The Mission

The request for Start the Wave merchandise has always been somewhat of a dilemma for us, as we want to honour our community requests, whilst continuing to uphold our values.

With our collective awareness of the negative effects of consumerism and globalisation on our environment, there is no denying the responsibility we each hold in finding alternative ways to create a sustainable future.

At Start the Wave we see this as an opportunity!

Welcome to Start the Wave Eco-Merch — our community initiative supporting eco-conscious creators who are shaping the future of how we consume.

We hope you’ll join us in supporting this mission.

For this initiative to work we must all be conscious of our actions. The responsibility to purchase more consciously lies in the hands of the buyer.


You can only order items that are within a maximum of 4400 km/2734 miles from your current location. This is our current shipping radius. The goal is to reduce this shipping footprint as we bring on more creators. 

Creators, get involved!

Are you creative, environmentally conscious, and would like to help us spread our message?

We are calling out to all creators interested in selling up-cycled STW Eco-Merch for your local area (a maximum of 4400 km/2734 miles from your current location).

In exchange for donating a flexible percentage of your profits to Start the Wave, we will bring eyes to your creations and encourage those in your local area to vote with their dollar and support your efforts.

You create STW Eco-Merch, we highlight, amplify, and support your work!

Thank you for being part of the change.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Community, get involved!

Search our site for creators in your area (a maximum of 4400 km/2734 miles from your current location) and see what Eco-Merch they have to offer on their site.


We acknowledge that our network of Eco-Merch creators is growing and we’d appreciate your support in connecting us to creatives and spreading the message!


If you aren’t finding creators in your area, ask your eco-crafty friends, search where your local art galleries or community centres hold events, and invite anyone who you think could be a good fit!

Share our Eco-Merch application form and invite them to apply.


Thank you for being part of the change.

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