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Join the team for a cool reusable shampoo project!

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Chiara van der Kuip chiaravdkuip

Join the team for a cool reusable shampoo project!

26/03/2019 at 18:23

Hi there,

My name is Chiara and together with my partner Ronald we are the owners of Marley’s Amsterdam. Marley’s Amsterdam makes worlds first shampoo flakes. This are flakes with only the active ingredient of shampoo. Really concentrated. This is important because shampoo consist 80% of water, which is unnecessary because we all have tap water at home. With Marley’s we make sure that there will be less trucks on the road and we don’t need to use plastic bottles. Beside that our shampoo is completely natural.

When the flakes are delivered at your home, you mix water with the flakes. The flakes dissolve and you have your own homemade liquid shampoo.

But after you made your own shampoo, you need something to keep it in. And that’s where we need you! We want to design and produce a reusable and recycled shampoo bottle, so people can store and refill their Marley’s shampoo in it.

We are looking for people who want to brainstorm with us about the design and collect plastic with us.

Take a look at: http://www.marleys.amsterdam and please send me a message if you’re interested or you just want to share some ideas!

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27/03/2019 at 16:58

Hi Chiara,


This looks like a great plastic-free product, I’m sure you’ll do well with it!


I think a lot of people on this forum would say “why don’t you to just reuse old shampoo bottles instead of making new ones?” (and some would say, “why use shampoo at all?” 😉 )


Seriously though, bottles are one of the more difficult items to make with low tech equipment. Check out Potclau for an example of what is possible. industrially bottles are usually made with a process called extrusion blow moulding, if you want to research that (it’s a little beyond the DIY level).

04/04/2019 at 00:03

Hi Chiara,
I live in Taranaki, New Zealand, and have been thinking about a similar idea.  I’ve just come up with a design for refillable toiletry containers.  My intent was to use these for shampoo paste, sunscreen, deodorant, etc.  I’d love to collaborate!
Email me at [email protected] and we can see if we can help each other.


27/03/2019 at 17:16

nice nice! the most small consumer groups here in spain (see coorperativa integral) sell home made shampoo mostly in glasses, being returned for refill to the group when empty 🙂 possibly you have similar formations in the Netherlands.


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