Christopher, Sebstian & Wanja – are three friends from the German maritime city of Hamburg.
At this point we would like to tell you a little about how & why we founded HYDROPHIL & how we turned it into our water-neutral, vegan and fair products. The idea of HYDROPHIL came about during a bike trip through Hamburg and an internet blog regarding water. This might seem random, but it’s the true story.
Our blog hydrophil.biz was established in July 2012. It is devoted to the most diverse facettes of the topic of water. We all need water – this wonderful resource – to live, every living being arises from a drop of water. On our blog we write about several aspects around water, such as: sustainable usage of water, conflicts regarding water as a natural resource, tap water, and so on.
During the bike trip through Hamburg, as mentioned above, on a late summer’s day in 2013 we eventually, as always, touched the topic water scarcity since our friendship came about because of our joint volunteering for the charity organisation Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e.V. A discussion emerged whether or not it might be possible to produce goods that not only are fairtrade, sustainable and vegan but also water-neutral, since the issue about water is increasing.
When you constantly deal with and write about the fascinating topic of water in all its facets your mind starts revolving around it and it will eventually drive you crazy. That’s why we wanted to create a product that will use respectively pollute as little water as possible.
No sooner said than done: in September 2013 we issued our first T-Shirt, which you can also buy in our shop. The feedback we received was so unimaginably positive that we decided to re-issue the T-Shirt. Meanwhile more and more people came up to us requesting to sell a wider variety of goods. And there you have it. By now there are water-neutral soap, our sustainable bamboo toothbrush, upcycled washbag, cotton swabs, and many, many more.
In the meantime, we have specialized in W.A.S.H. goods (WAter, Sanitation, Hygiene) and try to your awareness about sustainable consumer behaviour in your day-to-day life with our water-neutrally, vegan & fairly produced products.