cultivate industrial hemp
By purchasing one of ANACT’s towels, you save 526 days of drinking water.
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