One small habit can
change the world

One small habit can change the world

Kathy Ku has always chosen her own path. She left college at nineteen to move to Uganda and built a water filter company with her classmate John Kye. Together they built a sustainable company that today has provided more than 500,000 people with clean drinking water. After growing the company, she decided to turn her focus to climate change.

She kept wishing there was something simple and easy you could do everyday that would collectively make an impact. She decided to start with the toothbrush. A high quality, affordable toothbrush made from ultra sustainable bamboo, and harvested by farmers in poor rural areas, would give Kathy a way to help the planet everyday. Kathy and John decided to team up with top flight designers and engineers to build the Juni Brush. This is just the beginning for Kathy and her team as they continue their journey towards making every decision you make a sustainable one.

Kathy Ku has always chosen her own path. She left college at nineteen to move to Uganda and built a water filter company with her classmate John Kye. Together they built a sustainable company that today has provided more than 500,000 people with clean drinking water. After growing the company, she decided to turn her focus to climate change.

She kept wishing there was something simple and easy you could do everyday that would collectively make an impact. She decided to start with the toothbrush. A high quality, affordable toothbrush made from ultra sustainable bamboo, and harvested by farmers in poor rural areas, would give Kathy a way to help the planet everyday. Kathy and John decided to team up with top flight designers and engineers to build the Juni Brush. This is just the beginning for Kathy and her team as they continue their journey towards making every decision you make a sustainable one.

About the Juni Team


The Juni Team is just like our community — we are a group of young dreamers, who are committed to making a better world than our parents gave us, tackling climate change, and doing it all with big shining smiles. We care deeply about the products we sell, and seek out sustainable materials that are top-quality, thoughtfully designed, and great not just for us (and our smile) but also for the planet.

A PASSION


Kathy and John, co-founders of juni essentials met during school. They started their social enterprise SPOUTS in college after spending the summer of 2010 in Uganda. They learned about the mass disease issues that came from dirty water. SPOUTS was created in 2011 with the simple idea that ceramic water filters could be made and sold locally, providing an amazingly effective product through a sustainable business model.

Why buy Juni?

We know the world can’t wait for governments and giant corporations to wake up and get serious about climate change. That’s why we decided to create a different model for the oral health industry, we committed to crafting top quality products that are sustainable from production to disposal. And we craft Juni Brush from bamboo grown in impoverished rural areas in South east Asia, investing in communities that are bearing the brunt of the climate crisis.

Fast forward to 2018, John & Kathy travelled to vietnam and came across bamboo farms. They learned about the potential impact bamboo could have from an economic an environmental perspective. More bamboo=less plastic and more jobs for rural farmers.

Off they went! For 2 years they worked with dentists and designers to create a beautiful toothbrush that would last with a supply chain system that was sustainable.

Kathy quit her job as an MD in NYC to start juni essentials with the goal to help people change small habits in order to create mass change.  

Radiant Simplicity

Oral care is the key to a shining smile, but consumers have had to choose between plastic products that pollute our oceans and communities, and “sustainable” brushes that are ugly and fall apart. The Juni Brush has a sleek, elegant design that not only looks gorgeous, but feels amazing.

Brushing for a Better World

At Juni, we believe that small actions can have large ripples that can end up changing the world. Something as simple as buying a bamboo toothbrush can help reduce harmful plastics in our oceans, and improve the lives of farmers on the frontline of the climate crisis.

The Wisdom of Sustainability

Juni Brushes are made exclusively from sustainable premium bamboo. Every element of the life cycle of your brush does no harm to the earth. From sourcing, to manufacturing, and from use and disposal, we believe there can’t be short cuts in the race to protect the environment.

We will make sustainable products. From sourcing raw materials, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, maintenance to disposal, every stage of the product life cycle must work for our earth.

 


We will reduce poverty among farmers and women in bamboo production areas by sourcing bamboo for our toothbrushes fairly.

 


We will make high quality products safe for our customers based on science.

Radiant
Simplicity

Oral care is the key to a shining smile, but consumers have had to choose between plastic products that pollute our oceans and communities, and “sustainable” brushes that are ugly and fall apart. The Juni Brush has a sleek, elegant design that not only looks gorgeous, but feels amazing.

Brushing for a
Better World

At Juni, we believe that small actions can have large ripples that can end up changing the world. Something as simple as buying a bamboo toothbrush can help reduce harmful plastics in our oceans, and improve the lives of farmers on the frontline of the climate crisis.

The Wisdom
of Sustainability

Juni Brushes are made exclusively from sustainable premium bamboo. Every element of the life cycle of your brush does no harm to the earth. From sourcing, to manufacturing, and from use and disposal, we believe there can’t be short cuts in the race to protect the environment.

 

Radiant Simplicity

Oral care is the key to a shining smile, but consumers have had to choose between plastic products that pollute our oceans and communities, and “sustainable” brushes that are ugly and fall apart. The Juni Brush has a sleek, elegant design that not only looks gorgeous, but feels amazing.

 

Brushing for a Better World

At Juni, we believe that small actions can have large ripples that can end up changing the world. Something as simple as buying a bamboo toothbrush can help reduce harmful plastics in our oceans, and improve the lives of farmers on the frontline of the climate crisis.

 

The Wisdom of Sustainability

Juni Brushes are made exclusively from sustainable premium bamboo. Every element of the life cycle of your brush does no harm to the earth. From sourcing, to manufacturing, and from use and disposal, we believe there can’t be short cuts in the race to protect the environment.

 

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