How it all started
Tung and Benjamin, our company founders, have been the best friends since elementary school. In 2017 they decided to work together established their own e-commerce company. Soon some profound questions came up: Can work be more than making money? Can we change something with our company? The enlightenment came in their own bathroom: For some time, we have been using a safety razor. This type of razor is gentle to the skin, causes no plastic waste and looks great. Why are there still people who use conventional and expensive plastic razors? We want to change that. Since 2018 we are specialized on safety razors everything that belongs to a plastic free shave.
Every day, tons of plastic are wasted, every year about $ 30 billion are spent on plastic razors: all for a smooth skin. That needs to change! Our goal is a plastic free shave in each bathroom. Our high quality razors come without unnecessary plastic, while they pamper your skin with a very gentle wet shave for a silky-smooth result without skin irritation.
We want to change something with WLDOHO. It starts with our own behavior and ends in your bathroom. We are tired of living in a throwaway society where cheap-produced entry products dominate the market, while expensive refill blades stress our environment and our purse. We want to take responsibility for a sustainable handling of our planet with great design, excellent quality and your commitment. You see, it is about more than just a plastic-free shave: We convey a lifestyle away from the fast-lived throwaway society!
WLDOHO and the bears
Maybe you have already wondered where all the bears on our products, packaging and website are coming from. The bear stands for nature and mindfulness, things that come too short in everyday life. Every bear has its individual history and represents one of our product series. For each product sold, we plant a tree together with our partner One Tree Planted, right there where it is needed the most. Thus, we contribute to the conservation of the natural habitat of the bears.
The members of our bear family at WLDOHO give you something back: they take you at hand and show you how you can live a sustainable life step by step. Bear family is an important keyword: Our team consists of family members and narrow friends. We see ourselves as a great family that fights for the habitat of the bears and a better world.
Vagard is a small panda and comes from the mountainous regions of Nepal, Bhutan and Burma as well as the north of India. He feels comfortable in bamboo forests. Since there are only 10,000 individuals left worldwide, the small or red panda is considered at risk.
Our Yvu is a polar bear. Hardly any other species is that associated with climate change and destruction of our environment. His home, the Arctic, melts away
under his paws literally. There are only between 22,000 and 31,000 individuals left, which is why polar bears apply as endangered.
Sued, the spectacled bear, comes from South America. There he lives in the subtropical zones. Spectacled bears are also considered at risk, the last count from 1999 revealed only 18,000 animals. Due to the progressive deforestation of the rainforest, his habitat is strongly threatened.
Buran is a sun bear and is one of a very mysterious kind, about which we know very little. Unfortunately, one thing is certain: there are not many, which is why they are noted on the red list of endangered species. His home are the tropical rainforests, swamps and mangrove forests of Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Sumatra and Borneo.
Humid to dry mixed forests are the natural habitat of our American black bear Acyl. He finds them in Canada, the US and the north of Mexico. Since his preferred habitat is distributed over such wide areas and many mixed forests are still intact, the American black bear is not considered endangered.
Kambou is a koala, this kind loves eucalyptus over everything. No wonder that you can find them in the eucalyptus forests of Australia. They are represented in many zoos all over the world and loved for their cute appearance. But in the wild they are becoming more and more rare and are considered threatened.
Sinha, the coati, can adapt well to different environments. This includes tropical rainforests as well as deciduous forests and even the steppe can be his natural habitat. Coati do not yet apply as endangered, but their number is steadily decreasing.
Minou is a raccoon. These adorable little bears are originally from America but are now common in Europe as well. They feel comfortable in deciduous and mixed forests and like to stay near water. Raccoons are not endangered.
Wjölni is a kermode or spirit bear, as this kind is called. They are considered strongly endangered, as there are only 500 animals left. They occur in the small Canadian region of British Colombia.
Small steps to big changes
We were not born sustainable. But we have realized that we must leave the world as intact as possible. Conscientiousness towards nature means to question our daily routines and improve it in small steps. Many of us do that already and are active in communities or Zero waste movements. But we also want to appeal to those who do not quite know how to tackle sustainability in their own four walls. Let us and our bears take you at hand and lead you step by step to a closer affinity to nature. Every little change is an important contribution. Over time, those little things add up and create something great in the end: a better world