This startup proves there’s a more ethical and sustainable way to do tech // ft. Nimble
When I think about shopping more consciously, I’ll admit that my electronics and tech don’t top my shopping list. I’ve happily given up my fast fashion addiction to embrace slow fashion, but taking a more conscious approach to the gadgets that power my life, my career, and this blog is mostly uncharted territory for me.
This is partly because I find shopping for clothes fun and do it on a regular basis, but rarely buy new electronics. It’s also because, compared to the overwhelming selection consumers have when it comes to fashion, there are narrower options when it comes to the electronics we buy.
Tracing the supply chain of clothing is hard, but supply chains are even murkier in the consumer electronics space because it’s such a globalized industry. With the dearth of ethical and sustainable tech options, it may seem that there are only two choices for a would-be conscious consumer: stick to your values and stay in the dark ages, or shrug off your complicity in unethical and unsustainable manufacturing to join the rest of the world in the 21st century.
But—don’t despair! Trust me, there is hope. I recently learned about Nimble, a company that takes a more thoughtful and conscious approach to consumer electronics and tech, and I’m thrilled to partner with them to share their story with you.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Nimble. I only partner with brands that meet my criteria for sustainability and ethics, and that I am excited about! Thank you for supporting the brands that support Restitchstance.
Nimble: Ethical and Sustainable Tech for Good
Nimble sells phone chargers made with ethics and sustainability in mind. Unlike conventional consumer electronics companies, Nimble is completely transparent with their supply chain and they value ethical suppliers that follow their code of conduct.
In addition, Nimble uses eco-friendly materials such as plant-based bioplastics, recycled plastic and hemp fabric, recycled aluminum, and recycled and biodegradable paper packaging. Each purchase comes with a bag for recycling e-waste, for free, thanks to their One-for-One Tech Recovery program!
To show accountability to their values, Nimble is also in the process of becoming a B-Corp and is a registered Public Benefit Corporation.
Nimble generously gifted me their 3-day portable charger. I love the sleek, functional design, including how there’s a little magnetic cord holder that snaps onto one end of the charger so you don’t lose the charging cable.
I brought my charger with me on a hike to test it out (does anyone else’s phone battery just give up when it gets cold??). I like that there are two ports: one for regular charging and one for faster charging, and the size and weight make it an easy addition to your day pack.
I’m excited to take my Nimble portable charger with me during holiday travels and future outdoor adventures! It holds up to three days’ worth of charge, so it’s perfect for a weekend camping trip or emergency juice when you’re on the go.
Nimble also sells larger portable chargers and really slick wireless chargers for the home or office. I think these would make great gifts for that person who’s always on the go or who’s always running on 1% (lol, it me).
Have you thought about being more conscious consumer of electronics and tech, and if so, what do you do? Working with Nimble has definitely made me more thoughtful about how I buy and use tech, and I’m trying to be a more conscious consumer by taking better care of my electronics as well as researching more ethical alternatives. I’d love to know your thoughts on this topic!
Until next time—and happy holidays!
What I’m wearing:
Sports bra: Girlfriend Collective Paloma bra in Jade (review)
Leggings:Girlfriend Collective compressive leggings in Jade (review)
Hiking boots: Ahnu Montara III eVent in Chocolate Chip (these are the most fashionable hiking boots I have ever seen, and they’re lightweight and waterproof!)