Eco-Friendly Packaging for Bahati Chai

Hi, Bahati and Maua here, owners of Bahati Chai.

Plastic waste is concerning and very catastrophic.  Our small-scale tea company wants to be free from plastics and other non-bio items.  Not much thought is given to where post-consumer packaging ends up and thats why we are investing in Plant-Based Packaging. 

1. Safer for the Environment – Am sure we all knew this was going to be the first benefit mentioned here. The plant-based packaging doesn’t provide any danger to the environment like normal plastic bags.

2. Plastic Free –  Plastic waste is a huge problem . We are trying to reduce our dependence of plastics and petroleum-based products. 

3. Durable & Biodegradable – Plant-based packaging  can be used and reused over a period of time. Plant-based packaging is especially beneficial because it's compostable; giving each post-consumer packaging a double purpose. 
With your donation:
We are looking to purchase our pouches from 

The Earthpouch  from Sirane is an environmentally-friendly stand-up pouch which is plastic-free and can be recycled. A paper with a 100% plastic-free heat-sealable coating is formed into the pouch, providing a grease, water and moisture barrier.

The pouch is recyclable as part of the paper stream, and is suitable for repulping. There is an option to use natural water-based inks. 
Sample design using eco-friendly pouches. 

We are asking for 50% of the initial cost for 3,000 customizable pouches.
The cost is significantly more than plastic pouches but the benefit of plastic-free pouches outweighs the cost. 

Recyclable & plastic-free stand-up packaging pouch (

Thank you soo much for donating. Your contribution is greatly appreciated. We hope to receive these pouches by June, 2021. 
Will post the update on our Instagram @bahatichai 

Bahati & Maua Kidayi
Bahati Chai, LLC.


  • Brandon Byrd 
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
  • Benjamin Arthur 
    • $200 
    • 9 mos
  • Sally Feng 
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
Become an early supporter 

Your donation matters


Bahati Kidayi 
Brooklyn, NY
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more