Did you know most tea bags contain plastic? Make the switch to loose leaf tea and a reusable cotton filter to zero waste-ify your daily tea routine. These cotton fabric tea filters are reusable for a year or more, replacing 500+ disposable filters. Each filter is made with Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic cotton, meaning the cotton is not only grown without pesticides and less water than conventional, but adheres to strict ethical practices too. Elevate your daily tea routine sustainably!
These filters come packaged in a set of two.
Made with 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton and a metal ring closure.
Add your favorite loose-leaf tea to the filter and steep for your desired amount of time. Compost the spent tea leaves and rinse filter thoroughly. Hang to dry.
When you first receive your filters, boil them in hot water for 10 minutes to sanitize and preshrink. Allow to dry between uses, and every two weeks or so boil again until water runs clear. (Each filter box includes detailed care instructions.)
Packaging + End of Life
Each set of 2 filters come packaged in a cardboard box, which can be recycled with curbside paper recycling. The filters themselves should last at least a year with proper care, but when they reach the end of their life, they can be cut up and home composted. The metal ring should first be removed and recycled with metal recycling.
Handmade in Austin, Texas.
Made in the USA
We ship ugly boxes
Our commitment to sustainability doesn't end when you press that checkout button.
We pack all of our orders in reused boxes and envelopes, with reused paper packaging, post-consumer recycled paper labels, and even paper tape.
You may not get an IG-worthy unboxing, but you will get the most sustainable packaging we can possibly find.
Oh and did we mention our shipping is always carbon negative?
Let's go to the real winner in my eyes. Honestly, I could have purchased this exact razor many other places, but the packaging A Drop in the Ocean uses to ship will have me coming back time and time gain.
My first purchase from them was some floss a while ago and it arrived in a reused tea box with a hand written note that was written on scrap paper. I was blown away.
I had never seen a company who claimed to be sustainable ACTUALLY prove to be sustainable through and through. The fact that every piece of the packaging was reused and minimal will have me come back over and over again. If I can purchase it here, I will purchase it here.
1% for the Ocean
We're on a mission to use business as a force for good. That's why we donate at least 1% of your purchase to our ocean conservation partner, Vermilion Sea Institute.
In 2021, we donated $1,304 to VSI.
We ship worldwide!
If you're in the Tacoma, Washington region, we probably deliver to your doorstep. Check out the Delivery FAQ below!
Shipping costs are determined by weight and travel distance, and automatically calculated at checkout.
If you're in the continental US, we offer free shipping for all orders over $50.
If you're in Alaska, Hawaii, or any of the US territories, we offer free shipping for all orders over $75.
A Drop in the Ocean is an online zero waste and sustainable living boutique based out of Tacoma, Washington. We do not have a brick-and-mortar shop, but we do offer local delivery around the South Sound region, including refills of your household essentials.
We do all of our deliveries on Tuesdays. Orders must be placed by 5pm on Monday for guaranteed Tuesday delivery. At checkout, select the "South Sound Local Delivery (Tuesdays)" shipping option, and we'll add you to our route.
Note that we do have a $20 order minimum for delivery, and a $5 delivery fee for orders under $50.
For full details on our delivery system, check out our Local Delivery page.