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We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnaabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

UNLESS someone like you

Cares a whole awful lot,

Nothing’s going to get better.

It’s NOT….

- Dr. Seuss (The Lorax)

Once a young girl deeply affected by the environmental scars she witnessed during family camping trips in Northern British Columbia, Nikki Self grew up to understand the devastating impact of unsustainable practices through Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax." This realization fueled her journey toward eco-conscious living, a path she shared with her life partner, Christian von Seydlitz. Together, they embarked on a mission to make a significant impact through a purpose-driven business.


In 2016, Nikki and Christian launched Saponetti, Toronto’s inaugural zero-waste store. Their venture was not just a business but a movement toward eco-living, offering essential products and inspiration for a sustainable lifestyle. Saponetti emerged as a one-stop solution for daily needs, emphasizing cleanliness, wellbeing, and joy, while drastically reducing single-use plastic waste.


Their goal extended beyond product offerings; they aimed to transform anxiety about environmental issues into empowering, positive actions. Understanding the challenges in adopting a zero-waste lifestyle, they designed Saponetti to make this transition effortless and enjoyable.


At the heart of Saponetti's operations is a blend of energy and positivity. With a bricks-and-mortar refill station, Nikki and Christian foster a direct connection with their community, reinforcing a cycle of positivity with each customer interaction. This connection underscores Saponetti’s role as more than just a retailer; it is a hub of community, empowerment, and a movement towards elevating collective consciousness.


As Saponetti grows, so does its influence in shaping a sustainable future. Nikki and Christian are committed to expanding the circular economy and rekindling humanity’s symbiotic relationship with the earth. Their business model focuses on integrity and quality throughout the supply chain, seeking collaborations with community-based makers and entrepreneurs to amplify their global impact. Saponetti invites everyone to join this movement of joy and celebration, inspiring individuals to reduce household waste and collaborate for greater impact. It stands as a testament to the belief that a better future is possible through collective, sustainable actions.

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