When Sammamish resident Roma Agarwal had children, she started researching plastic free and natural fabrics that would be better for her kids. This motivated her to replace cheap plastic containers with sustainable ones within her own home and motivate her family to practice sustainability to leave behind a better future.
Agarwal describes her transition into the world of sustainable products as “an evolution…about making little consistent changes every day.” She wanted to pass on her knowledge and motivate others to adopt sustainable lifestyles. Agarwal’s sustainability focused business, White Lotus Life, was born from this experience.
White Lotus Life was launched in January 2023, and their website went live in June. White Lotus Life’s focus is to offer products that can replace single-use plastics. The company offers reusable and eco-friendly products, such as bamboo floss, stainless steel lunch containers and wooden combs.
Agarwal said all White Lotus Life products must fit four out of seven of her brand’s ethical principles — biodegradable, handmade, planet positive, recyclable, plastic free, vegan, and sustainable. She wants to make the transition to sustainability easy, and advocates for simple switches, like a “bamboo toothbrush instead of a plastic toothbrush…and reusable kitchen towels.”
To keep costs affordable, Agarwal sources products from around the world. Some are locally made in the United States, while others are crafted by local artisans in Nepal, India and China.
Another one of Agarwal’s goals is to help businesses switch to more sustainable solutions through White Lotus Life’s products. Agarwal has created a separate catalog of over 200 sustainable merchandising products that businesses can source from and pass out at events. She hopes to provide companies with environmentally friendly merchandise and promotion materials for their own events.
Additionally, she aims to help local businesses and residents reduce their environmental impact. Part of White Lotus Life’s mission is to organize outreach programs to educate businesses and individuals about sustainable living.
White Lotus Life participated in the Sustainable Sammamish event at the Sammamish Farmers Market in August, where Agarwal was able to share her company values and promote her products.
To find more information about White Lotus Life, please visit their website.