How it Started
It’s hard to live on the West Coast in close proximity to nature and not think about our daily impact on the environment. One of the things we thought about, and still think about, is how we can cut down on household packaging waste when we’re creatures of convenience. In our busy households, our environmental consciousness can get pushed to the wayside. We also realize many of our friends and family want lower waste options, and like us, just lack realistic options to make this goal a reality.
When we talk about packaging waste, we don’t just mean what’s in our garbage, but everything sent out for recycling and compost, too. Everything that goes in and out of our doors has an impact. Particularly, the almost 85% of plastic that doesn’t get recycled.
Our solution is grocery delivery using returnable glass jars and compostable paper bags. Bring back the milk lady!
The Livlite Team
Emily Anne Stewart
Emily Anne has two first names, like Billy Ray Cyrus. Raised in a small town in Nova Scotia, she has found her way to the PNW and frequently reminisces about the salty east coast. Emily Anne worked at several design agencies in Vancouver before finding her new home here at Livlite, where she practices “progress over perfection” with respect to low-waste living.
Marketing + Brand Coordinator
Grace is a mom, avid mountain biker and trail runner. She is passionate about innovation that cuts down on household waste, voting, and generally working to leave the planet and people in a better place. Grace loves her local East Van community and promoting partner businesses.
Founder + General Manager
Jasper manages all things production and delivery at Livlite. He worked with several of our favourite vegetarian and vegan restaurants and suppliers prior to joining us. When Jasper isn’t working on low-waste solutions for our products and making sure our customers are happy, you can find him with his band in East Vancouver.
Production + Delivery
Karima is our head buyer. She has a background as a chef, in nutrition, and retail management. She worked for over a decade in Vancouver restaurants and patisseries before launching independent food events and education, and then joining Livlite. When Karima isn’t finding local businesses to share with you, she’s recipe testing or writing about food history.
Teresa is essentially our virtual office manager, making sure our ship runs smoothly. Teresa, or TK, comes from a grocery, admin and HR background. She is passionate about issues in her community – Winnipeg, and is also very loving of her family’s one-eyed cocker spaniel.
What We Value
Protecting our environment
Our earth has a right to a healthy existence. We know that we can care for our environment and future generations by making sustainable choices as consumers.
We have a duty to treat our employees, customers and suppliers in a fair, respectful and compassionate manner. We are transparent and take great pride in serving our local communities.
Progress over perfection
Our actions – regardless how small the action may appear – affect the whole. We understand that small steps need to be taken in order to create lasting, tangible changes.