The organic home: for minimalist living

Non-Toxic Toys April 08 2017, 0 Comments

The short list of what you won't find in Twoodies:

  • No Carcinogens 
  • No Endocrine Disruptors
  • No Fire Retardants
  • No GMOs or Synthetic Biology 
  • No Heavy Metals 
  • No Nanoparticles 
  • No Herbicides, Insecticides or Pesticides 
  • No Harmful Chemical Solvents or VOCs
  • No Behavioral, Developmental or Neurotoxins
  • No know allergens
  • No BPA or other plastics
  • No lead tainted paint
  • No metals or magnets 
  • No toxic glues or adhesives

"The reality of life today is that we live in a toxic world surrounded by thousands of invisible chemicals and toxicants which infiltrate the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and the products we use every day. These silent encounters with chemicals have been linked to nearly every disease raging in America from ADD, Allergies, Alzheimer’s, Asthma, Autism and Autoimmune diseases to Infertility, Cancer, Diabetes, Chronic Inflammation, Obesity, and Parkinson’s disease."

nontoxiccertified.org

Twoodie wooden gem in walnut from America and safe wood for baby toys  Twoodie wooden gem baby toys in gem shape and oak wood from America  Twoodie wooden gem baby toys in gem shape and cherry wood  Twoodie wooden stacking gem in Japanese Zelkova wood with visible woodgrain

Twoodie wooden gems arranged in crown formation on wooden surface


JOB OPPORTUNITY: February 20 2017, 0 Comments

SYSTEMS ARCHITECT/TECHNICAL DESIGNER/CREATIVE ENGINEER (honestly this is a 'working title').


Organic food is an $80Bill industry. Consumers pay more/buy organic food because it’s A) ‘Healthier’ B) better branded and C) has a certified supply chain.

Twoodie is the first brand for organic non-consumables: for the hardgoods that surround us in every home, school and office.  Those that are natural and biodegradable, non toxic, non polluting and with no threat of endocrine disruption.  We make products out of ‘organic wood’ and have started with an ‘ALL-IN-ONE’ baby toy solution because of justified consumer concern around sensitive infants.


Rather than pay for third party certifications we have made Twoodie completely open - hypertransparent, so that everything is accessible and communicable to the world via the web.  Our approach is to use technology to open ourselves up to scrutiny and let consumers decide. By selling exclusively online and being vertically integrated we capture all the value and can ‘afford’ to do this honestly.  We design and control the global supply chain end-to-end so we can (in theory) take full responsibility for it.  Being an ‘open book’ is a strategy that proves to consumers we deserve their trust (and that we are obsessed with making the best products).  It’s also our personal philosophy.


Transparency at Twoodie currently just looks like a very candid data dump.  

It’s all there: good/bad/ugly and lots of “work in progress”.  That’s iteration 1.


WE’RE LOOKING FOR:


A disciplined individual who will be able to teach themselves whatever they need to know, even if they’re not confident.

Someone to design Twoodie’s web/technology infrastructure in order to creatively, transparently and “inappropriately” touch our clients and the market. To use the tools of new technology to explain and communicate ‘stylistically’ what we are about.

No one has ever done this for a consumer brand before. We have some ideas but it will be largely about discovery and exploration, trial & error… and possibly public failure.

Ideally you speak at least one other language (we do) and are not nationalistic.

We need someone who’s not precious about only doing “intellectually stimulating” work because there is inevitably a reasonable amount of shit stuff to do in a startup.

Lastly: someone that has A HACKER MENTALITY AND THE TECHNICAL PROGRAMMING SKILLS TO BE ABLE TO SERVICE IT.


TIMELINE | COMPENSATION | LOCATION


1 Jan 2018 (but we want to run a freelance project with you before then)

Hong Kong (we will sponsor your visa and arrange accommodation).  We move, a lot.

Shares vested over 4 years.


Interested?  Curious?  Contact us via team@twoodie.com or +852 92424147 (HK)

(It’s Jeanne & Steven)




Hypertransparency February 13 2017, 0 Comments

To be more open than you are personally comfortable with, than society expects, than is possible without considerable effort and logistics and time.
To open oneself, team, business, collaborators and community to the truth... and the scrutiny, criticism and progress that will come with it.
We don't care what people think is "appropriate". We don't care how things have always been done. We care about fairness.  Transparency is a way to debate what's right and make sure we continue to care about it.