Rob Cooper is a 4th generation environmentally focused textile entrepreneur. He wanted to use his background and knowledge in disposable textiles to make a global difference. A chance conversation with a Scottish salon owner in 2008 brought his attention to the environmental damage caused by laundering towels and highlighted the need for a credible, sustainable alternative to cotton towels. This was a product that Rob knew he could create.
With a clear goal of reducing the environmental damage of the hairdressing business, Rob set about creating Scrummi. Rob’s goal was to produce a sustainable and biodegradable towel that would work better than a washable salon towel. It was important that the manufacture and supply of these towels were considered throughout the process to ensure that the entire environmental life cycle impact was minimal.
It’s big news at the moment! Plastics, chemically contaminated water, hidden plastics and microfibres are all taking their toll. And we’re burning through the planets non renewable energy supplies very quickly! Change is needed!
As a collection of hairdressers, colourists & stylists it is important that we are all aware of the effects that our industry can have on the environment. With over 42,000 hairdressing and barbering businesses in the UK, it’s vital we all make at least one small change to help protect the environment for our future generations. I ask that this interview today with Rob will be the spark we all need to making our industry become a more sustainable and greener place. Hit play and soak it all in! It really does matter!
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Until next Monday, Peace, Love and Smiles all the way… Goodbye