Supplier Spotlight
The Bum Boosa Story

            What happens when a group of mothers are concerned with the products they use on their infants’ skin? Bum Boosa, a tree-free baby wipe without alcohol, chlorine, phthalates, formaldehyde, parabens, phenols, SLS &SLES, lanolin and unnecessary additives.  Sonja Sheasley and her friends decided to create something safer, but just as effective. Established in 2009 with a goal to avoid harmful chemicals and destroying endangered trees, Bum Boosa Bamboo Products display a strong passion to make a positive change for our planet as a whole.

            Sheasley, now President, is not only passionate about her children, but she values the environment tremendously. With the use of disposable goods at an all-time high, she realized the use of trees for paper should be cut down and the impact of bamboo paper products would strengthen the environment we live in greatly.  Bamboo grows rapidly worldwide with over 1,500 different species, so why use trees when not needed?  With the exception of Antarctica, bamboo grows on every continent and most don’t stop to think of its benefits.  Bamboo is extremely sustainable and renewable serving many purposes.  Sheasley substituted cutting down trees and using harmful preservatives by creating her bamboo based product lines of baby wipes, diapers, liners, and disposable wipes.  Bum Boosa’s tree-free products avoid the use of harmful petroleum based fiber, harsh preservatives, and leave endangered forests untouched like they should be.

            Bum Boosa’s tree-free company gives consumers an easy alternative to help preserve the environment and more importantly keep our children safer from harmful chemicals touching their skin.  Bum Boosa Bamboo Products think ahead about our planet’s future and our overall health.  Their products are a movement displaying a powerful change for our environment.  In an interview with Bam Boosa Bamboo Products they stated, “We want people to choose our products not just based on their quality and complexity, but the worth we place on our customer community, our ethics, respect of the earth, and our willingness to invest some of our profit back into nature,” expressing their overall humble intentions for society. Bum Boosa is proud to say that they’re a Certified B Corporation meeting their strict standards of social and environment performance.  They’re also a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise since 2013 and actively support the World Bamboo Organization for all of its purposes.  

– June Carlin  jcarlin@unfi.com