About take care

 

take care lists a curated variety of responsible and sustainable alternatives for products and services. We want to help and inspire people by offering responsible and sustainable alternatives so we can all take care of ourselves, each other, and our planet in a better way, making better decisions step by step.

We are on a mission to grow the platform with enough options for people to stimulate local consumption and shopping. Of course, it’s essential to keep in mind that it’s better to buy less and/or re-use products. But if you do buy something new, we would like to be your platform of choice finding responsible and sustainable alternatives.

Most every company that aspires to bring sustainability through products and services has an amazing story to tell, and we gladly offer a space to share their stories. We connect with them, hear their vision and heart, and help their passion inspire you.

We strive to be a community in which people can connect and learn from each other to live a more sustainable life. For businesses, we aim to be a platform that helps you connect with your audience to receive appreciation and feedback on how to make your business even more sustainable (if possible!). If you have a sustainable product or service to suggest, let us know by filling in this form.

We curate every company we list on the platform. We base our selection on the core business of a company being centered around a sustainable approach and the ways this approach is put into practice.

We also look at the impact of a business in the industry that they operate in. Are they driving sustainability in their industry? Are they willing to learn and making progress every year to make more processes of their business sustainable?

With take care, our focus is to learn from each other based on feedback, to create more awareness around sustainability, and to showcase inspiring solutions to make our planet a better, brighter, cleaner, and healthier place for all of us.

Sustainable Development Goals

Every company listing on take care shows which Sustainable Development Goals a company contributes to. These Sustainable Development Goals are formulated by the United Nations and are the blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all of us. You can learn more about the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals here.

Why the kingfisher?

The Kingfisher is seen as a symbol of love, which symbolizes the love for our planet. Aside from this, kingfishers need clean water to hunt for small fish and aquatic insects. If freshwater courses – slow-flowing streams, canals, and lakes are the Kingfisher’s natural habitat – are clean, these waters are better able to support a thriving ecosystem. So if you see a kingfisher, this could be a very good indicator of a healthy and thriving ecosystem. This is why we chose the Kingfisher as a symbol for take care.

About Us

We came up we the idea of take care in the summer of 2017; the idea was sparked by this article about the company Zipline. We were inspired by the story of Zipline and thought it would be incredible if we could create a platform where sustainable companies could be discovered and share their stories.

In 2018 we further developed the idea for the platform, and in 2019 we were able to spend more time on this side project and started designing, coding, and adding content to the platform. This year we officially launched the platform, and we will continue developing the platform to make it more valuable. We are a passionate and dedicated team; with this platform, we aim to inspire people and want to make a positive impact on the world by sharing knowledge and connecting people.

Raoul Valstar

Founder | Product

Eliena Scholma-Valstar

Founder | Design

Pim Plaatsman

Founder | Development