We strongly believe that technology can make the world a better place. The beauty of tech is that it can make things more efficient, and thus allow us to save on resources.
Can you tell us what’s special about your brand/business?
At Chinavasion, we are hungry for products that can help solve the environmental challenges that we’re all facing today. There are many technological innovations in the tech industry today that can contribute to a better world. One good example are solar gadgets. This product range is broader than you think. See below a list of examples:
Solar powered lighting:
What motivated you to start an eco-friendly business/brand?
We strongly believe that technology can make the world a better place. The beauty of tech is that it can make things more efficient, and thus allow us to save on resources. The solar product examples all contribute by collecting and storing energy from the sunlight in an efficient way and help the user save on electricity.
Besides, we work with many resellers who are luckily very interested in green products. We see a great trend showing that more and more people are eager to get a hold of eco gadgets. With this trend in mine, we work hard on sourcing more ‘fun’ products that can engage more people in becoming one with nature.
What green issues are you most passionate about?
We aren’t very picky about specific green issues as long as we believe we can have an impact overall. If we really have to give you an answer, then we would go for the overload of green house gasses that are released in the air. Hopefully some day we can offer electronics and gadgets that are fun, while at the same time helping us to reduce the green house gas footprint.
What advice would you have for other aspiring social and green entrepreneurs?
A social and green entrepreneur must be very passionate about the environment we live in, but at the same time must realize that just passion or hard work isn’t enough. Start with a good business plan, and ask people in your environment to validate your ideas. Make sure they are honest to you, instead of believing that your passion will just get you through the hard time. Many eco entrepreneurs fail at this stage.
Validation also never stops. While your implementing your plan, you get more and more feedback from investors, early stage users and any other person that you’re talking to. Make sure to take their ideas serious and revise your business model accordingly. Always keep the user in mind and think about what they can economically gain from using the product. It’s always great to find customers who think like you, but at the end of the day we need to convince the less eco-conscious customer that they can actually economically benefit from your product or service.