This week, we’re talking to Angela Richardson of PUR Home. While creating her first natural bar of soap six years ago, she became obsessed with natural ingredients and their functions and in turn, created her natural household line of cleaners that we absolutely love!
BLK+GRN: Who are you and why do you do what you do?
ANGELA: My name is Angela Richardson, the CEO, formulator and product developer of PUR Home. I’m passionate about natural products and began my journey into eco-friendly living six years ago when I made my first natural bar of soap — I’ve been obsessed ever since!
BLKGRN: What was your “Aha Moment” and when did your vision start to manifest?
ANGELA: PUR Home was started because it was always the intention to create everyday household essentials. I wanted truly non-toxic household cleaners and decided that I would create a product line that used the safest and most effective ingredients available.
BLK+GRN: Why do you think it is important to Buy Black?
ANGELA: It is important to Buy Black because I believe in supporting Black-owned businesses and funneling our money so that we develop a strong Black economy. I believe Black people can and do provide almost everything we need to consume. We just need to know these businesses exists and support them every change we get!
BLK+GRN: How is your brand green?
ANGELA: PUR is green because of the ingredients we use. They are plant-based, biodegradable, and non-to-low toxic ingredients. Our packaging is either recyclable/compostable or reusable. It is important to have an eco-brand because I care about our environment and I care about making sure our products are safe for human use.
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