How We Got Started
Bum Boosa® is the result of collaboration between mothers who wanted healthier products for their families and our planet. We are proud to have launched our remarkably distinctive products that make use of renewable bamboo and some of the most versatile and safest botanical ingredients we could find. We are motivated by our unwavering belief that our generation is obligated to make safer and more innovative sustainable products for a planet that is using disposable goods at higher rate than ever before.
Where Did We Get Our Name?
Choosing a great name was important to us. People often ask us where the name Bum Boosa® comes from. We took the common Latin name for the bamboo genus- bambusa – and made a play on it. We sometimes come across someone who isn’t familiar with the term ”bum”. Well, just to be clear, being New Englanders, we adopted this term for the “backside” from the English a long time ago!
How We Define Our Purpose
Our purpose is to provide products that families can not only trust and feel good about, but products that have the higher objective of reducing the burden that trees bear due to the disposable products industries and limiting harsh chemicals and synthetic materials in our environment. Our dedicated and growing customer base is a constant and gratifying testimony to the fact that many, many people share our vision towards a future where we think about the consequences that our purchases and consumption have on the planet.
What the Future Holds
Continued growth and success of course! Although we can all agree on what we mean by “growth”, success is defined differently by the new generation of green business and isn’t based on sales alone. It’s based on how well we educate and inspire individuals to make good choices. We want you to choose our products not just based on their quality and complexity, but the worth we place on our customer community, our ethics, respect for the earth, and our willingness to invest some of our profit back into nature. We are dedicated to not only reduce deforestation, but we participate in reforestation by participating in several agro-forestry programs through Trees For The Future.
USDA BIOBASED CERTIFICATION
Bum Boosa® Bamboo Baby Wipes are a USDA Certified Biobased Product since 2011. We plan on certifying our bathroom tissue and diaper liners this year, as well. The USDA defines biobased products as those whose main ingredients are from renewable plant, animal, marine, or forestry materials.
B CORP CERTIFICATION WBENC CERTIFICATION AWARDS PRODUCT PLACEMENTS
Bum Boosa® Bamboo Products is a Certified B Corporation since 2011. B Corp certification is to sustainable business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, there is a growing community of more than 600 Certified B Corps from 15 countries and 60 industries working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business.
Bum Boosa® Bamboo Products is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBENC) since 2013. The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations.
Bum Boosa Bamboo Baby Wipes won Canada’s 2010 Green Parents’ List Award for Best New Baby Skin Care Product, the 2011 Mother Approved/Child Tested Excellence Award (MACT), and was honored as a Favorite Product of Organic Baby University in both 2012 and 2013. Bum Boosa˂ was also a 2012 Cribsie Award Nominee for Best All Around Baby Wipes along with Seventh Generation, Huggies, and Pampers. Bum Boosa’s wipes received Champion Status on the Environmental Working Groups data base for Safe Cosmetics in 2011.
Bum Boosa has partnered with Northeast Film Partners and Legacy Entertainment. Our wipes have been placed on several television shows and movies. Most recently we were placed on Two Broke Girls and Revenge. Other sets we have been placed on but have not made it post editing were Weeds, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Baby Daddy, Veep, and The Watch. Additionally, our wipes were independently placed on Tia & Tamera Show on The Style Network via Ecomom.com. Our most recent placements have been done free of charge, with Bum Boosa being sought out.
B CORP CERTIFICATION