Smart Cookies: Emily & Fede, Founders Of Swapstainable - Ecobuy
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1)  Could you tell us a little about yourself and what’s your business about?

We’re Federico and Emily, from Argentina and Uruguay, currently based in Sydney.

Having been in contact with nature all our lives and passionate about outdoor activities, we developed a great concern for all the waste around us. Most of this waste is generated because there’s no sustainable alternative, and people end up buying and consuming single-use items.

We find that small changes in the correct direction can make the difference. That’s why our main inspiration is to share the idea of ‘swap for change’, swaps that will improve our lifestyles and the relationship with our environment.

We’re both working full time in our other jobs and decided to create Swapstainable together as a side business we’re both passionate about with products we truly believe in. 

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2)      Do you have a morning routine? If so, what is it you do to set yourself up for the day ahead?

We both like starting the day active before work. Federico chooses surfing when there’s a wave or otherwise a morning run together with me. I either run, walk, do a sweaty workout or yoga at the park. Depends on the day. Then I make my green celery juice and I’m ready for my 8:30 Zoom catch up at work.

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3)      Why did you choose to go sustainable and eco-friendly?

I personally have been into sustainability for years, implementing changes both at home and at work, trying to teach people around me how they can contribute as well. It’s a process I think, and I keep learning all the time. When we started thinking about Swapstainable, our main motivation was creating a business where we can offer products that make a positive impact on our planet and help people make better decisions.

4)      What was the hardest part of starting your own business?

Marketing! Generating content and engagement which can potentially turn into customers. We realised this takes a lot of time and thinking and we have little time and expertise in this subject.

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5)     One book and/or documentary everyone should read/watch? Why?

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse – a book about the search for the meaning of life which you can read in different phases of life and understand it in a different way. 

6)       Best piece of advice you have ever received?

Don’t take anything personally and always do the best you can.

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