Company Mantra

  • Kate Assaraf

    We Listened.

    Part of our marketing plan was to pitch to hotels--and if NOAP was offered in a hotel room as an amenity, I wanted Black women to feel like it wasn’t for a different “type” of guest. That was a big part of the ethos of the company we built.  I saw from traveling with her that her mixed hair type is underserved and underrepresented literally everywhere--and that tiny plastic hotel bottle of conditioner was just another reminder of how she wasn’t included.  Becky’s hair requires 5x the conditioner mine does to moisturize her hair so we tried to make the best conditioner bar possible to solve that problem for her—and relieve that awkwardness & shame of asking for 4 more tiny plastic bottles at the front desk. View Post
  • Kate Assaraf

    Why I created a plastic-free company that doesn't talk much about plastic

    In my own personal crusade to reduce plastic — I have been burned by crisis marketing that sold me guilt in the form of expensive eco-friendly swaps that felt like sacrifice. At the top of this list was mouthwash tablets meant to fizz in tap water and save me from buying plastic bottled, watered down Listerine. These were the biggest, most expensive, sucker-swap I made. View Post