Reducing Waste with Mylk Made: An Artisan Story
April 17 2023 – Dave Thorn
As consumers become more conscious of their impact on the environment, the demand for sustainable and waste-free products has grown. Mylk Made, a New Zealand-based brand, offers a solution to the problem of waste in the plant-based milk industry. Jemma, the founder of Mylk Made, shared the story behind her business, the proudest moment in her artisan journey, and her favorite way to enjoy her products.
Introducing Mylk Made and Its Founders
Mylk Made is a brand that produces nut and seed mylk bases, sold in glass jars as a concentrate. The business is run by Jemma and her mother Corinne. Jemma's background is in project coordination, while Corinne has experience in business. The mother-daughter duo is passionate about reducing waste and providing sustainable solutions.
The Spark that Inspired Mylk Made
Jemma's trip to Indonesia sparked the idea of Mylk Made. During the trip, she visited a cafe that offered a similar concept to Mylk Made, which made sense in many ways, such as sustainability, waste reduction, and convenience. Jemma saw an opportunity to offer a waste-free solution to buying plant milk in a carton.
The Journey to Artisan Goods
Jemma's background was not in artisan goods, but in project coordination. She had always been interested in entrepreneurship, and her passion for plant-based foods and sustainability motivated her to start her own business. Mylk Made was born out of the desire to offer a waste-free solution to plant-based milk.
Proudest Moment in Mylk Made's Artisan Journey
Jemma's proudest moment was knowing that her customers believe in her brand's ethos of providing a waste-free solution to plant-based milk. She finds it incredible that Mylk Made's mylk bases are a staple in many people's pantries, and a part of their journeys in reducing household waste or choosing milk alternatives without any harmful ingredients.
Enjoying Mylk Made Products
Jemma's favorite way to enjoy her products is in her morning coffee. She starts her day with an almond latte using Mylk Made's almond barista base. Otherwise, any recipe that calls for plant milk is an easy switch. The best part about baking with Mylk Made is that Jemma can whip up any particular flavor in 10 seconds in a blender, and only the amount she needs at the time.
Fellow Artisans that Align with Mylk Made
Jemma is a big fan of YUM Granola, a brand with a similar ethos to Mylk Made. She also loves Make It Raw's delicious crackers and their limited release of vegan Easter Eggs earlier this year.
Mylk Made offers a solution to the problem of waste in the plant-based milk industry. By providing a waste-free alternative to buying plant milk in a carton, Jemma and Corinne are making a positive impact on the environment. Their passion for sustainability and their brand's ethos have earned them a loyal following among customers who believe in the same values.