Khala & Company

Honor Your Food

Who They Are

Meet the McKee’s: Asa and Tamar! Asa McKee is a skier, fly fisherman, gardener, father, and co-founder of Khala Cloths. As an outdoorsman and father, Asa’s growing concern about our planet encouraged him to take a larger step in helping Mother Earth. The other half of this eco-duo, Tamar McKee, is an anthropologist, writer, filmmaker, mother, and co-founder of Khala Cloths. As a mother and professor, creating Khala & Company has become another way for Tamar to encourage others to care for Mother Earth by being conscious and conscientious consumers. Together, this husband and wife team founded Khala & Company–an eco-friendly food storage wrap company that’s changing the way we look at plastic-wrap.

They start every cloth with a GOTS Certified blend of organic hemp and organic cotton fabric grown in North America, then infuse sustainably harvested beeswax, or plant-based tree resins, into their classic and vegan food wraps. With 100% zero waste, compostable packaging, and no added bleaches or chemicals, these natural wraps mold to any shape with the warmth of your hands. The blend of coconut oil and natural resins will adhere to itself, keeping food fresh until you’re ready to snack again. Unlike seran wrap and plastic-wrap, Khala & Company will have a long life if cared for correctly! Simply wash with eco-friendly soap, and pat dry, for hundreds of uses.


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Why We Like Them

Khala & Company are truly waste-free from product to packaging. They package their reusable, washable, biodegradable wraps in 100% zero waste packaging–using post-consumer recycled paper for the topper, a compostable wax paper bag, and recyclable cardboard. The McKee’s extend this commitment to their factory and manufacturing, doing whatever they can to produce zero landfill materials within each stage of production.

The fabric used to construct all Khala & Company is an organic cotton and hemp blend, grown in North America and certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Even as a relatively new company, they have worked to become certified by Green America, an organization of small businesses dedicated to best practices, for the environment, and for consumers. But they haven’t stopped there! Khala & Company is also a member of 1% for the Planet, donating 1% of their yearly sales towards environmental non-profits in sectors like energy, water, biodiversity, and more.

Last, but certainly not least, they source all their “bee-centric” beeswax for their classic wrap from “bee-first” apiaries. But what is a “bee-first” apiary? It means the life of the bee is the main priority, with the harvesting of the beeswax or honey as a distant second. They do this by allowing the bees to eat their own honey, instead of replacing it with sugar water. Plus, these kind of apiaries keep chemicals out of their hives, coming as close to organic beeswax as possible. Once they infuse this beeswax into the hemp/cotton cloth, they leave it alone. Really!? Yep. That means no bleaching, no chemicals, and no additives.

  • Compostable - EarthHero
    Compostable
  • Compostable Packaging
    Compostable Packaging

  • Family Business
  • Handmade
    Handmade
  • 1% for the Planet
    1% for the Planet
  • Recycled Packaging
    Recycled Packaging
  • Made in the USA
    Made in the USA
  • Organic Cotton
    Organic Cotton
  • Hemp
    Hemp

This product contains material that can break down into soil in either a backyard or industrial composting system. These products are declared compostable by the manufacturer, but may not third-party certified. Contact your local waste-hauler or composting facility to determine where these materials may be accepted. Certain materials may be better fit for industrial facilities than backyard composting systems. Industrial facilities may not exist in your area.

This product is packaged or shipped in materials that can be composted in home systems or industrial facilities. Certain materials may be better fit for industrial facilities than backyard composting systems. Contact your local waste-hauler or composting facility to determine where these materials may be accepted. Industrial facilities may not exist in your area.

This product is made by a family-owned business. EarthHero loves to support and empower businesses built around strong family values. 

We support small businesses and craftspeople who create each of their products with care. Handmade products are generally produced on a small scale, without the use of large energy consuming factories and production facilities. Buying handmade helps support art, communities, and people’s livelihoods.

This company partners with 1% for the Planet, a nonprofit organization that helps promote environmental stewardship. Members commit to donating at least 1% of their sales to the program, which helps connect them to high-impact environmental nonprofits across the globe.

This product is packaged or shipped in materials that contain recycled content.

This product was made in the United States. Buying locally made items helps to reduce harmful emissions that result from transportation during and after the production process. Purchasing products made in the United States also ensures that the items are produced in ways that meet strict safety and labor standards.

Organic cotton production uses zero chemical pesticides and fertilizers, promoting a healthier use of land and decreasing harmful agricultural runoff. By steering clear of toxic chemicals, workers experience less exposure to hazardous conditions, promoting social responsibility as well as environmental stewardship. Plus, farming methods for organic cotton have been shown to use up to 20% less water than nonorganic production methods. Choosing organic cotton eliminates the use of insecticides and other harmful chemicals, promotes efficient resource use, and results in a safer products and a cleaner planet!

This high-yield crop grows quickly and usually doesn’t rely on harsh pesticides and fertilizers, making it a dependable renewable resource. The cannabis plant produces more fiber per acre than common textile crops like cotton and flax, and actually adds nutrients to the soil instead of depleting them! Hemp is strong, breathable, and moisture wicking, and it requires minimal dye during fabric production due to its high absorbency qualities.

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